I've changed the settings in both this news blog and in my (Shihan Dan's) article blog The Way of Least Resistance which will make it easier for you to leave comments - you no longer have to be a blogspot member (which I hadn't realised was the default!).
You'll still be prompted to complete a word verification (one of those pictures) so as to minimise spam. Also I will moderate the comments - just to avoid inappropriate ones.
I look forward to hearing from you all - drop a line whenever you feel like it.