Via Professor Bainbridge, I stumbled upon (or, actually, followed a link and it was just, well, there) BlogRunner, a site that purports to “track thousands of weblog conversations.” Its Top Author list has a lot of familiar names, but is surprisingly different from, say, the TTLB Ecosystem.

What’s especially interesting is that it includes a substantial number of columnists for major newspapers in its rankings, allowing us to see how often bloggers link pundits of all stripes. My guess is that some tweaking is in order, however, since I’m ranked well ahead of Thomas Friedman.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. You’re much better than him… 🙂

  2. Wizbang says:

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