You will now have your Followers back!
I know this is important for many bloggers who still use this gadget.
If you’re a blog and you see a follower widget on someone’s site, you can follow their blog by clicking follow. If you’re on Blogger, that blog, you just followed is then added to “Blogs I’m Reading” on your dashboard. If you’re a blog , adding the widget will allow readers who use GFC to follow you. *It does have it's benefits. Bloggers like to look at blogs who are updating their posts, just by looking at your "Reading List".
You can also add another GFC button at the bottom of each post. See example below.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE - My Opinion Only!
Those long Blogroll lists
If you use GFC, there is no need to add tons of blogs you love on your precious sidebar with a blogroll. It takes up so much space and it does slow down your blog's loading time. You are losing some prime real estate there, plus no one is going to scroll forever to read everyone of those beloved blogs.