In the beginning there were the blogs.
They were the only way we had of looking around and saying, "Hey, there ARE other people out here who love and adore and are passionate about children's and young adult books."
And we said, "This is cool!" and we read each others thoughts and we commented and build a community that is today the KidLitosphere. Then came Facebook and Twitter and a listserv and the Cybils and an annual conference and we had so many other ways of communicating and sharing that the blog commenting was no longer the primary way of discussing and discoursing.