I asked my go to Bloggy wizard about this feature and was told the following:
"most of those folks don’t know that blogger’s spam filters are so strong now that word verification is pretty much unwarranted… not to mention it kills community because people get frustrated and leave…"
so.......Here is what you can do if you want to be brave and make it easier for those who visit your blog to leave comments:
Go to your dashboard, click on Settings, and then scroll down until you see this:
Click on NO
I have not had any problems with this change on my blog. It will make it easier for visitors to comment without waiting or missing a step. I love to give comments about as much as I love to receive them, and I want us all to have great feedback!
Thanks and have a great weekend!