I’ve been an active user of MyBlogLog for some time now, and find myself increasingly impressed with what it can offer to a growing blog or blog community. The key is its simplicity and adaptability to existing platforms: it gives you the ability for readers/active users of your site to do a couple of key things: add contacts, send in-site e-mail (thus tying your users that much more tightly to the community you’ve created) but most importantly it’s a great way for your users to become more “visible” by having their profile pic show up on your site. Some might find this slightly intimidating or annoying (i.e. I don’t want people to know that I keep refreshing a post to see if anyone responded to my spectacular comment!) but overall I find it to be a great and fun feature, the best way to add web 2.0 functionality to an existing community.
Anyway, I know that Dumpster Bust was abandoned for about six months and only resurrected recently, but I added MyBlogLog on the sidebar here for shits and giggles, as my old pal Dan in Queens likes to say.