my top 8 political blogs make my bookmarks toolbar:
Drudge (I know he leans right, but you can't beat his breaking news.)
Raw Story (A sort of Drudge for Left leaners like me, but updated much less frequently)
Crooks and Liars (video blog)
1st Draft (Holden is great at dissecting the gaggle at the white house)
My peak oil/sustainability favorites are:
NYCO's blog is the mackdaddy.
I just wondered if anyone pondered the same thing as I did. I try to be a good reader of all the great blogs out there, like all the ones on my bloglines list to the right that I catch up with as I can.
I am no expert on blogs, but what sells me is
- more photos. text is great, but c'mon, throw in at least a snarky picture once in a while.
- shorter to the point writing. I have been known to type up a good rant, but c'mon 2000 words on Judy Miller? I don't give THAT much of a shit. Get to the point.
- more rants. yes, I just contradicted myself, but an off-on-a-tangent balls-out rant is good for the soul, and good for your readership. Just know what is rant-worthy is all that I ask.
- more cool links. like why the hell didn't I think of this?
- a good layout. nothing makes me not want to go back to a site than an unreadable type one shade different than the background color.
- A good stromboli recipe. (I prefer straight pepperoni)
And a cool link:
the lost numbers blog