I know this kinda negates my recent efforts to condense the forums, but I was considering adding something new after being inspired by something Hondo has going on at his forums - forums for individual members.
The way I would have it set up is to have a single forum link under the "General Discussion" category, and then within that forum there would be subforums - one for each member who requested one (kind of like how the cartoons / disney / warner bros forum was set up before I condensed it).
That subforum would pretty much be yours to treat however you wanted (Hondo's forum refers to them as "rooms") - If you wanted to treat it like a blog, you could; or others could use it to engage in conversation with you directly, or ask questions, without taking a different thread off-topic. Only members who request a subforum would be granted one, of course... and that would most likely be done in the general area of the parent forum.
I think this would be a great way for everyone to get to know each other, but that's only my opinion... I'm more interested in hearing what everyone else thinks, first.