Sorry if I’ve appeared to ignore your comments lately. The way it’s always worked is that WordPress automatically mails me your comments. For the last 48 hours . . . no comments. I felt a bit abandoned, but figured that you all had more important things in your life than me. (To get a feeling of my tone right now, think of this joke: How many Jewish mothers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Never mind, I’ll just sit here in the dark.) Still, something seemed peculiar, so I checked my WordPress dashboard, and realized you guys hadn’t abandoned me. All the missing comments were piled up there. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I investigated my WordPress settings and satisfied myself that all was well there. A quick Gmail check, though, revealed that, for reasons unknown, Gmail had decided that all my blog comments are spam. I’ve had a stern talk with Gmail (well, I marked all the comments as “not spam”), and it’s promised never to do something naughty like that again. Whew!