I got a shock when I looked at all of the blogs that people have started! It's amazing, and humbling, that so many people are putting their stories on the web! So sorry I didn't see this before, and didn't reply.
I've added a table at the bottom of every page which lists the blogs from the last 13 weeks so you can read them for yourselves.
Please do keep asking questions and offering advice and encouragement to each other, and I'll be a lot better at answering now.
I've removed the option to log in with OpenID, which was the main problem. I hope everything will work more smoothly now.
we've also changed the way we verify to reduce spam. Please use DISQUS comments system which performs its own verification - sorry!
the Registration on the site is just for our newsletter, and we will shortly move that to MailChimp, again for protection against spam. It's amazing how quickly the rubbish accumulates
With love and prayers