Well, when doing the page for the blogs following, someone who was not thinking, --- Yup me. !!!! clicked off the comment thing on that page, because who is really going to comment on a blog list.
Then reality set in. That removed the comment area from all the pages. So went to blogger set up to put comments and replies on, and it will not take. Finally, have sent a message to the designer to ask if in the coding, or this system just not working right. Please hang in there until it gets fixed. Thanks.