Doug Ross is out with his annual awards for blogs and sites that cater to the Right and guess who is in the top tier? That’s right, yours truly is on the list of Most Influential sites this year. I’m right in there with the heavy hitters of the New Right. I’m not sure I deserve it, but I’ll take it.
The top spot goes to The Conservative Treehouse and that seems like a good choice. I was never a reader until this year, but I check in frequently these days. That’s mostly because I hear it mentioned on the great Howie Carr show and John Derbyshire mentions it on occasion in his podcast. That means it has reached a very wide audience in a short period of time. It is a fine site that is worth checking out regularly
The section titled “The Biggest Losers” is spot on. I know more people who quit reading these sites than people who continue to read them. It’s not so much their hostility to Trump and Trump voters that got them in trouble. No, it is their unwillingness to stray too far from the Progressive porch. When BLM was running around killing cops, these sites spent more time telling us how much they loved Lincoln than analyzing what was happening. Kept men are interesting to no one.
Doug gives his own site an award and he should. You can do a lot worse than Bad Blue as a home page. He spends a lot of time each day linking to other blogs and news sites that would interest the sort of monsters who notice things and pay attention. Aggregation is one of those things that makes the Internet much more usable, which is why Drudge remains a top-10 site after all these years. When curious about what to think about I scan through what Doug has linked.
Back to me for a second. The site is averaging about 75K readers now and according to the traffic stats, link backs and so forth, the growth is steady. Facebook and Twitter drive a lot of traffic, but I turn up on google searches too so that means other sites are linking to the blog. If you enter “opposite rule of liberalism” into your nearest google machine, look at the results. I’ve tried this for other pithy phrases I’m fond of using and the results are similar.
I am, of course, very thankful for the recognition. It is always nice to have someone praise your labors. I’m also thankful for the readers and commenters who make the site infinitely more interesting. I have no plans to quit this year so my hope is the readership breaks the 100K mark in 2017. More important, support the media that supports you. Guys like Steve Sailer and John Derbyshire could use a few bucks so donate during their beg-a-thons. The sites Doug highlights could always use more readers so recommend them when warranted.