Nat has 100 friends on use Perl. A lot of people read his journal. However, far fewer people read your journal. Many more people read the front page than read your journal. If something interesting happens that might be of general interest to the Perl community, consider hitting that "Submit Story" link and submit it for general consumption.
It seems like there's not much Perl news these days. But that can't be the case. So submit your news stories. If you do, you'll get a cookie! Sure, it'll be an HTTP cookie, but if I meet you at a Perl conference, I might make it a real cookie, like something from Keebler.
Oh, and FWIW, the SOAP interface is working; this entry is proof.