I removed the "My Blog Log" list of recent readers from the side of my page.  That group, now at Yahoo, has some work to do in order to deal with the SPAM.  For the last couple of days my recent reader list has included ads for "free online pharmacies" and "Free ipods".  I love the idea of getting to know who reads my blog and creating a community of readers, but not if it can't be done without SPAM.