Blogs have hit the recognition level. People outside of the blogging community have heard of them (and perhaps even started following one), but they have difficulty seeing the utility of them. I've talked to many teachers about blogs, even urged them to use them as a way of updating parents and students about the happenings in their classroom. But, few have responded. They don't perceive the value as great enough to justify the steep learning curve.
Over the next few months, I'm going to re-visit this issue on multiple occasions. I use blogs, I read other people's blogs, and I am passionate about their potential for education. I will be spotlighting my favorite blogs, posting about tips and techniques that are easy-to-use, and generally promoting their use in education.