P. S. Google Blogger, our blog host, sent out the following. We aren't quite sure what it means, but here it is:
"[S]tarting the week of January 11, we [Google / Blogger] will remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow."We hope this doesn't mean that we won't be able to notify you when we update our blog, but at this point there isn't much we can do beyond letting you know ahead of time in ways like this. GB