Recently, I went into the "plugins" portion of the wordpress dashboard, and tried to activate a plugin called Askimet.
However, having done this, now at the top of the dashboard is a line that reads, "Akismet is almost ready. You must enter your WordPress.com API key for it to work."
When I clink on the link portion of this ("...enter your WordPress.com API key...") and the the link within this ("Get your key"), all I get is a more-or-less blank WordPress.com page (not to be confused with any WordPress.
So what do I do next? Without that key, I'm dead in the water with regard to installing this plugin. Does anyone have suggestions?