I am catching up on backlog of blog-reading and discovered that a couple weeks ago Shel Israel said something pretty profound. It was in the larger context of a discussion about whether or not blogging is becoming passe.
I agree wholeheartedly with Shel that it's not becoming passe, but it is becoming the norm. His last sentence however, was pretty powerful. So much so that I'm going to start using it in my presentations:
The blogs are not the revolution. Conversation is the revolution, and the tools for online conversation keep getting better and more diverse and that is how it should be.