So I guess I haven't mentioned it, but livejournal syndication is really cool. Yes, it is slowly sucking me into the shadow-blog world... but as a news aggregation source, it means I feel a bit less neurotic about frequently reloading my friends page. Half the comics I read on a regular basis appear there.
And I just went crazy and added a whole bunch more of interesting ones. And then decided to play with the Friends Group things (so that, for example, when I travel I can cut out the high-traffic and/or high-bandwidth feeds). They are slick and easy.