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I have to be honest, I don't often bother to comment on blogs that use word verification, because it's just too painful! Since I noticed such a strong correlation between the use of word verification and the number of comments people were receiving, I felt I had to do a public service announcement. If there is one super simple thing you can do to get more comments on your blog, turning word verification off is it!
What about spam? Well, I have word verification turned off, but I only allow comments from registered users, and I get about a dozen spam comments a year. I can live with that.
Here's a mini tutorial for people using Blogger blogs:
Step 1: Click on "Settings" in your blogging menu.
Step 2: Click on "Posts and comments".
Step 3: Under "Who can comment?" click "Registered User" and under "Show word verification", choose No from the drop down menu.
Easy as pie!
I hope that's helpful - let me know if you have any questions.