Unnecessary hoops

I just activated Akismet, because spam has again reached unbearable levels. The reason that I didn’t activate it before is the absurd procedure that I had to go through to do so. In order to activate this plugin on my blog, I have to go to wordpress.com and sign up for another blog which I will never use, so that I can obtain a wordpress.com API key. I’m a little perplexed by the logic in this – to make one blog more usable, I have to go create another one? Who does this benefit? What is the logic behind forcing me to jump through these hoops? I mean, sure, it wasn’t a hard or complicated process, just really dumb.

So, anyways, for no readily apparent reason, I now have another wordpress site. Hope it doesn’t get innundated by spam, since I’ll probably never look there after today.