over the years I've been following various blogs, I've been bookmarking them via RSS and then they appear on my browser's sidebar. Slowly, that sidebar has gotten built up and messy, with some blogs disappearing into the mire, everything confused and rumpled, looking not unlike a certain teenager's room . . . but now blogger has this Follower capability. I simply pasted all "my" blogs into that feature, and there they are, in alpha order, telling me when someone has put up a new post. It's so orderly and calm in there! Very beige and neutral. That's what I feel, anyway.
I chose originally to be anonymous (I wonder why . . .) but you can let someone know you are following them. I think I'll go in and do so.
Thank you to Gumbo Writer for introducing me to this.