Right next to the User CP link, there is a link called "Blogs". That takes you to a section where there are more blogs. They function in the more traditional way we're used to a blog functioning. Comments get tacked on to the end... not in the middle, like a thread.
Anyhow, with all the new folks, I bet a lot of people don't even know about that section, or realize that it's active because there isn't a "last post" report.
Anyhow, when you're on the Home Page, the Blogs I'm talking about are at the top of the page in the section called Member Blogs.