Monday, August 08, 2011

Happy Birthday, Instapundit!

Congratulations! Back in those days I mostly got my daily commentary fix by surfing the websites of conservative magazines. One of them, James Taranto at the WSJ's Opinion Journal, started linking to Instapundit. I clicked over, liked what I saw, and branched out into the blogosphere from there. Many major blogs have come and gone since then, or changed their character. Even blogging itself has now passed beyond its frontier days, with the solid bloggers prospering and the less compelling ones vanishing, or contenting themselves with seeing their own scribblings onscreen. But Glenn Reynolds blogs on, remarkably even-keeled, his place in internet history secure as the man who discovered that repeatedly sending traffic away will bring traffic back ten-fold.