Hi Everyone, after MANY MANY hours of changing so many settings on my blog I have now reverted to plain ole Blogger, This will mean that you will now be able to comment without joining any other site or blog. Shame is I have lost ALL comments for the last 10 days. I can put up with that as long as you can all comment now.
Thank you for your patience. It's taken me a long while but I am there.
In case any of you have had the same trouble I am posting a "help" answer from the Google Help forum. I haven't included my replies as I thought this is the information most of you would want if you were in this position.
Hi you need to sign in to Blogger, click your blog name, open the Google+ settings on the left menu, then de-select the option to "Use Google+ comments on this blog". If that doesn't work, the best place to get assistance is the official Blogger help forum: productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/blogger
you need to have a Google+ Profile connected to Blogger to be able to change that setting. So be sure you are using Google+ with your Blogger account. Once you have disabled Google+ comments, you can then delete your Google+ Profile.