First Draft has always had a bit of spam comments because the comment section was wide open. That was a decision made when we had the Blog Party.
In the beginning, the spam comments were few and far between. It became increasingly frustrating to remove the comments as they increased. By the time I was thinking of abandoning the blog all together, there were around 30 spams daily.
My web designer handled the situation more calmly than I did. However, I had been with it for a while before I said anything to her.
The point is, we seem to have it fixed. Nothing I did worked, so I won't really take any credit. However, at this point, I don't know if anyone can post comments.
My web designer suggested adding writing tips to my sites. You can find them here: http://nadinelamanbooks.com/writing_tips.html and here: http://www.cactusrainpublishing.com/writing_tips.html. And always, this blog can be searched from the sidebar using the search function.
Happy writing. Have a good week.