If you’ve been running a blog with even a moderate amount of traffic, you know that one of the biggest annoyances that come with it is spam. Whether is comes in comments, trackbacks/pingbacks or fake bot subscriptions, dealing with it can eat up a sizable amount of your precious time.
But it doesn’t need to be this way. If your blog is powered by WordPress, there are several plugins that you can download for free that will virtually eliminate all spam. They also make it very easy to deal with what they’re not sure about by putting them in the moderation queue.