Ever since I installed the Akismet widget my spam count has trebled. I used to have hardly 19 spam comments in my blogging of 6 months. In 1 month I have 59 spam comments. It is either some spammers who enjoy watching the spam count rising after their spamming, or it is akismet spamming us in order to boost its product image.
This is just a theory. People dont pounce on me!