Read it here.
John Hawkins loves making lists – I always assume his workspace is a blizzard of Post-It notes. It’s a good list, although for the life of me I don’t understand how Ann Althouse’s blog is considered Conservative – she voted for Obama for chrissake (and yes, I subscribe to her blog and like many things about it, so that /nohate). Here’s my 9 (Hawkins does 60):
- Legal/College Insurrection – here’s the deal, HotAir probably has far more influence, but LI breaks news and creates news, it doesn’t just comment on the news. William Jacobson has rocketed from a relatively-obscure law prof blogger into one of the most influential bloggers on the right.
- Breitbart – I used to be a God-Tier commenter at Big Hollywood, then they changed the blog and I quit commenting. Like LI, they break news, though.
- Twitchy – more of a Twitter aggregator than a blog, it’s replaced Drudge (barely) as where I go to quickly see what’s going on. I never visit it on my computer, but check it several times a day on my phone. Get dat app. With Breitbart passing this year, I consider Michelle Malkin the most creative thinker on the right side of online media.
- The Daily Pundit, because Mr. Quick is what I’ll be like at (insert age older than me here) if I live that long, and great minds think alike. Probably the most blog and person most closely aligned with how I see and react to the world in general and American life in particular.
- The Other McCain – I love TOM and link to it regularly. The hardest working man in the blogosphere, so far as I can see.
- Citizen Heartiste nee Roissy – Many Conservative sites give voice to the pretty lies of feminism implicitly, usually through pussification of the Christian church. CH destroys that on a daily basis, and is essential reading. Dalrock too, but I don’t enjoy him as much as CH – see also Married Man Sex Life, another good one.
- American Power – Donald Douglas’s work rocks.
- Via Media, home of Walter Russell Meade’s blogging.
- Taki’s – not really a blog, but one of my favorite online spots.
I guess Instapundit is a blog – I think of it, along with Drudge – as my front page to the Internet. With each year that passes, I find HotAir and Ace less and less interesting, but I still read them. I hate RedState for many reasons, their treatment of Sarah Palin being the primary one. Whatever – I’m a nobody in this game and like most, do it for online therapy, although z’GOC continues to grow in page-views, if not in influence.