According to Dave Winer, William Safire will be blessing the usage of the word blog in his Sunday column:
Safire is the authority on American English. So blog is now a very real word. It will be in the Oxford English Dictionary, and Safire has written it up. We all did something real. Jorn Barger, Blogger, the Frontier community. Congrats to one and all!
(Also, wow! One brief link back from Dave about the comparison conversation I’ve been posting has driven my traffic through the roof. Thanks, Dave.)