I have some really cool friends. That's not bragging about myself, that's complimenting them. Really super awesome friends. Lots of them blog, in various capacities. This is one of the reasons they're all awesome.
Except when I go read their blogs, which are inevitably more organized or prettier or better written or about cooler topics than mine (because I'm my own worst critic), I'm really happy for them....and slightly jealous. I get blog envy.
Take Amy, for example. She's in Cambodia right now: http://peacecorpscambodia.wordpress.com/
Or Marsha, a crafter. I'm slightly jealous of her blog, but mostly jealous of her mad knitting skillz. Seriously. Fastest knitter in the West: http://www.midnightscribbles.com/blog/
Then there's Renton (which is a fun pseudonym). Best writer/music-lover friend. He writes like I wish I did: http://rentonstjohn.wordpress.com/
And finally, Cordelia, the awesome animator of awesomeness, who's in Japan right now, who I wish updated her blog more often. But it's still great: http://theawesomeblogofawesome.blogspot.com/
These are all people I became friends with in real life, not that I met through the Internet (although there are plenty of those who are very cool, too). And these are also all blogs that have nothing to do with translation...my blogroll for work-related things is much longer. That'll come soon enough.