I like keeping in touch, and I really do feel like we're forming a little weblog community. I felt I recognised myself in chaoticset's description of himself as a journal junkie.
There's a lot more happening at use.perl.org than most folks see on the front page, and it's all in the journals and comments. The journals are a much better reflecting of the activity and vitality of the Perl community than the major stories.
Pudge, do you have any figures on the growth of journals? I'd love to get more people journalling. Not that you're all boring or anything, but I'm only spending a half-hour a day reading and writing journals. I have many more hours in the day to procrastinate away!