I finally got an API Key from WordPress.com. The account I created over a week ago never did get a key (I think they were having server trouble at the time), so I went ahead and created a throw-away account just to get a key. The only reason I need it is for a plugin called Akismet.

Akismet is an automated comment spam filter for WordPress blogs. I haven’t gotten any spam yet, but I’m pretty sure that’s because the WP version of my blog hasn’t been online very long. I used to get spam on my old blog software, so I figure it’s just a matter of time. I’ll let you know how it’s going in six months or so.