I've been using bit.ly to get around that, but it's been 4 days since I left the comments with the bit.ly redirect and they still haven't shown up. (blog backlinks usually take 3 days at most to start appearing. In my experience anyway).
In fact, someone else made a comment after me, about 2 days ago on one of the blogs I commented. So I checked their backlinks and they've already been credited.
Should I continue to use bit.ly? I heard that they use 301 redirects so the backlink should have been credited to my article. That's why I used it.
If bit.ly was the wrong choice, how do I get around akismet so I can get back to work on backlinking and have them actually appear?
EDIT: is domain forwarding to my article a good idea? Would I be credited that way?