Doctor, I think the other thing you need to do is to leave your association with blogger.com/blogspot.com. Though you're on an individual domain, the comments form propping up is that of the blogger. Same is the case with favicon.
Thanks for your comment Raj. Blogging is just a hobby for me and I don't have much time to devote to it, so I use Blogger because of the convenience factor. Perhaps someday I will switch everything over to a different platform like WordPress.
Accepting your offer about exchange on Twitter. I've to think about a right article on my blog to mention about your site. Scanning your site for the appropriate one.