Many friends of mine have attempted to subscribe to my blog using the “follow me!” button from the follow widget. These people are NOT wordpress users, and can only access my blog when I e-mail them that I have something posted. My understanding from the widget, is that those who are not wp.com users will see a message and a box enabling them to put in their e-mail address in order to receive updates when I post. However, it seems that hardly any of them have been able to sign up. I’m confused. Any ideas?