For members who have been blogging on the site - many of you have or maintain an external blog. Initially when we set up the forum we allowed external blog link all that did was redirect a visitor to your actually blog, and counted how many times that link was clicked.
I have since disabled external blog links but I have enabled RSS Import of external blogs - This way entries of your blogs can be imported as they occur. (10 per day)
and you get the benefit of having view counts on each of your blog entries, and if enabled you can allow visitors to comment locally here.