I know, I know. I’ve been horrible about this blogging thing. It’s often hard to figure out what to blog about for starters and as soon as you have an idea about what you can blog about, the phone rings or you get an email. Geesh!
Today I’d like to blog about Akismet and the Akismet key provided by WordPress. Before I get into that though, I’d like to say that up until this time, I’ve been a great fan of Joomla and still am. I started building websites with Mambo and when some of the members left and went to Joomla, I liked support and community members around it. Needless to say, I ended up getting very lucky with this domain name. So not all familiar with wordpress, I thought because it said blog and WordPress was the most popular, I’d use it. Not only for the experience of using it, but for my clients who may ask for it.
Needless to say, I started using WordPress from WordPress.org but did not sign up with an account on wordpress.com. So, my first impression of WordPress wasn’t all that great. On a daily basis, I was getting so many spam comments it was ridiculous. I had gotten to the point that I just discarded all comments automatically and was almost afraid to log into the justinsblog.com because of the number of comments I have to sift through and bulk moderate.
Anyway, I ended up doing a search on Google and found WordPress.com and signed up and got my akismet key. I entered it into the little box a couple weeks ago and forgot about it. Logged in today and the only comment I had to approve was a legitimate one, (sorry I did not respond sooner Bryan). I hadn’t even noticed that the emails stopped completely.
So, this blog, which is long over due , is simply my experience with this WordPress.org software, which is free to all. Use the akismet key and you’ll be glad you did. I was afraid to even log in with the amount of spam comments I had to moderate… while trying not to miss a legit comment that someone took the time to write.
OK, blogging is getting better. I hope to put more up here and now that I actually remember that this site is here, I think I’ll start using it. Thanks to the Akismet Key, I’m beginning to like this wordpress software. … OK, can I be done now?
Justin, thank you for the information on transferring a domain away from ipower. I was on the verge of pulling my hair out trying to accomplish this for a client when I found your blog. I followed your directions and it was done in an instant!
You are very welcome Lisa!