I have so many people to recommend I don't know where to start. I'll pick the first 3 people who come to mind:
Expector Smith: http://my.englishclub.com/profile/expectorsmith
These people are active on MyEC and will leave comments on your blog and share great content with you! There are sooooooo many great people on MyEC. Speaking of great friends, does anyone else miss Salim? We wish you well Salim wherever you are. Thanks for being a good friend.
Which friends do you recommend for newbies?