Did you know that Blogspot has done something really wonderful to help all of us ice the spam from our blog comments?
Oh, they most certainly have! Go to your dashboard, click on comments - - - and there, do you see it??? There's a SPAM option!
It is there to detect spam comments that may try to blast their way onto your blog. It shoves them in a private little folder so you can delete them before they EVER pollute your lovely space. It frees you to "enjoy" your spam with crackers and cheese.
Since it appeared in my dashboard, nary one single spam has made it into my comments.
So, if you use Blogspot go ahead, be brave! Try turning off your word verification. Mine's been off for months, and not ONE spam has gotten through. Your commenters will THANK you for one less step. Who knows, you may even get more comments if folks don't have to key in some nonsensical word.
Of course, I don't have any advice for you about stopping comments from your boss, your mom, or even your ornery oldest son. You're on your own with those.
(graphic source - collegerecruiter.com)