First, what does OpenID do? It allows you to take your identity with you, proving that you own a particular URL. Isn't that simple? Yes. And a big surprise is that you may already have an OpenID. If not, don't fret. There are several options to get one:
If you haven't set up OpenID, you can still link to your blog — or any webpage, for that matter — by using the standard tag inside the comment form.From Blogger Buzz
OpenID-enabled services such as WordPress.com, LiveJournal, and AOL Journals, or with their AOL/AIM accounts. When they leave a comment with an OpenID , you will see this icon next to their names. No more comment spoofing.
To enable this on your blog, go to your Dashboard | Settings | Comments | Who can Comment | check Anyone or Registered Users.
This is from myOpenID on using your own URL:
You can use your own URL as your OpenID, and still use myOpenID as your OpenID server. To set this up, create an account, and add the following markup into your page's <head<> section:
<link rel="openid.server"Or another method...which I decided to use:
<link href='http://www.myopenid.com/server' rel='openid.server'/> <!-- For delegating OpenID v1.x-->In both examples put your OpenID username where it says your account.
<link href='http://youraccount.myopenid.com' rel='openid.delegate'/> <!-- For delegating OpenID v1.x-->
<meta content='http://youraccount.myopenid.com/xrds' http-equiv='X-XRDS-Location'/> <!-- For delegating OpenID v2.x-->;
That's it. You can now use your own URL to log into OpenID enabled sites with myOpenID as your OpenID server.
Now, while I have your attention. Big Bad Blogger apologized for removing the URL field from the comments form prematurely. And they regreted making it appear that they were trying to force you into getting a Google Account. Don't you all feel bad for talking the way you did about them? Shame on you.