You know what's really great about personal sites? (and by extension what's really great about weblogs with a personal voice)
It's connecting with people. I post something about a program not working or my DSL line acting up and three or four people email me with similar tales and how they solved it. I post news of my engagement and 20 people post their well wishes and many more email with tips on how to plan for the big day. Last week, Meg posted something we joked about at lunch one day: combining the music of rapper Emenem and the new age stylings of Enya. Then someone reads it, makes the dream come true and sends her an incredibly funny song.
The power of the internet never ceases to amaze me.