I wrote a while back about wondering what defines success in blogging (post). So I started getting a few spam posts. Then I got more. I assume this meant I was getting indexed somewhere, perhaps pretty favorably. And then the spam just started getting out of hand. I installed Akismet.
Today I see:
Akismet has protected you from 918 spam comments.
918! In a month or so. (Can’t remember when exactly I installed it, so much for scientific tracking.) Wow! That’s crazy. I guess that’s a partial indicator of success.
I recommend getting Akismet if you are you using WordPress.