Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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My all-time top five blog posts

Brad DeLong nominates his top five weblog posts ever, and is gracious enough to include this post among them.

This got me to thinking about Matt Yglesias' initial point -- there are so many newcomers to the blogosphere that, "the aggregate audience for blog commentary is enormously larger than it was a few years ago, so it's quite possible that there are people reading this blog right now who have never heard of of the classic[s]..."

So, without further ado, here are my top five, in chronological order:

1) Jacob Levy, "Political Theory and Political Philosophy."

2) Jack Balkin, "What I learned about blogging in a year."

3) Belle Waring, "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride -- A Pony!"

4) Scott Eric Kaufman, "My Morning: A Play in One Uncomfortable Act."

5) Megan McArdle, "Full Disclosure....."

Longtime readers are warmly encouraged to proffer their faves in the comments.

posted by Dan on 10.31.07 at 12:55 PM


I don't know. I'm starting to be less convinced by Balkin's refutation of the thesis.

posted by: FS on 10.31.07 at 12:55 PM [permalink]

Surely dutoitification belongs on the list.

posted by: mac on 10.31.07 at 12:55 PM [permalink]

So are you going to add a Favorite Blog Posts link to your blog?

It's probably a function of age, but most posts transit through my brain without leaving a mark.

(BTW--comments through Firefox appear not to be working--had to switch to IE7.0.)

posted by: Bill Harshaw on 10.31.07 at 12:55 PM [permalink]

No. 1--Agree.
No. 2--Just pedantic, not great, not even very good.
No. 3--Snarky and cynical, "I know everything and you are an idiot if you disagree with me." Junk.
Nos. 4 and 5--Hilarious.

posted by: Useless Sam Grant on 10.31.07 at 12:55 PM [permalink]

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