I'm surprised that there doesn't seem to be a function where blog readers can request email notifications of blog updates. Am I wrong? If so, let me know. Anyway, I can add up to 10 email addresses on my end to receive notification via email when I post a new blog. If you are interested in being one of these 10, drop me a line.
Also, I changed the preference that requires a blog reader to have a google account to leave comments. Personally, I wouldn't want to sign up for a new account everytime something caught my attention on the web. There are already too many usernames and passwords to manage in life and there is little risk of trolls here.
I look forward to hearing from you.