Here are your choices: You can use just a screen name, log in to Intense Debate and register, use Open id, Facebook, Twitter, or Wordpress accounts. Email is optional as well as website if you don't use the other five buttons as an option.
NOTE: ALL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ARE NO LONGER APPLICABLE. THE NEW COMMENTING SYSTEM FOR THE HOBOKEN JOURNAL IS NOW INTENSE DEBATE DEPICTED ABOVE.
Update 11/21/2010: This tutorial can help you go from anonymous to having your own unique blogger identity. I recently re-enabled anonymous commenting to make it easier for newer readers to sign in. However, it always makes better dialogue when you know who you are talking to.
Furthermore, if signing up still proves to problematic there is one other option to give yourself an identity:
1) Select Name/URL option below
2) Put in your name as shown and click continue
3) Type in your comment and click post comment button. That is it! Three easy steps.
I developed this tutorial to help people sign up for comments on this Site who want to post with a consistent screen name rather than anonymously. I recommend using or creating a Gmail account and then following these steps to be able to comment with an identity on my site. Sorry for not getting this done sooner.
Here is the tutorial on Slideshare: