If you are a reader of the blog and not a blogger, some of this won’t make sense to you or even apply to you. If you are a blogger, and you don’t know about Akismet, I have a treat for you.
Moderating comments on my blog had gotten to be a complete and total chore. I was constantly getting spam blog comments about Gucci bags, watches, UGG boots and some very inappropriate ones too. I just thought it was part of blogging. Those spam comments are intermingled in with readers comments so it was a pain.
Then two of my blogger friends got spam BOMBED. In one day they were getting over 1000 spam comments a day. Wading through that was horrid.
I did some research and came up with the idea to try an “Anit-spam plugin called Akismet”. I told my daughter Kayla about it and she put in on my blog. It-is-AMAZING!!!! No more spam at all!
My blogger friends who had been bombed with spam put it on their blogs. No only did it monitor new daily spam in went back and cleaned up all the old spam. I have been using it since Thanksgiving and I can honestly say it has freed up so much time for me. I am in love.
If you are wondering, I chose the free version. If at sometime that quits working, I’ll upgrade to the paid version. I have WordPress blog as do my friends. I have no idea if it works for Blogger blogs and I have no idea how to install it. I just know it works.