Actually, I do mean it is 'alive.' I feel like that's what I've done by adding the community element to my blog - brought it to life for you. Now, we can chat, have conversations and talk about all sorts of things... not just my most recent blog post. Or, yes, we can talk about that, too! My blog is now a living, breathing thing in which you can participate. Please do!
Here is the link to join My Community (or click on the "Community" tab above) - it is very, very simple to set up.