I just blocked somebody from commenting on my blog. I felt bad doing it, but this person arouses feeling of rage every time I see their comments. I feel like I shouldn’t feel this way. I know exactly what they would say if they saw this. What’s even more aggravating is that they post from multiple locations, resulting in multiple IP addresses that I have to block individually. I feel like a creep doing it, but I have to save my sanity, what’s left of it, and take care of my high blood pressure.
What I really want is to block this person from even accessing my blog (actually I have a couple of stalkers–yes, really–that I’d like to block) but according to WP there’s no way to do that other than making it a private blog, and that would mean being invisible to the wonderful world of blogging friends who have found my blog, usually via other mental health bloggers. So there’s nothing to do about that.
Please know that this is a tiny group of people that I know personally, from the distant past, and have serious issues with, who found my blog through various searches. It does not apply to my “bloggie” community, at all, at all.
Have any of you had to take measures to prevent unwanted comments or lurkers or stalkers? What did you do about it?