Well the original poster asked:
I could care less, because I believe "blogs" to be almost totally valueless where the "brain dead" achieve their fifteen minutes of fame.
Yes, I have for over 10+ years had world wide .gov and .edu sites linking back to my sites.
If it get's to the stage that blogs become more important than "real" websites then it's clearly time for me to fold my tent and walk away.
I have yet to see a "blog" which carries any very useful or intelligent information, just the ramblings of the very "ill informed".