Forest Wickman over at Slate.com doesn’t mince words – and he’s right:
I’m not going to sugarcoat this…calling a post a blog makes you sound stupid. That may seem harsh, but I’m doing you a favor. Every time you make this mistake, it sounds like you don’t understand this newfangled thing, the World Wide Web. Even if you think all those who might judge you are just being superficial, that’s not going to stop them from judging you. To sum up: This is a blog post or a post or a blog entry. It is also a piece and an article. But it is not a blog.