I have just signed up to go to the Blog Business Conference in Seattle on Jan 24, 25. I think you should go, if you blog or even if you're on the periphery of blogworld. (Web address is www.blogbusinesssummit.com.)
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.