There seems to be some confusion on what "following" this blog means. To be able to verify that you are a follower, your Blogger profile must be set to public, and you must be openly (publicly) following this blog.
If you are following privately or have no blogger profile, then I can't verify that you are really a follower (and it wouldn't be fair to those who have already followed the rules).
Anyway I've extended the closing date for the giveaway to give people time to do so...thanks for all the entries so far! :)