A few people asked why I had comment verification on my blog, which made it difficult for them to comment using their phone or tablet. So I took it off. Since then I've had a bunch of spam comments, only some of which have been caught by the spam filter on Blogger. I know I could set comments to be approved, but I'd rather sew than sit at the computer approving comments. So I'm putting the comment verification back on.
I apologize to those of you who find it hard to comment because of this - I wish there was another solution that worked for me. I hope you will still be able to post comments you want to make.
Gayle suggested that I not allow anonymous comments instead of reinstating word verification. Thanks Gayle - I'll give that a try!