What to do with all the spam comments??

Hey there fellow (food)bloggers,

I know for sure that I am not the first one with this problem so I will turn to some of you who have been blogging seriously for a longer time.
Several of my blog posts are being spammed heavily and I don’t know what to do about it 😦

I am very busy these days working and blogging used to be the time where I could relax and focus on something different than work, but recently all this spam has gotten to me and I am feeling very annoyed about it. I even considered deleting my blog the other day – just to clear out all that spam!!

Please help me – what do you do to prevent/ignore all that spam? An please, share my frustrations with your fellow blog friends if you think they might be of any help to me….

Thanks,

A spam drowning blogger