Publisher: 'Blog' No. 1 word of the year
The word of the year isn't even a real word.
I'm thinking that if "blog" was the most looked up word of 2004 that means there are an awful lot of people who had no damn clue what a blog is, rather than it proving the widespread popularity of blogs and thus giving extra heaps of hope to those who think bloggers should be named Time's Person of the Year. Just because someone wants to know what a word means doesn't mean that the thing the word represents is univerally loved or embraced. Just ask number six on the list, the cicada.
Blog is an ugly word, anyhow, and no amount of accolades will keep you from sounding like you are vomiting when you say it.