I had a great conversation with a friend over cooking dinner last night, about communities of practice, and how much of a difference that makes in terms of one's life, and one's own spiritual practice. She's someone who practices in Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition.
One of the things I like to do is collect the search terms that people use to find my blog. Sometimes they are not at all surprising (like people who are searching for me, or they might know that my blog name is 'pearlbear' and they are searching for that. Other things are much more surprising.