I know this is a very minor aesthetic consideration, but have you thought of adding, say, brackets around "[insert number here] Comments" above each blog post?
Anyways, I know what the ellipses surrounded by brackets signify, but I think having a linked "Read more..." text (or making the brackets with ellipses click-able) beside or below each article would be better. Of course, this is just my preference. Another idea: I wonder if it would be possible to add the ability to click on the linked text I suggested, and for the rest of the article to show up without the page having to refresh, or without having to go to another page. This is what's done, for example, for blogs at Salon.com.