...But I HAVE to put this out there. Word verifications on blog commenting drive me absolutely INSANE.
I love the people who write the blogs I read, so I deal with it. Today, however, I thought, what if they just don't know they can turn them off? So, just in case that is the case, here's what you do:
1. Go to your blogger dashboard and choose 'settings,' then 'comments'. It will look like this:
2. Scroll down and choose "no" for the "show word verification" option
Then, save it.
If you're seriously worried about spam, you can choose to moderate the comments, which is much less painful for your commenters. I have been blogging for 5 years now, and I can remember once, maybe twice that I got spammed. If you do get spam, you can delete it with one click.
I am one ornery day away from blacklisting the blogs with word verification, so consider yourselves on notice =p