Be Careful How You Spread The Word!
Most of the spam was being generated to entice to commercial adult sites and we were getting hundreds of hits per day.
After a few days we decided to remove the link to them from our sidebar and guess what…the spam surge has now stopped completely.
So take care and be aware that this kind of thing happens and that removing the link can in some instances cure the problem.
It’s a pity that some feed sites attract the spammers, we’ve been listed on most of the sites on our sidebar for months, even years, with no problems whatsoever. So don’t let this one incident put you off promoting your blog, just be vigilant.