Firstly, I must say 'thankyou' to those of you who have recently signed up as my followers. My shameless touting for acknowledged readers was only thinly disguised as an explanation of how to make following easier for yourselves, but I attempted to place my tongue firmly in my cheek, when I named my Followers widget in my sidebar the "Trophy Room"! I think the blank faces which come up if the followers have not supplied a picture might well be drawn with a couple of antlers, or tusks, or a rhino horn, don't you?
But I am once again confused, having made a great effort to understand the way that Followers works, to find this morning that it seems to have grown into something more. It seems that Blogger is going in for social networking as well, and my neat little block of heads in my sidebar has become larger, with a banner at the bottom of it encouraging readers to join Google Friend Connect. This uses up space I cannot spare in my carefully planned sidebar. I need to study the Help section on the difference between a Friend and a Follower, but I get a feeling this latest step is one too many for me, and may be so for my followers as well.