I added the followers gadget on my blog and so far so good. It has had the intended effect, I've got several new people sign-up as a follower of my blog. If you enjoy my blog and wouldn't mind, would you sign up to follow it.
My reasons are purely selfish. I would like to sign up for a company that reviews products (you are not paid for your review, but do receive the item you are reviewing for free), and this company will not consider my blog unless I have at least 50 followers.
Don't feel compelled to do so, but if you follow my blog anyway, why not make it official? Thanks guys, it's really fun to see who's following my blog, especially people who I don't know personally.