I switched to WordPress as my blogging software last March. Later that month I installed the Akismet spam module, which has been working very well. Akismet is a free plug-in that learns from the actions of all its users so that it is constantly up to date. I’ve found it to be very effective, blocking over 10,000 comment spam since installation in late March.
The other interesting stat I’ve noticed is that since I started this two-way website, in Feb 2004, I’ve received almost as many comments as I’ve made posts. I know that many of the comments are my responses to other people’s comments, but it makes me glad to know that there are some real conversations embedded in this website. It’s a learning experience to go back and re-read the older ones.
I’d like to thank everyone who has joined in the conversation and helped me learn along the way.