I installed the WordPress.com Stats plugin for the blog I have at http://www.my10favoritebooks.com running on WordPress 2.0 (my hosting site doesn't have a new enough version of mySQL to run 2.2). I activated it. I went to the WordPress.com Stats tab and entered my API key (the same one I use for Akismet). I hit the save button. My API key disappears, and the window still says "The WordPress.com Stats Plugin is not working because it needs to be linked to a WordPress.com account." Hmmm. How do I link it, other than typing in the API key? I've tried typing my API key in as well as copying and pasting it in -- same result. Nothing. I double checked that my template has the wp_footer line before the closing body tag, and it does.
I understand that I need to log in to my WordPress.COM dashboard to see the stats. It says that I don't have any blogs (cause my blog is not hosted at wordpress.com, but on my own site). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!