August 08, 2005

Pick 10 Blogs

Dwight at the Chronicle's TechBlog picks his list of 10 blogs he would read if he could only read 10, inspired by LS at Full of Crap.

Making a list is difficult, because what kinds of things I want to read about change on a daily basis.

1) Instapundit. Gives me a decent idea what politically important things are going on in the world.
2) Lilek's The Bleat. Gives me a chuckle, and man he can turn a phrase sometimes.
3) TexasBestGrok. Because he's my friend, and because his interests sometimes coincide with mine, and sometimes not.
4) Joe.MyGod. Because he can tell stories better than most preachers, and is often outrageously funny. And he sometimes shares stuff about his life to the world, that I wouldn't tell my closest friend.
5) Geek Slut. For some of the same reasons.
6) Little Green Footballs. Because he has information you won't get anywhere else.
7) LlamaButchers. Because they're just outrageous.
8) I want a MilBlog, but I don't know if I would pick Blackfive, Citizen Smash, or the Daily Brief. Let's say The Daily Brief, more because other stuff gets published there as well.
9) +10) Now it more depends on whim. I like Ambient Irony a lot, but he doesn't post much. [Pixy Misa's too busy planning his overthrow of the soft serve ice cream world]. Gay Patriot is decent, but on political stuff overlaps some with Instapundit, and on gay stuff I don't know that they're the best. Protein Wisdom sometimes is laugh out loud funny, but more often biting/sarcastic. [not a bad thing, but not how I want to be]. Eric's Grumbles are good writing, but not often stuff I get excited about. Interested, yes; excited, no.

So, right now, Gay Patriot and Protein Wisdom.

How about you?

Posted by Owlish at August 8, 2005 09:56 PM | TrackBack

Thanks Owlish, that's a compliment, I think.

By the way, what would you get excited about? I'm always in search of topic ideas.

Posted by: Eric at August 8, 2005 11:22 PM

It is a compliment, you're the only politically motivated essayist I regularly read.

I tend to be interested in posts like this post, with a "this is what I believe and this is why" kind of thought. Although I fail to see contradictions in most of that one.

Posted by: owlish at August 9, 2005 12:11 AM

Owlish, I thought these two were fairly contradictory:

# Work for a company that is a leader in government contracting and healthcare
# Oppose government run healthcare

Okay, I'll keep in mind what might interest you (and other readers). I write for myself, but part of what "does the trick" for me is the interaction with my readers.

If there are other areas of politics that might interest you, let me know. I think, actually, that I will ask for input on topics from readers and pick a few that interest me that I don't normally write on.

Posted by: Eric at August 9, 2005 12:16 PM

Trackbacks appear to be down, so .... Enormous Compliment.

Posted by: Eric at August 9, 2005 02:42 PM
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