This blog hasn't been spammed in a little while, but this morning I got two very noxious examples. I jumped right on it, banning the IP address, deleting the comments and freezing the post. This particular aspect of blog maintenance is kind of like weeding a garden, tiresome but necessary. Of course, it gets much much worse if the weeds (comment spam) get a foothold in the blog.
The really interesting thing is that I found this link in my referrer log. This was where the spammer must have found the post which he later spammed. This site is fascinating in a twisted and amoral type of way.
So I've learned a new acronym, SEO for Search Engine Optimization, and have had a glimpse into a pretty sordid subculture on the web. If they're going to feed off amateur bloggers, the least we can do is expose their methods and hangouts.