When I started my "blahgodo" blog on 6 April 2008, I deliberately disabled its search and comment capabilities. It sat on my computer with a single link in my "chesswanks" portal, hidden in my avatar's glasses. I notified a handful of friends/acquaintances about the blog and eventually ended up with a handful of followers (who, by and large, were not the people that I had notified). The first Google mention of the word "blahgodo" did not appear until 14 August 2008.
By contrast, Glad Hobo is both searchable and commentable, but I have yet to tell a single soul about it. And although it is tempting, I will not, for I am curious just how long it will take to get that out-of-the-blue first comment.