I am NOT ignoring you — and you, thank goodness, are not ignoring me

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!