After a very difficult and demoralizing week, almost any unpaid blogger can bloom from a wallflower into the life of the party, if unleashed around free beer.
We're not an exclusive Mitt-style membership lingering societally at the country club. Anyone can crash our party and loiter, so long as they don't receive compensation for anything they write online. That was the rule, right from the start, to join this vagabond crew.
This may also be why all of us still aren't paid for our work after all these years: We couldn't bear to leave the group. It's as close as we work-from-home yahoos get to an actual work-therapy-social-support group.