I have noticed that some of my comments are not appearing on the regular blogs where I used to interact frequently. They are all being caught by Akismet, the spam filter.
Akismet is doing a great job in filtering the spam comments and at the same time, they are filtering many of us too☹️
Sometimes after commenting, I could see the notification as “Your comment is awaiting moderation”. But most of the times, even this was not shown after commenting. And on refreshing the blog, I could see that my comment hasn’t appeared at all.
I have intimated on this to akismet via Akismet contact page. If you too are facing similar issue, get it escalated to the Akismet team. Harsh Agarwal @ shoutmeloud has posted a free template which can be used while contacting Akismet. It is there in his post on Is Akismet Marking Your Comment as Spam? Here is how to fix it
Also check your spam folder frequently.. please don’t be surprised on seeing so many genuine comments caught by Akismet, the comment spam filter..
So first of all, access your admin area. It can be accessed by visiting the
wp-admin directory in your web browser. Example: http://www.example.com/wp-admin/. Or click on the wordpress icon in mobile app, scroll down , and now take “View Admin”.
On entering your admin area, just take the comments where you can access your spam section. Unspam the required ones. After two or three times, naturally those comments from the same blogger will be unspammed by Akismet.
Please do this on a frequent mode so that you wont miss to read from your lovely readers..