In the spirit of things, I hereby write my first entry. Blake, all your hard work is appreciated. I didn't truly realize until now that you're really building a community, not just a blog (blogs are often communities, too, but with very limited functionality!).
I realized this due to the intense personalization required when a user sets up an account. I've never been a big fan of the usability of slashcode, but, hey, we're librarians, we Figure Things Out for a living. Still, it's worth it, as are all your labors, and I hope LISNews.com continues to flourish.