I don't know if you know how much I like to have iGoogle for my start page on my computer. I log on, and now I have a page that gives me weather, news and wiki-how- to's. It got even better when sister Amy launched A Nickel A Day, a glimpse into Amy's thoughts, updated every few days. Inspired by this, I started an Age Of Melissius widget. So much shorter than a blog, it's easy to share a thought with whomever adds it to their iGoogle start page.
If you have iGoogle (it's free), and want to add me, let me know, I'll send you my link. If you don't have a fun start page, rather you open up online and see MSN or something dumb, get iGoogle. You can adapt it to what you want to see.