The comments may or may not work depending on your browser. They aren't working with Safari at the present time if you're on a Mac but they work on Firefox Mozilla. I don't know what the deal is if you are using Linux or Windows and the other various browsers. Hang in there. Try a different browser if the comments don't work for you at the present time.
I recently changed from Haloscan to Echo and have to adjust some code in the ancient template I am using for this blog. I suppose one of these days I will upgrade to a new blogger template but it will take a lot of time to do that. In the meantime, I am awaiting some help from an HTML wiz. So we will just sit tight for now.
Thanks for your patience,