In the spring of 1999, according to this item, the word weblog was reanalyzed as we blog, suggesting that the word blog started life as a verb.
It doesn’t suggest any such thing. It was a joke. Weblog = web + log. Blog was a later shortening, and it quite naturally began to be used as a verb for the activity of writing blogs.
Maybe, but that’s not what it says here:
Spring 1999: Online journal author Peter Merholz takes Jorn Barger’s word “weblog” and splits it into the phrase “We blog.” Blog soon becomes shorthand for weblog.
nor is it what I believe was said by who I believe was Mr. Merholz in the on-air piece linked to in the first page in my OP.
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