You don't have to do as I'm doing, just read about it. To follow me, you have to actually click on "Follow" on the top left of my blogger page. Adding it as a bookmark on your internet browser doesn't count, though this is not a practice I would discourage.
I LOVE comments. They offer validation. When I see a comment to a post I wrote it makes me think "wow, I have friends who cared to read and/or were bored enough to actually stop by my little blog." Then I feel happy. I'm a better friend when I'm happy. I also bake more.