Bring it On

About an hour ago, Glenn Reynolds posted, “HEY, I JUST NOTICED that I was nominated for a Weblog Award.”  His vote total has more than tripled.

It’s the same one for which OTB is nominated, so we’re falling even further behind.  Better, I guess, than losing to a mommy blog or one that consists entirely of postcards.

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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.

Comments

  1. Triumph says:

    Reynolds is a liberal bum. I’ve got a phone call into ACORN to straighten this out. OTB will prevail!

  2. rodney dill says:

    cjane enjoy it is still running away with the category. I checked it out and the posts run with a lot of comments, several hundred per, so I would assume its backers are voting often, rather than just rigging the voting.

  3. James Joyner says:

    Yeah, it’s not my cup of tea but clearly the diary blogs that catch on have much more intense followings than political commentary blogs.

  4. Dave Schuler says:

    It’s a reminder of how diverse the blogosphere really is and what a small albeit noisy part of it the English language political blogosphere is.

  5. CactusJeff says:

    Did my part. I’ll see if I can get some of my dead relatives to vote in your favor too.

  6. PD Shaw says:

    I voted for the Lizard People.

  7. Bithead says:

    Look at it this way, James; You got nominated.
    A huge accomplishment of itself, the way I see it from down here.

  8. James Joyner says:

    Look at it this way, James; You got nominated.
    A huge accomplishment of itself, the way I see it from down here.

    It’s been a few years. Part of the problem is that my “authority” is much larger than my readership. I’m clearly not in the same class as Instapundit, or, apparently, the mommy blog in question in terms of traffic. We’re a hard blog to characterize, for that matter, in that we’re neither hard right nor even a purely political blog.

  9. sam says:

    I’m clearly not in the same class as Instapundit

    You can say that again.

  10. Mark Jaquith says:

    James, check this out.

    Embedding the poll should increase your conversions.

  11. MM says:

    I’m clearly not in the same class as Instapundit

    For example you have the ability to write a sentence longer than “Check out the whole thing”.

  12. CactusJeff says:

    For example you have the ability to write a sentence longer than “Check out the whole thing”.

    Seriously. Political stance aside, I don’t get how Instapundit gained that level of recognition when he doesn’t even write anything. His blog looks like he was twittering before there was Twitter.

  13. rodney dill says:

    I voted for the Lizard People.

    Dang PD…. you know that’ll be counted for Franken.

  14. Dave Schuler says:

    Political stance aside, I don’t get how Instapundit gained that level of recognition when he doesn’t even write anything.

    Timing is important but that’s not the only reason. The high quality automated aggregators (like memeorandum) are actually pretty recent. Before those there were link aggregator bloggers and Glenn is the leader of that pack in the political blogosphere.

  15. steve s says:

    Instapundit is only popular because it was both very active and very early. If you started a blog now where 20 times a day you posted a talking point straight from Karl Rove, and then wrote “Heh, Indeed.” underneath it you’d get hardly any attention at all. It’s a really poor blog. Much lower quality than Washington Monthly, Kevin Drum, Dispatches from the Culture Wars, Balko, Andrew Sullivan, etc.

  16. Joe R. says:

    I was nominated in my “size” category during the first year’s awards, and lost to an “erotica” blog. I haven’t followed them since.

  17. Maggie Mama says:

    I’m voting like a Democrat: early and often … and everyday!