I think I am going to try to finish the prep work for the MacPerl 5.6.1b1 release tonight.
And read use Perl; journals.
I have the site set to send me mail when a "friend" posts a new journal. I hope it is working.
Also note that when you create a journal entry, you can enable discussions for that entry. Or you can enable comments for all new entries in your Journal prefs (see edit/delete).