WordPress seem to have fixed the problem I grumbled about – when I go to the list of blogs I follow, for each blog there’s a bit where you can say how often you want email updates, and this now includes an “off” option! So I can subscribe to certain blogs and read them only on the WP Reader, without getting bombarded with emails.
I didn’t want to take the blanket “block all” option, because there are some blogs that I do want email updates for – friends who blog rarely and I want to know when they’ve suddenly woken up and said something. But being able to set some blogs to “off” will enable me to subscribe to blogs more freely.
Well done, WordPress!