Once you notice it's there it's fine. I go there now as a matter of course.
I think most here notice you post a message in gen. disc. when you announce a new blog entry, they then read it and go to the child board to comment on it if they have anything to say.
Seems like a good system. I especially like that the majority of discussions that stem from your blog are segregated off the gen. disc. area and concentrated in one spot.