While we're on the topic of Paul, he's organizing the upcoming Big Apple Blogger Bash on January 23rd. Go, you know you want to.
(This, of course, brings up the curious division between LJ and the rest of the weblogging world... looking at the RSVP list, it looks like not a single one of the attendees actually has their journal on LJ. Why is that? LJ, admittedly, fosters internal community and is wonderful for that, but why is that community always isolated from the rest of the weblog community at large? It's not as if the medium makes any difference in the quality of the posting, right? It could be argued that it's because LJ doensn't integrate all that nicely with the rest of the weblogs out there, but that's not true - none of them integrate nicely, and LJ supports rss feeds (both ways) and pinging weblogs.com and several other things that should encourage some cross-pollination... but nope. Odd. Maybe it's just that LJ is associated with teeny boppers and serious webloggers don't want to be associated with it, or maybe it's just that people don't like seeing livejournal in their url. I dunno.)