I just figured out I can import the list of blogs I follow from Google Reader! That part of my new blog had remained blank because I was dreading having to copy/paste each individual url.
Next step is to come up with a nice photo header. Beth shared with me how she makes collages out of photos using Picasa, so I'll have to try that. For years I've used WebShots to load all my photos, but maybe its time for a change.