Though I only knew him through his posts, blazar was one of those personalities that makes Perlmonks an interesting place. As a tribute, maybe those of us so inclined could pick one of his nodes and give him a final ++
You can upvote the nodes he wrote, but you can't raise the esteem for blazar doing so; you can do so only within your heart. Giving his writings more reputation after his departure than they had whilst he was among us strikes me as a particular bad idea, but I can see your good intention in that.
I have always been on good terms with him, and liked him, although we never met in real life. Sadly, I have put off work on a piece of software which helped him browsing PerlMonks. I had in mind to make it into a Firefox plugin, which would allow for browsing any site, not just PerlMonks, by a customizable set of keys.