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January 21, 2005

A Personal Top 40

John Hawkins of Right Wing News currently lists Dust in the Light as his 27th favorite blog. To be honest, I find these sorts of lists among the most encouraging. Various rankings are nice to climb, of course, but they don't really define what the ranking means. Personal lists, by contrast, are explicit statements of interest.

I haven't mentioned this lately, if ever, but except inasmuch as I don't update it every week as I intend, my blogroll is always in the order in which I try to make my rounds. Since its purpose is as a reading list for a blogger, however, quality isn't the only consideration. I also try to mix things up with respect to both content and pace — in part for my own enjoyment and in part to ensure variety.

So, stripping out the non-blogs, here is my top 40 (listed, when possible, using the blogger's name rather than the site's). My largest regret, blogwise, is that time constraints usually preclude my reaching the end of even this list, despite my desire to read beyond it so as to raise up blogs that my day is poorer for having not included.

  1. Anchor Rising
  2. The Corner
  3. Glenn Reynolds
  4. Lane Core
  5. Cox & Forkum
  6. Lileks Bleat
  7. Michelle Malkin
  8. Right Wing News
  9. Day by Day
  10. Marriage Debate
  11. Jeff Miller
  12. Marc Comtois
  13. Paul Cella
  14. New England Republican
  15. Patrick Sweeney
  16. Amy Welborn
  17. Michele Catalano
  18. IrishLaw
  19. Paul Griffis
  20. Lisa Griffis
  21. Bill Ardolino
  22. The Volokh Conspiracy
  23. Michael Williams
  24. Power Line
  25. Greg Wallace
  26. Jeremiah Lewis
  27. Fragmenta Philosophica
  28. Off the Record
  29. JunkYardBlog
  30. Townhall's C-Log
  31. Bil Herron
  32. Domenico Bettinelli
  33. Stephen Bainbridge
  34. Arts & Letters Daily
  35. Jon Rowe
  36. Donald Sensing
  37. Charles Hill
  38. Fr. Jim Tucker
  39. Andrew Sullivan
  40. Barbara Nicolosi
Posted by Justin Katz at January 21, 2005 3:01 PM
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Well, except for the fact that Hawkins is a pompous ass, i'd agree with you.

Posted by: Sam at January 21, 2005 5:55 PM

Thank you so much!

Posted by: ELC at January 22, 2005 12:49 PM