MyBlogLog. Good service or Spam Haven?

Some of you may have noticed the new widget on the bottom of the sidebar. No it’s not people I know, it’s people who actually read this blog. It’s called MyBlogLog and it’s one of the newest services to be bought by Yahoo.

Always one to follow a crowd, I figured I’d try it out for a bit. Here’s my review:

As far as the “who’s reading” feature, I think it’s cool as heck. It’s interesting to know a little bit about your anonymous readers – you know, those of you reading this right now without ever leaving me a comment. It’s ok to comment, I don’t bite.

The stats are neat too, but nothing that Webalizer or Google Analytics don’t already tell me.

Now for some history.

Before MyBlogLog, I was getting about 5-6 spam comments / day. All blocked of course by the Akismet wordpress plugin.

After MyBlogLog, I’m averaging 1 every minute. In fact, in the time it took me to go and delete all the spam comments, I got 5 more.

As much as I don’t want to, it looks like I’ll have to install a captcha on here instead of the “type ryan” thing. Who knows, I may even leave both.

Anybody else notice a serious increase in spam comments after installing the MyBlogLog widget? If so, comment and let me know about it.

About Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: