Google announced, today, that they linked comments between Blogger blogs and Google+ accounts. This is a good thing.
In recent years, I've had way fewer comments on the blog and more comments on G+ and Facebook. The audience is there, it's just shifted away from the blog.
Having blog comments also appear on G+ makes the blog less ghost town and more hub. I can tell from the stats that people read my posts and even share them. But, there is little evidence to the outside world that this is the case.
I didn't see this feature coming. I'm glad it's here. I like it.