I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later, but someone has been anonymously spamming my blog. I have been receiving comments, mostly on one particular older post, with information on things like prescription drugs that I highly doubt would be useful to any of my readers. So my choices are 1) Disable anonymous commenting, 2) Start using the word verification thingie, or 3) Approve my comments before they are posted. I'm not sure I'm making the right choice, but for now I'm going to disable anonymous posting. It's a shame too, because I have received a few very nice anonymous comments, although not generally from regular readers. But I know that many bloggers REALLY dislike the word verification thingie (I personally don't mind so much -- I sometime have quite the chuckle over some of the words I have to type), and I would rather not have to approve every comment before it is posted. Hopefully this will not inconvenience anyone too much. And hopefully Mr./Ms. Anonymous can go find something more worthwhile to do besides messing with my blog!