If you actually click through to my blog, as opposed to reading it on facebook or through an rss feed, you will see that I am always putting little bits and pieces into the sidebar, including a regular if idiosyncratic set of links to other blogs.
Now I've added something so that you can check recent comments. Stop by and have a look! See your comment up in sidebar lights!
I dropped comment moderation and word verification a while ago and this seems to have worked just fine. Silly stuff will still get deleted, but I haven't needed to do this for quite some time.