To banish Captcha (aka 'word verification') from blogs.
To that end, I designed some blog buttons that advertise Captcha-Free-ness. If you want to encourage visitors to follow your blog, then grab a blog button and put it in your sidebar.
How do you do that?
Just go to my Captcha-Free Blog Button page and copy the HTML code for the button of your choice. There's more code than what shows in the box, so be sure to click and drag all the way to the end.
Go back to your Blogger blog (not sure about Wordpress or others) and open up 'Layout.'
Look in the sidebar of your choice for 'Add a Gadget' and click that.
Scroll until you find HTML and click that.
When the window opens up, paste the HTML into it.
While you're there, you can adjust the size of the button to fit your blog.
Once you're done with that, 'save' the HTML. When you 'save arrangement' and 'view blog,' the blog button should appear wherever you added it. Just test it to be sure the link works, and you're done!
Happy blogging. :)