Two blogs that I follow are self-hosted on WordPress and do not have the benefit of reblogging and LIKEs as those that use the WP platform. Being self-hosted presents the challenge of getting followers so I wanted to throw some love to these two blogs:
Gary at http://skipahsrealm.com/pinchme/
Be sure to copy these URLs and paste them in the window available when you click the gear beside Blogs I Follow in Reader. This will add them to your reader and help them get views. It means a lot to these bloggers and would mean a lot to me to see them supported!
Remember that you want followers as well and you must do for others as you want done for you!