I tried to leave a comment on my own blog (the other one) and discovered that on it I was not recognised. I know on some people's blogs, when I leave a comment, I am already registered as one of the profile choices. Other blogs that I also follow, I am not. Thinks, maybe the ones I show up on I follow publicly (I am a bit shy sometimes so follow privately)?
So I tried an experiment, lame though it now looks. I thought I'll follow myself publicly on Living in Exile, then maybe I'll show up as myself when I try to leave a comment - like I do on Written in Exile. (Some time back, blogger made me a follower of myself on Written in Exile.) Sadly, my comments form still doesn't recognise me.
It is very frustrating. I often want to leave comments and can't. By the time I have wrestled the loop of signing in and being rejected a few times, I then get kicked out of gmail, blogger and panic.
I can understand that having anonymous comments is a problem for some people and not a permanent solution. Perhaps having comment moderation coupled with anonymous comments would work?
I hope the solar flare doesn't add to our woes. I hope somebody is working on resolving these issues.