I noticed that last week I got two new followers. Welcome, Eleanor (what a beautiful name!;) and Jennifer! I hope you enjoy Gapesnest.
To be honest, I'm not very savvy on the whole Follower widget. How is it different from just using Google Reader? Is it just that others can see what blogs you follow? A combination of a feed reader and a blog roll, perhaps?
If you use Follower, I'd be interested to hear why you like it!