Today when I was looking through my WordPress.com notifications I noticed this message:
Congratulations on getting 1,000 total follows on John Jr’s Blog!
Your current tally is 1,002.
I would have missed this notification because I did not get an email about it, it would be nice to get email notifications about things like this as well, I am glad that I looked through my WordPress.com notifications.
That is actually one of my deleted blogs so this confused me when I got the notification, I have had some problems with my blog in the WordPress.com Reader List recently where I found at least two bugs involving my blog, and so I contacted the WordPress.com staff to see if this notification about one of my deleted blogs could be part of the problem.
I ended up being correct, years ago when I moved my blog to a new domain (URL) some things were not properly adjusted in their system, and that is what led to this notification for one of my deleted blogs and several bugs that I have experienced in the Reader List.
They made some adjustments, and it seems that those bugs are probably fixed now.