Before shonblog, there was Angry Asian Man, DISGRASIAN, and a few other ones. Wikipedia: Angry Asian Man is a leader in broadcasting Asian American news, pop culture, and discrimination to the greater Asian Pacific American community.
I created shonblog to do something similar, though less angry, more entertaining and definitely more social. Each day, hundreds of people come to the site. A few become active members of the community. I think we’re off to a good start.