If you ever wanted proof that blogging is entering the mainstream, look no farther than the fact that Parade magazine, that bastion of traditional American culture, is writing about it. And favorably, no less.
The article (not yet online) is actually not a bad overview. They even extend the article with a page of additional information and links, although I’m not sure offering Boing Boing as an example is necessarily the best idea considering Parade’s typical reader. :-)