Is the blog the missing component of the new newspaper?

I've never regularly subscribed to a newspaper. Most of my news I get from the TV or online, but what that doesn't provide is the entertaining comment part of a newspaper - now I read a wide ranging collection of blogs (you'll see the current list right down the bottom of my blog) it's as if I've filled in that missing piece of the jigsaw.

Don't get me wrong. I still love reading a real newspaper if I'm having the occasional treat of a cooked breakfast at the supermarket, or over a coffee waiting to pick up my daughters from a dance lesson. But for the everyday fix of comment it's a great substitute.