I have two questions I hope you can answer:
1. Recently, my blog has been inundated with spammers. The URLs of some of them is quite graphic, and when I hover the mouse over the name, the photo is pornographic. Akismet has been excellent in filtering out this spam. But I wonder if anything can be done to eliminate it. I now spend more time cleaning out the junk mail than I do in creating my blog. (I just wrote a blog about this: "Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam.")
2. This week, I was awarded the "Illuminating Blogger Award." I can't find any info on it. Is this affiliated with WordPress?
The blog I need help with is earth-rider.com.