Friday, December 12, 2008

Notes to Self - A Slap in the Face

I was minding my own business this week; doing nothing to annoy the Great Blogspot Gods. As a matter of fact, I was no where near my computer, not online at all for 2 days.

Oh! but what a tangled mess I discovered when I did get back yesterday.

I had been spammed. Like a slap in the face, I didn't do anything to deserve it!!

I didn't like it very much. And it took over 2 hours to clean up this blog: deleting all those spammy comments. And using up the little strength I had.

Yes, I reported the spammer from China.

I hope none of you have met with a similar fate.

That's what I think. ~ Helene

PS ~ I celebrated my 57th birthday this week. I celebrated in bed with the flu. I hope this isn't indicative of the next 12 months. ~H


  1. Happy Birthday!

    Sorry you spent it in bed though, maybe this year will be like we say about the month of March, in like a lion, out like a lamb......

  2. Hiya, Brenda. I like your attitude, girl. After re-reading this entry and the one at BJP I realized I am rather a sad sack today. :b
    There's only 1 way to go,right now, and that's up ~ I like the idea of soaring high and free.
    I think I will adopt your point of view. ~H

  3. Happy birthday! I hope your birthday was wonderful.

    The same thing happened to my blog a few months ago, and, for a nice addition, they made fun of the comments I'd made about my sister-in-law who's dying of cancer. There are some scummy people in this world, but the good ones more than balance it out, thank goodness.

    Hang in there, and keep up the good outlook!

  4. Belated Happy Birthday Helene!
    ...And sorry to hear about the spammer. It might be the same jewelry company that just peppered our eSMArts team blog with over thirty ads. oh well, crap happens :)

  5. Happy Belated Birthday - I am so sorry for you that you were ill for it! Hopefully you are feeling better now. Wow, your spam story has urged me to look at my blog - something happened to mine last year too, but I thought nothing of it and just fixed it... but wasting 2 hours fixing it again would not be a happy thing! Thanks for the tip!

  6. Helene,
    Happy Birthday! Hope you feeling better already.
    I got the spammed too. Take care!