I received a "Notification". I click on it ...
The Notification tells me something. The only thing to click here is the "User Profile" - not the "new blog" (or whatever event triggered this message). Now I am informed that somebody of the 100+ people I follow, did something.
Is this intentional design? Is this GOOD design? I leave the answer to brighter minds than mine.
Making things, just to make them, because others make them (better), is not reason enough to make them?
Of course, that is just my own - inferior - opinion.