Just let me share some gripes...
OH word verification I abhor thee. 
Those who follow me know this too well. I am now following blogs that have it on and every time I go to enter a comment the blinking word verification pops up and I don't bother. I'm pretty sure I've asked people to turn it off but they've ignored me. It sucks for them that they don't get to read my comments.
Now I'm starting to think about unfollowing people because it's so ******* annoying. I don't know what else to do?! I often read blogs on my phone and there's just no way I can read the silly words and often the full words don't even show up on my phone screen!! The time it takes is also annoying.
I do really like Bloglovin' now (though the name still annoys me - add a 'g' people!!) and would recommend it as an alternative. If you have no idea what I'm on about or you are still using google reader head over to this post by Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts - she explains really clearly how to make the move!

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