A friend of mine, PaulZag (aka paulz, aka Dreamspinner) writes his own blog, and has been the person most responsible for helping me get over my reluctance to commit my thoughts and ramblings to a blog.
His writings make me think, and are quite often inspirational.
I have also used his blog at times to simply check that he is still on this earth – since he has a tendency to get so involved in a new project that he disappears for a while. I admire his focus.
I’m also trying to work out how the TrackBack and PingBack features of blogs work – I still haven’t found any really good description of where one should be used in perference to the other.