The timing could not have been better. I have not been posting anything for months on my site. I have quit school and started working so I am approaching life and the subjects that I used to write about from a new angle and I have yet to find my new voice.Despite the good timing it is still aggravating to have to pull my blog down because I was getting deluged with spam and causing problems for my host. I think that part of my problem was the software that I was using to power my blog. I have heard the complaint many times asking why spammers would attack individuals and educational institutions etc. The answer is “just because they can.” I’m sick of it and I will be working on finding/making a blogging tool that is less vulnerable to spam. This is not because I don’t trust that there is good software out there, but also because I think the root way to really fight spam is to attack it from as many different angles as possible. Unfortunately the only effective method of stopping spammers is to make it financially unprofitable for them. That should be the end goal.
For the time being I will be trying to find my own voice again by commenting on other people’s blogs. Eventually I will be back to running my own blog again, but in the mean time I will leave static pages of some of the latest entries in the blogs that I had to pull.