Recently, Jocelyn wrote a post about the pleasure of having comments forwarded by email rather than "hitting refresh on blogger in the vain hope that someone has left me a comment".
Another great time saver in the blogging world has to be Bloglines: where you can have all your favourite webpages [not just blogs] listed for you each time something is added. For example, I have over 50 blogs on my Bloglines but today I only had to read 14 blogs as that was how many new posts there were. And Bloglines shows me which are the unread posts so if I have 200+ posts to read [as I did earlier this year when I fell way behind] I don't have to go back through the blog trying to remember what I had and hadn't read! I also got a nice shock today when I found that I have 20 subscribers - thank you all!!
Edited to add: And thank you to the two readers who are following my blog through this new tool of Blogger's - I haven't even looked at it yet but thank you to both of you for publicly stating your 'following'.
So three cheers for emailed comments and three more cheers for Bloglines. But when is Blogger going to ask [as Wordpress does] for email addresses so we can reply to the comments instead of seeing "firstname.lastname@example.org"? Hmm?