I had a big spam attack today, April 21. I was getting 10 or 20 comments a day but it increased sharply this week, to over 100 per day. This morning it sped up to over 100 per hour for a while. Almost none of the comments were specifically related to the post that they were stated as being related to. For a while I was deleting them as fast as I could but they were coming in faster. The main problem was that my email server did not initially recognize the notices from my web host as spam. I had to delete these in stages over the day. I had a second attack in the afternoon and the notifications from my web host went directly into my spam folder.
The most unsettling thing was that these looked just like the comments that I normally receive. This leads me to believe that I do not have anywhere near as many readers as I thought. I am seriously thinking of simply taking this blog down.