I normally comment, but this week, my blog format went "wacky" on me and the gadgets in the column on the left disappeared. When I pulled up the design layout, they were still there, but when I closed the edit window and viewed the blog, they would not show up.
I tried a million things.
Finally, I gave up and moved everything to the bottom. I don't like it as well, but I'm done messing around!
Your blog links were in that column (they are now at the bottom of this page...) and I couldn't get to them to follow you and comment. I'll rectify that tomorrow!