Okay I am coming out from behind my computer and admitting that I am a cyber-stalker. Not the kind to be afraid of and no you don't need a restraining order, but I do like following blog links and finding people I know.
The other day on CJane she had a brand new widget she posted about (and who doesn't like a new widget now and then). It is a new way of connecting with other people you might know through their blogs. It is called BlogFrog.
Go check it out.