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My spirits are lifted: A guard returns to the wall

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2013 at 5:50pm

On April 27, 2012, I wrote One less guard on the wall:

Don Surber is giving up blogging:

After 7 years of blogging, I am quitting. I am exhausted. It was simply too much work. I am still employed by the Charleston Daily Mail and still writing editorial and columns and performing the...

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Those who can’t even cat blog, nature blog

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 3:48pm

I’ve figured it out.

Nature blogging!

So you see, I walked over to Ithaca Falls, about a 10 minute walk from my house, with my friend to help him get over his blogger burnout problems.

(Man, this is easy)

 
 
 

Instapundit turns 12 and the perils of blogger burnout

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:14pm

Instapundit turned 12 years old this week, and received appropriate accolades.

It’s not an overstatement to say that Prof. Reynolds has helped foster and keep up the spirits of the conservative blogosphere, including Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection.

Which brings me to a related topic, blogger burnout.

Legal Insurrection turns 5 in October, and 12...

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Public Service Announcement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 9:35am

TaxProf is out with his latest law professor blog traffic rankings for the trailing 12 months ending 6-30-2013.

I reprint these each Quarter merely as a public service, because you have a right to know.

(Usual caveat, because Instapundit does not have a public SiteMeter, you can move these rankings down...

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Stick around

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2:47pm

Two big things have happened this week (so far).

First, yesterday the 200,000th comment was posted at Legal Insurrection:

200,000 comments is not a lot for many websites which use third party platforms like Disqus.  We have considered many times, and ultimately rejected, the third-party platforms in favor of more control over who...

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NY Times eliminating almost all its “blogs”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 12:58pm

Are Blogs Outdated?

As The Times continues to change – becoming more digital, becoming more global, looking for new ways to make money as print advertising declines – it frequently adds new features or puts more emphasis on established ones, like video….

I wrote a few months ago about one such decision I...

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What did I miss?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3:58pm

I have been traveling since about 6 this morning.

What did I miss?

Do we have amnesty yet?  Has Snowden officially gone over to the other side yet?  Is IRS-gate still a “gate”?

Patricia sent me this email:

What do we have to do to … push you into the top slot?

referring to TaxProf’s latest ...

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Welcome government workers!

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8:36pm

Someone (a reader?) pointed me to a post at Small Dead Animals (a great blog, btw):

Watchers

507 visits per day isn’t a lot for a blog, unless...

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WaPo reduced to asking readers to hit the Tip Jar

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 9:25am

I haven’t read The Times of London since it erected its massive paywall.

The Gannett local papers, such as the Ithaca Journal, allow a certain number of visits, but the pop-up warnings pretty much have me not visiting.

I rarely visit The Providence Journal since it’s paywall went up, except to visit occasionally...

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Yes, but only while wearing pajamas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4:24pm

Are bloggers entitled to constitutional protection, Dick Durbin wonders out loud.

I have a better question, are Senators entitled to anything?

 
 
 

Good News / Bad News

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:11pm

Good news.

Thumbs Up for comments are back.

Bad news.

Thumbs Down for comments are back.

It proved to be a formidable challenge, for a variety of reasons, after the plug-in went wild in the wake of the Great Blog Meltdown of March 2013, and After-Meltdown Tremor.

You voted to bring it back, and we have. ...

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10-4

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 11:30am

Here’s the bummer: right-wing blogs are read by only a fraction of the electorate, and so the good information put out there by the professor is almost without voice in the grand scheme of things. The truth he utters deserves greater audience.

The tragedy is that right-wing bloggers, while being something like...

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Collaborators no more in the conservative blogosphere

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 8:30pm

I previously have posted about doom and gloom for the small conservative blogosphere, first in response to a post by John Hawkins about how bloggers need to go big or go home, Is there a place for me?

Later as to what I was sensing leading up to and after the 2012 election,

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Bloggers are Press too

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5:00pm

From Trochilus Tales, NJ Superior Court Judge: Blogger Protected By State Shield Law:

A New Jersey Superior Court Judge, Karen M. Cassidy, A.J.S.C., has issued a written opinion (posted by CountyWatchers, here and hereafter cited as “decis”) quashing a subpoena that had been issued by the Union County Prosecutor, Theodore Romankow, whose...

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Legal Insurrection Building Fund campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:33am

I warned you this was coming.

As you know, we are hoping to do an even better job in the coming year at bringing you research, analysis and activism you will not find elsewhere.

In order to do that, we are going to require resources which our...

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“Coming Out As A Conservative On Campus”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:00pm

Last Monday I appeared as a guest of The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization to give a talk at my alma mater, Hamilton College.

AHI is not affiliated with Hamilton. To the contrary, as discussed here before, Hamilton would not allow AHI on campus after the left-wing faculty who...

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Ruin us, please

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:00pm

Anne forwarded this depressing Advertising Age article to me, As Ad Rates Sink, More Websites Explore Ad-Free Business:

This is web publishing in 2013, when declining ad rates and the sense that each buck is harder to get than the last is leading increasing numbers of publishers to strip out the ads and...

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