I really like it when people comment on my posts, especially if I can respond and get a conversation going in the comments section. I realized that the way I had my comments settings was probably stopping some people from posting comments when they actually wanted to.
In the hope of generating more discussion I have removed some of the restrictions from commenting on my blog. You should no longer need an account to post comments and I have comment moderation turned off so that posted comments will show up immediately. The only thing still in place is the image/word verification so that I don't get spammed from automated web-crawling programs.
Feel free to let me know if you like or dislike this change.