Just wanted to let everyone know that I finally broke down and after almost 5 years of allowing people to post either anonymously or connecting a website to a name, changed the way people can leave comments.
The reason being is that I was getting very tired of dealing with spam comments. Even though Blogger is doing a fantastic job of channeling 98% of my spam comments directly into the spam folder, it was the remaining two percent that I was getting tired of dealing with. Plus, do you know how disconcerting it is to check the spam folder every three days and see at least 160+ spam comments in it?
So for the foreseeable future, the only way that you can leave comments is by one of the following methods:
1} Using your Blogger/Google+/Google account (I'm pretty sure about the Google+ account, since it's part of the same Google family).
2} Open ID.
I'll still be moderating because I just can't see myself not doing that, simply because I don't allow anonymous comments.
I sincerely apologize in advance to all my friends who come to visit and want to leave a comment, but can't due to not having either a Google account or any other blogging type account.
When things get back to some degree of normalcy here and I can see with a reasonable degree of accuracy what kind of traffic I'm actually getting, I'll give some serious consideration to allowing anonymous comments again.