In the (somewhat unlikely) event that you need to contact me for some reason, feel free to send an email message to “webmaster” at this domain (“larabell.org”). Please also put the word “holycow” (in any combinarion of upper/lower case) in the subject line so I know the message is from a human and not a robot. This is not a foolproof contact method since the spam filters on that account are kept very tight. But, thanks to the relentless efforts of spammers, it’s the only way I can be contacted at the moment.
I recently tried to resurrect an updated version of my contact form but, despite my best efforts to weed out bot-driven spam, that is basically all I’ve gotten from the form so far. And it took less than 24 hours between putting the form online and when the spam started flowing. So, apparently, web forms are pretty useless for soliciting comments or requests from website visitors.
More recently, I decided to re-activate my Twitter account in the hopes that maybe I could keep the spam to a minimum and still be able to receive messages related to this website but, alas, the signal-to-noise ratio is way too low to justify leaving Twitter installed on my devices. You could try to find me on LinkedIn – I don’t log in there much but I do get notified if there are any private messages posted and the incidence of spam seems to be much lower there.
If you know of a robust solution that would allow arbitrary website visitors to reach me without my having to wade through mountains of spam, feel free to let me know via either of the methods above (and, if you’re touting your own product, adding “holycow” to the subject is very important since, in general, I will be deleting product announcements and advertisements with a vengeance).
Thank you for your cooperation.