I have been informed that people who access my blog in Australia are having difficulty accessing my comment boxes which is provided by 'Echo'. There are problems both in reading the comments and posting them. I don't know if the problem exists in any other country.
In any case I was offered the following advice by Dr. Isaac Balbin who lives in Australia. It should work for any country that has this problem:
The solution is to do the following http://haemtza.blogspot.com/ncr/
ncr means "no country redirect"
I suggest those who access my blog from Autralia (and any other countries where this is a problem) change all links to the above until Echo fixes the problem. I'm told that they are working on it.
I apologize for the inconvenience.