"Publisher: 'Blog' No. 1 word of the year"

No kidding.  The word has entered mainstream consciousness like never before.  No doubt Howard Dean was the impetus.  People have been waiting for weblogging to reach a critical mass and perhaps after this election season with masses of political bloggers, candidate blogs and even war bloggers, it's finally here.  I wonder if my mom knows the word.  Does yours?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/11/30/words.of.the.year.reut/index.html