I think that the blog format is immensely superior to the Virtual Family Readiness Group that the Army is trumpeting. The VFRG requires a log-in, confirmation, and it's not really that technologically advanced. TF Mountain's blog, on the other hand, incorporates RSS feeds, regular pictures, posting boards, moderators, and a section where families can type in greetings for their Soldiers. I think the Army should probably nix the VFRGs and simply encourage meetings on Facebook or Myspace.
Milblog news---I'm also now finding out that the schedule for next week's activities has been extended to allow for more panels and panelists. I'm trying to find a way to participate or listen in on the conference, as it should be really interesting.