I have been reading others' blogs that I follow and they are reporting losing followers. Must be something going on as last night, I lost five followers. Didn't like my last Gather post? I don't think that would offend anyone nor bore them silly.
Seems the developers at Blogger are rewriting the followers gadget. If your followers are not following through the Google Friend Connect Gadget, they are gone.
I understand little of blogging, even after more than 600 posts. So, let me just give you a link to someone's blog who can explain this much better than I ever could. Hope this works. Miss Smarty Pants I am not.