Back in September I started this experiment as an alternate to Facebook (Welcome!, Facebook Problems, Early Thoughts). I like it and have decided to pony up and pay the good folks at WordPress for their services. This means no more ads (as it should be).
I also learned that there is a Facebook-like feed for other blogs that you follow (sorry, only WordPress). That button called “[Reader]” at the top of the page when you log in shows all the blogs you follow with postings in chronological order, quite a bit like other more popular social media sites. Nice stuff!