Apparently there was some default setting causing email notification when comments are left on the blog not to get sent, so I wasn't aware that I had unmoderated comments. Unmoderated comments will now show up immediately, but I'll continue to delete off-topic, etc. posts. As well, I've discovered that posts are time-stamped as of when you started composing them, not as of when you actually posted them. Considering that I sit on some technical posts for a couple of months before posting them, this occasionally causes weirdness in post order. I'll work around this, but hopefully it gets fixed at some point. Cheers!