I’ve noticed that Microsoft Word doesn’t recognize “blog” and “blogging” as proper words. Here are the suggested replacements for each:
The Associated Press is more comfortable with the word. Here’s what its Ask the Stylebook site said earlier this year:
AP has found that “blog” is familiar enough to readers now that “Web log” is no longer necessary.
Perhaps Microsoft will catch up with this for the next version of Word. Meanwhile, we can contemplate how to cite blogs in academic papers. The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors and Publishers offers this guidance.