One thing I learned early on with my other blog littlemisschocchoc was, to be able to use your WordPress account most effectively, you really need a specific email account set up just for your blog. That way, you can set up filters on your email account (if your account supports that function) to ferry the new email into its relative folder without even bothering your inbox. Also, you can see all of the posts from a specific account, or keep on top of everything easier, rather than be overwhelmed with an inbox with hundreds of emails in it.
I found that my Reader didn’t go all the way back in time to wherever I left off the last time I was online, so this was a perfect solution 😀
One WordPress blog I have found so so useful for a long time now is Savvy Writers & e-Books online (http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/)
I highly recommend that you follow them. They post every day, and cover all sorts of topics such as “12 Tips for Your Professional Amazon Author Page“, “How Readers Can Find Your Book” and “Benefits of Using Bit.ly for Social Media“.