...to raise awareness of sausage fingered blogger syndrome.
Every day dozens of people read your blog.
People like Dan Milligan, a man so lazy he is actually fictional.
People like Conrad Kinch of Kingstown, Ireland - a man so feckless and a sluggish that he frequently reads your blog on his phone in bed, when he's meant to be sweeping the kitchen or writing that article that he promised to Donogh months ago. But mainly on his phone, because he's too lazy to wrest his laptop away from Mrs Kinch, who is probably doing something productive with it, like getting a Tesco shop in or arguing with people on the Internet.
Conrad reads your blog.
Conrad likes your blog.
Conrad would like to comment on your blog, but he can't.
Because Conrad suffers from Sausage Fingered Blogger Syndrome.
This is a real condition, a very real made up condition, that makes it too much trouble for Conrad to comment on your blog. Why?
Because your blog has "Show word verification" enabled.
Every day, Conrad expends seconds, sometimes entire minutes if he's bothered to write a long enough comment, trying to type a random word to prove that he's not a robot. He does this in spite of a tiny screens and the cruel vagaries of predictive text.
Conrad is not a robot.
For one he lacks their work ethic and unrealistically high standards of personal grooming.
Disabling "Show word verification" doesn't mean that your blog will be suddenly filled with comments offering you penis enlargement pills, Nigerian bank accounts or pictures of Hot Girls waiting for you live on their webcams.
Well, actually it does, but they will all end up in the spam filter, which empties itself anyway.
It doesn't mean that you can't moderate your comments. You will be able to.
So take this small step and make it easier for people like Conrad to comment on your blog, rather than mashing their chubby fists against an iPhone screen while queuing at the Post Office.
It would be better. He is beginning to frighten the children there.