I was poking around The Brothers Brick site and discovered that it originally started as a blog about minifigures! You can see their welcome post dated all the way back to July 25th, 2005. Andrew's "bricklog" aimed to cover LEGO minifigures and customs using only out-of-the-box parts.
Technorati still lists the original blog (dunechaser.blogspot) as the only LEGO minifigure blog in its directory.
The Brothers Brick was the first AFOL site I found when I came out of my "dark ages". I've been following it for almost a year now, and highly recommend it to any adult who is looking to get back into LEGO as a hobby.