A short while back, I noticed a blog spammer had found my blog and was leaving comments on older posts (like from a couple years ago). Over a few days, I noticed also that they were getting closer to the more recent ones, so I activated comment moderation.
And then completely forgot about it and couldn't understand why no one was leaving any comments on the last few posts!!! So this morning, I went to check settings to see if something was amiss.
And it was, but not with blogger... my memory was amiss. I didn't recall I had done this until I saw the long list of comments waiting to be approved!
So I think I am now going to switch to word verification, because this is obviously too much work! And if I don't remember to look, no one will ever be commenting on here again.
Time to institute the KISS principle... keep it simple, stupid!!!
Sorry for the confusion, folks. :-\