Note to my followers:
A while back I removed the word verification requirement for comments to make it easier for you to comment. However, since then there's been a significant increase in spam posts on my blog. So far Google has caught most of them, but it makes me a little nervous that something might slip through and I might pick up a virus of something. So for the time being, word verification is back on. So sorry!
On a similar subject, a mystery. A blog that I follow has disappeared from my Google Reader even though I'm still shown on their blog as a follower. Actually, it's still there in Reader, but it's not updating new posts since mid-October. Does anyone know how I can get it back? Or where I can get some advice? In the past I haven't had much luck trying to contact Google directly. Thanks!