Ah, the postloop blogs are the only aspect of the site that has been a huge disappointment for me. I've tried a few of them and just seem to have very bad luck with them, but I end up hearing the same complaint from plenty of others as well. It seems the blogs just don't work as seamlessly as forum posting- it's a shame because there's a fair list sometimes and it can be fairly tempting but not if you're just going to wind up wasting your time. My suggestion is just steer clear of the blogs and focus instead on forums- even ones that aren't 100% your cup of tea but that you could learn about. Start some threads, if you don't know enough to share information, try to get a conversation going by posting as a beginner or whatever and asking some questions...you may find it easier to get conversations going that way and have a few posting opportunities in one thread.