So, at yesterday's awesome potluck hosted by Miss T, there was a little discussion on how everyone reads blogs. Some people go to the blog address, and some people use something related to blogger, and some use google reader, and there were some other ways, too. The thing with most of these methods (aside from going to the blog address), is that they require a log in of some kind (log in to your google account, log in to your lj, whatever), and they require you to keep up, otherwise three weeks goes by and everyone's talking about the new blogger you don't know.
For a while now one of the ways I've been keeping up with people is through planets. I read Planet UCC, and I've been known to read Planet Linux Australia, and planets are great because when I want to catch up with all the UCC blogs I just hit it and there it is, no worries.
So D and I have sort of experimentally come up with VGML, the Vegan and Vegetarian Melbourne Planet. By using a planet, this will hopefully increase hits to Melbourne vego blogs, and be an awesome resource (new to Melbourne and looking for vegans? Try this planet...). A planet is particularly awesome for people who don't have blogs/ljs, or don't have the right kind. A planet can take in blogs from anything - so wordpress, livejournal, blogger, dreamwidth. It isn't limited by what you're logged in to. The planet should automatically update with new posts every five minutes.
D subscribed a few blogs to it already, to make sure it works (I'm not sure what's up with the syndication for Pip's blog). If your blog belongs on Planet VGML, or you know a blog that does, you can email us at the link in the sidebar of the Planet.