I think it is very important to establish an on-line community especially if you rely on blogging and learning via the web. It is a great way to get new ideas and establish new friendships due to common interest. I enjoyed seeing other colleague's blogs and commenting on them. I also like their comments on my blog because the comments help me to improve my blog and learning. You definitely put yourself out there to criticism especially if someone doesn't like what you say. So it is a bit scary thinking that others and rip you apart if they don't like your posts, but that is a risk you take. I think blogging is impersonal versus having a face to face discussion, but if I want to discuss something with my team I would do it face to face. If I want to just put something out there then I post it on the web. The blog or website that I want to visit and read more of is... it seems pretty good.