Not an important post. Just wondering if anyone has similar experiences.
Last few weeks I've been getting 4-8 spam comments a day. They seem to be randomly assigned to posts throughout my blog history to try and escape my notice. Because I have the option set that I need to approve any comment older than a week I've been able to catch and burn these. I've had full-free anonymous posting open for, like, months, so it isn't that. I guess I just ended up on a list somewhere?
Don't worry about censorship, I'd never delete even a trollish comment, these are an easy species to detect because they usually have innocuous text that could apply to any blog and then a link to some scummy website for fat burning or sex toys.
In the same time period (I wonder if it is related somehow to the spam) I've received a couple big waves of traffic that I have no clue as to the origin. I've never fooled with Google Analytics or anything, just look at the Stats page in Blogger to see what folks are reading. That way I know if someone has posted a link to Reddit or StumbleUpon. In these cases Blogger would tell me I was getting 400 hits in a day on a three-year-old post but not the origin of those hits. The most recent was for my Beasts of Burden look at encumbrance.
I was wondering if it might be someone sharing a link on G+ and it is hidden in traffic coming from Google (I get a bunch from there already from people looking for silhouettes in image search). But I don't think even all the links from Google on those days adds up to the traffic it's showing. Weird. Either it's telling me I'm getting hits I'm not getting or I'm getting hits and somehow it isn't recording their source.
This isn't a big deal, but knowing who is in your audience and what they are most interested in is useful information.
Can you unlike something? I've never tried. I suppose it would make sense in case you accidentally clicked Like on something you didn't. But my last post, which has the most Likes I've ever got, suddenly dropped by 6. Why would people like something and then change their mind? Weird. Oh well, back to making stuff.