If you have not taken a look at our VBulletin Forums,
I suggest you drop in for a visit. Jesse Espinoza has been working hard to form a friendly place to exchange ideas on many different topics.
The VBulletin is a bit different than a blog, the topics stay in place with users adding comments. On the blog, posts go to the archives after fourteen days, and many will no longer see your comments, unless they run a search for a name or event.
Some users prefer VBulletin over blogs, you be the judge and pay the Los Angeles Times Pressmen's Forums a visit.