Thank you to everyone who answered today. Seriously, I really appreciate your mentorship.
Good to hear from Elizabeth Bacon, whose Portland IxDA chapter events I've attended. Thank you also for your simpathy Yvonnia. CWS, Monkeyshine, Christian, Eduardo all raise good points, so here's some clarification in response :
bloggers/designers themselves doing not only their
> own visual work, but the IA work *and* the coding behind their blogs. > (I'm still catching up myself in this whole blog thing, having only > gotten started in late December of 2003.) For these designers to learn > the interaction piece as it applies to more robust applications is not > a far stretch, imho. Once they do, they'll have the skills in visual, > IA, interaction and base level coding.