It’s remarkable how much spam is directed at this little blog. In a given day, I’d say the Akismet plugin stops something like 5 to 8 spam comments from getting posted here. It’s absolutely infuriating and ridiculous, especially for such a podunk little no-name blog like this. I can’t imagine how many the big ones get!
On the other hand, it would be so much worse if the comments actually made it through. I should be grateful that Akismet is so good at stopping them (knock on wood).