Blog catalog is paying worth it?

The short answer is that for the money, $6, a paid subscription to blog catalog does seem to be worth it. My stats popped up by around 100-300 percent when I paid for subscriptions, and more importantly have remained reasonably consistent since. I am going to keep renewing and explore the blogcatalogoverse (try saying that 15 times , while spinning round drinking 5 shots of rum!) to see whats out there