When you first start blogging it is fairly rare that your spam box is bursting, but, as your blog becomes more popular and your RSS feed is submitted to more sites that pull from it for your blog posts, it’s inevitable that you are going to get more and more spam comments arriving on your blog.
Those that are new to blogging and who have been lucky enough to see their blog take of really quickly will know what I’m on about and the question always arises on how you deal with this spam that you are suddenly getting, do you just delete it all or sift through it?
I personally do a bit of both, OK Akismet does prove to be a good deterrent for spam, but sometimes innocent comments are put in the spam section, so my advice to most bloggers and specially those using the WordPress platform is check your spam, if you see a comment that shouldn’t be there they approve it and over time that persons comments will stop appearing in the spam box.
Also be careful what you approve, some comments can look quite innocent, but, check them for their links as these could be going to the type of sites that you really don’t want to be linked to. Also set up a comment policy on your blog and this should also help those commentators that appreciate your blog to comment in the correct way, such as using a name and not a website etc.
Spam is indeed a problem for a lot of blogs, but it’s something that all bloggers have to live with 😉