Step 1: Determine if you are using the old or new Blogger. Refer to the pictures below if you aren't sure.
Step 2: If you are using old Blogger, skip to Step 4. If you are using new Blogger look in the top right corner of your screen and find the "Blogger Options" button. Refer to pictures below to see where this button is and what it looks like.
Step 3: Once you have found the "Blogger Options" button, pictured above, click on on it and you will see a menu drop down. Click on the 5th option - "Old Blogger Interface." Be patient while your page is reloading. :)
Step 4: You are now looked at the old Blogger Interface. Beneath the "Manage Blogs" header, find and click on "Settings" as pictured below.
Step 5: Once you click on "Settings," you will see the page below. Click on "Comments."
Step 6: After you have reached the "Settings" & "Comments" Page, scroll down until you see the left-justified words, "Show Word Verification for Comments?" See the picture below for reference.
Step 7: Select "No" because that is the correct answer. Scroll down some more and for the love of all things precious, SAVE your SETTINGS. :) I always forget this part!
To return to the new Blogger, simply scroll all the way up to the very top of the screen and click "Try the updated Blogger interface."
And they all lived happily ever after. Ashley, thank you for having me! :) I hope that any of you reading this will make these changes and help make the blogging world a better place full of magical comments and smiles! :) Have a great day!