So I come online today and what do I see 17 messages gleefully awaiting my approval! Isn’t it always fun to think you’re much more famous then you are? I know I enjoyed it. This was of course until it dawned on me that oh my goodness I have automatic approval on.. strange?
I go in and find 17 spam messages and more coming in! I thought this was insane so I said fine fine fine I will get a spam blocker and I have to say I did the Akismet as everyone else was making such a fuss about. I got my API since I can get the free one as I do not make $500+ a month on my blogs. Sadly 🙁 I will soon though it is my goal! It blocked a total of 32 messages of spam today! I couldn’t believe it.
I am not fond of having to sign up through wordpress.com for a username. I understand their point of it. But it was painless and I got my API key within 2 minutes and to install it was painless as it was already installed. You just copy and paste and click activate and I have to say I’m not looking back. Its a great tool.