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Google Rolls Out New Blogger “Followers” Widget; Doesn’t Eat its Own Dog Food

My original angle for Google’s new "Follow This Blog" widget announcement was going to be how this might effect Yahoo’s MyBlogLog service. At first glance, it looked like it might be a real threat:

To further that goal, we’ve introduced a new feature that lets you easily follow your favorite blogs and tell the world that you’re a fan. To follow a blog with the Followers’ Gadget, simply click the “Follow This Blog” link. You can show your support for the blog by following it right from your Blogger Dashboard or in Google Reader.

But I ditched that, when I noticed that Google hadn’t added the widget to its own Official Google Blog!!!

Seriously guys? You roll out a new Blogger feature and then don’t even eat your own dog food? What’s up with that?