I blame myself. We haven’t had nearly enough atheism posts around here lately.
Seriously, though, we get a thousand times the traffic of the blog at number 100. What’s it going to take, Wikio? More Meghan McCain material? More O’Reilly-bashing? More gentle criticism of Palin that’s treated as a ferocious attack by her supporters in the comments? Work with me.
One of the intriguing aspects of this list is that it puts everyone in the same pot. The list has mainstream media blogs — from ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, and others — alongside well-known partisan bloggers — Michelle Malkin, FireDogLake — and even government-run bloggers, like WhiteHouse.gov’s.
We got a sneak peek at the latest rankings — due to be published Friday — below. It’s a fun list to analyze: Huffington Post has the top spot, with the liberal Center for American Progress’ Think Progress and the conservative National Review’s The Corner right behind.
Also conspicuously absent from the list: Ace and Red State, among others. I could understand us being left off if this was a survey of political insiders or professional pundits; I’ve always thought HA punches way below its weight in terms of influence vis-a-vis traffic, especially compared to a site that’s read on the Hill like RS. But Wikio’s metric, supposedly, is based on inbound links. Any techies have any idea what might be up?