I searched around and couldn't find an answer to this situation.
Previously, a site I'm running loaded blogs in this way:
Over the past year, I don't remember exactly when, that was changed to:
Despite the sitemap updating I've found that when looking through analytics and searching for posts via search engines the results are:
Obviously that's not a good because there is nothing there.
The idea of redirecting every blog via .htaccess is overwhelming and so I thought I'd ask the community if there was a better idea/suggestion. I'd create blog.domain.com but I don't see that resolving the issue for all the search results or links that may be on other sites, etc.