Over the last few months several friends have told me they wanted to leave comments on my blog but couldn't. One friend had to sign in and open up her own blog account to have the ability to post a comment. Being a blogging neophyte, I got frustrated and considered jumping ship and importing my blog to Wordpress.
Rookie mistake. I mentioned to Josh that a lot of other people using Blogger seemed to have lots of comments - those people commenting couldn't all have blog accounts or gmail.
I can't take credit for a lightbulb moment. Josh told me to check my settings - something I had never done....and there it was in the settings: 'anyone can comment' or 'only registered users.'
Problem fixed...comment away - I'd love to hear your thoughts!