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January 2, 2005
The Morrissey Method?

Joe Carter at Evangelical Outpost has long been one of my favorite blogs on ... well, a whole range of topics, especially matters of faith. Joe and I started blogging within a couple of weeks of each other and we've occasionally corresponded on our progress in our avocation. Tonight Joe provides his readers with a primer on successful blogging that is much too kind to me:

Not being a member of this elite circle of bloggers, I cant provide advice from my own personal experience. But just as a biographer can glean insights from a study of great presidents, I think a study of the A-list can provide a few clues into what makes them successful. After giving the subject a considerable amount of thought and attention, Ive noticed three specific ways for breaking into the top tier of bloggers:

A. Possess the attributes of the top ten bloggers (e.g., white American male Ivy League-educated lawyer/journalist/academic). (For more see: Notes on Blogging #9 -- How to Become a Higher Being)

B. Be hired by Nick Denton, the foremost blog entrepreneur and purveyor of smut/gossip/smutty gossip within the blogosphere.

C. Follow the Morrissey Method.

Joe may not consider himself an "elite" blogger, but I think he is too modest here. What Joe calls the "Morrissey Method" could just as easily be called the "Carter Method", and just as accurately. Joe does wonderful work, both on his blog and in his service to the country, and his kind words are much appreciated.

Read Joe's entire series on blogging for the beginner. He has some great insights for those who are new to the blogosphere, both as reader and blogger.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at January 2, 2005 11:31 PM

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