I have no idea what happened. I know that J wouldn't dare stop following me. The poor guy has no choice but to read whatever I write. He has promised to sign up as a follower again.
Update: My followers have magically reappeared, and I have a new one. I have no idea who he is, but he's welcome to read my musings on the scrubbing of the kitchen floor. Next: rewhitening the grout on the bathroom floor!
I have identified my new follower. He is welcome to read me and comment APPROPRIATELY.