The purpose of this blog is to provide announcements and updates about the forum. I might also mention interesting posts or give a heads up if there's an scheduled maintenance or downtime.
Initially I thought about hosting a Wordpress blog so that forum members would be able to use their account to comment here, but the downside to that option is that any server/hosting issue that affects the forum would also affect the blog, which renders the purpose of the blog partially moot. Plus, it's a lot more work bridging Wordpress and the forum software.
Instead, I'm using Blogger so this blog is hosted on Google's servers, which means that in the event of server problems you can still check here for any communications.
Oh yeah, the forum is one month old today :)