December 11, 2020

Adding moderation to the comments

Man, all the years this blog has been going, and Max never added me as a contributing author. How rude. But I was able to sneak myself in this morning, just to make it easier to check things from my own Blogger account.

Since I want to leave this blog up to keep the archives available, I've changed the moderation on comments from 20 days to 5 days, just to cut down on the amount of spam that might show up in them. I've already culled a ton and I know I've probably missed a who thinks it's a good idea to spam a 3 year old blog post that no one will ever check the comments on?

Max's email address will still be valid and I'll check it every now and then, but not daily. The best way to reach me via him is a message on his FB author page. It's linked to my personal page and I see when there are notifications on it.

I'll also post updates when the next Wick stories are available, and where they can be read. 

Most of the memories that bubble up in my brain--and there are a lot of them--will probably be posted to my own blog...unless people prefer I post them here. Historically, my own blog was filled with a lot of Max and Buddah, and I don't imagine that will change.

I still miss these guys like crazy. We practically have a shrine to them in the living room, between the fireplace and TV. The top picture there is one a friend had commissioned of Max, and the bottom two were painted by the amazing Karen Nichols, owner of Mousebreath Magazine, where Max had his weekly Ask Max column.

The two photos of Buddah...I ordered those late September intending them to be a Christmas gift for The Man, and they arrived two days after he died. That was both rough and perfect timing, and there was no way I could wait to give them to him

Main thing is that this blog will stay put and will not be deleted, comments will be moderated after 5 days, the archives will remain, and there will be further Wick stories.


Susan said...

Thank you so much for keeping this. I keep pictures of my 3 everywhere so I keep them present. They are still here with me. Max and Buddha are 2 of my favorite kitties and I still like to read about them. I am not familiar with your blog, though I feel like I know you from Max's perspective 😊 This Christmas will be tough, I know, but it gets better. Sometimes we are lucky enough to find that special one, the heart one, that connects magically. I think of you every day, it's been a monumental year. Too many have been taken. Too many beautiful and gentle souls. If you get a chance, could you post a link or name of your blog? Thank you, bless you and your soft boobs and colorful hair, as per Max😍

CatLady32 said...

Thank you for deciding to keep Max’s Psychokitty blog. There are so many great posts and I’m sure there are many like me who like to reread them. I too have a memory wall for my fur baby who crossed the bridge. It helps the heart to heal. After 2 years I also got my first tattoo of his name and actual paw print appropriately placed over my heart. There may be other cats in my life but none like the one with this place of honor.

messymimi said...

Max was so amazing, i am glad you are keeping his blog up.

Eastside Cats said...

Sending purrs and hugs.

Tamsinblu said...

So glad you are keeping it. I have to say I miss Ask Max Mondays.

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Of course make whatever adjustments ease your heart and mind.

Spammers are crazy. After Skeeter and LC went over The Bridge, I saved all their posts to the new Mark's Mews Blog and then deleted the old Blogspot addy. Like, who would ever even think of creating "Skeeter and LC". Well, some twit snatched it and tried to use it for advertising. It apparently didn't work because I still have it as a Project on Statcounter ad no one ever seems to visit. But he won't give it or even sell it back. Just to be mean, I suppose.