Weblogs: like a tuxedo shirt on a personal site

I have to agree with David's observation about weblogs in a post-Google buyout of Pyra.

Whenever I meet extended family, family friends, or new people at a non-web party I'm often asked what I do for a living. After a couple years of confused faces, I've settled upon "computer stuff" as a generic catch-all. Last week when I met some friends of other family members, I gave them the generic answer, but when a family member asked me about the pyra-google deal, these new friends (both lawyers, and not net savvy) perked up and said "Oh! That's the blogging thing. You worked for that blogging company?!"

It's like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I never have to explain what a weblog is ever again.