Previously we had a plugin on our website that had the ability to create new threads on this forum for specific articles/posts written on the website. However, this plugin had a lot of bugs and even security loopholes so we had to get rid of it. I'll look around to see if there is something similar for us to add. Can't promise anything at this time though.
I don't think you have to go spend time looking for that yet. We could wait and see how things work out, then take it from there when we see what reaction people have to the blog (that is, how much commenting they engage in). Unless you plan on chugging out daily dev blogs (which would be cool, but might take away a tinsy bit from the actual development), the mods will be able to stay on top of it for now.