Through my new interest in keeping a weblog journal, I couldn't help but spout off about it to a few friends. Well it seems I may have given a final nudge to a couple of them onto the blogging scene.
Mike King also just launched his and personally credits me for some of his decision.
Also Dan Kalowsky, who does a lot of work on PHP among other things, recently lauched his weblog too. I think he was already decided to launch one but was not sure which tool to use, I shared some of my initial experience with MovableType and he followed into the fold with his weblog titled bacon grease drippings.