Romenesko on Poynteronline today:
Today, a newspaper without a posse of blogs is so passé. The New York Times currently hosts more than 70 blogs, while the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has more than 29 staff-written blogs and dozens of reader blogs. The Tri-City Herald has 12, the Everett Herald has 17, The Seattle Times has 20, and The Oregonian has more than 50 blogs.
Although from a very American perspective, this article does give an idea of the power and popularity of blogging internationally... and may I even writing the 'mainstreaming' thereof?
For the full article: http://www.crosscut.com/politics-government/16638/