Here is a tip (not a yahoo promotion) to stay in touch with a handful of your favorite blogs. Yahoo now has a blog reader (RSS) that can be personalized at www.my.yahoo.com. You can subscribe to the blogs you follow and the current posts, along with summaries, will appear on your yahoo home page. I use this for a few blogs that I read, however it's not useful if you follow many.
I continue to use www.bloglines.com (also a free service) for most of the 40+ blogs that I like to stay in touch with.