No following just now. I haven't found a way to get around the fact that the 'follow' widget links to an old blog, not to this one. It will go back up, perhaps, when I figure that out.
Meanwhile, for those with an opinion:
During the brief time that I had the widget up, I used it to "follow" four others. Once done, I saw those blogs in my Google Reader feed, in the same place where I was these blogs before the widget. They just had a little sub-heading.
If a 'reader' is how you see those you follow, look in that place for a box that says something like 'add a subscription'. There is one in the GR and it allows me to copy & paste a URL into the box and begin a different version of following.
Until resolution or abandonment of that issue, I'll be reading you there.
Off to Tai Chi and then a walk with a friend. Adios.