October 13, 2009

I'm #3.

Lawprof blog rankings.

36 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Can you tell you're getting double the traffic of a year ago? That seems hard to believe to me -- are there that many lurkers?

Chris said...

Two observations: 1. You beat a guy with a national radio show. 2. All those haters are driving ever higher traffic. They can't stop talking about you & thus help your readership grow. Kinda like Obama & Fox News.

The Drill SGT said...

I like the Volokh Conspiracy a lot, but post more over here. I'm sort of surprised that you generate nearly as many page views with (as I see it) less content. Though there are 10 bloggers over there and just you here.

anyway congrats

AllenS said...

Remove Jeremy and Lem, when he's on one, and your traffic will be cut in half. Although, I've been trying like hell to keep those numbers up.

David Walser said...

CONGRATS! There's a pretty tight race among 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. I hope you challenge for 1st someday soon.

Having said that, I think the category needs better definition. I don't view your blog (or Instapundit's or Hugh Hewitt's blogs) as a "law blog". You blog about current events and only rarely display your technical expertise as a law prof on the blog. The good folks at the Volokh Conspiracy are most definitely law blogging.

Floyd said...

But you're Number One in inaccuracies!

traditionalguy said...

It's the pictures that share more than the best words share. Congratulations #3.

jaltcoh said...

And your increase in traffic from the prior 12-month period is far greater than anyone else above #32 on the list.

jaltcoh said...

Having said that, I think the category needs better definition. I don't view your blog (or Instapundit's or Hugh Hewitt's blogs) as a "law blog".

When do they ever talk about "law blogs"?

Michael Hasenstab said...

Congratulations! Your blog never fails to be interesting, whether the topic is politics, boobs, law, travel, or anything else. I enjoy it, even on days when it isn't particularly enjoyable.

Lem said...

Remove Jeremy and Lem, when he's on one, and your traffic will be cut in half. Although, I've been trying like hell to keep those numbers up.

Very uncharitable, lumping me with Jeremy.

bearing said...

Funny: I thought before I clicked over, "Hmm, I bet the Volokh Conspiracy is ahead of Althouse, but who else could it be?"

I always forget that Glenn Reynolds counts as a lawprofblog, because he doesn't really use his blog heavily for what I think of as lawprofblogging.

Congratulations!

Ann Althouse said...

"I think the category needs better definition."

The blogger that compiles the ranking, Paul Caron, is clear that the category is blogs written by lawprofs, whatever the subject matter.

Ann Althouse said...

It would be way too hard to decide where to draw the line if the question were how much law blogging there is.

For example, I think most of you don't realize how much of this blog has a law theme. I just don't present it in a professorial style of writing.

Ann Althouse said...

That's true of Glenn as well.

Ann Althouse said...

Now, at Volokh, they really do try to keep it professorial. It's stylistic choice.

former law student said...

I think the category needs better definition.

Maybe. We'll know for sure when Antitrust & Competition Policy -- currently ranked below even the Legal Writing blog -- starts running photos of gardens and landscapes, and tosses in the occasional post declaring how witty Rush Limbaugh is.

Mark Daniels said...

First of all, that's very impressive, Ann.

As a frequent reader and sometime commenter, I understand the popularity of your site. Even when I don't agree with you, I find what you say and how you say it interesting.

As to numbers one and two: I've only looked at Volokh's site a few times. For some reason, I can't get into it.

I respect Glenn's site and, as is true in relation to your site, I am awed by the breadth of what he blogs about each day. Also like you, he's clearly a quick study. I've appreciated the occasional Instalanche over at my own blog through the years. But I find that while I check your site several times every day, I look at Instapundit MAYBE once a week.

The two of you occupy different niches, obviously. Glenn is more ideological, more agenda-driven, than you are.

With his usually shorter takes on the subjects about which he blogs, his site is easier to go through, I suppose, giving readers quick choices on what topics they want to explore.

But I'm sort of addicted to your usually longer, artistically-tinged, and personally quirky takes on all sorts of subjects.

As I say, I don't always agree with you. But I surely appreciate what you share each day on your blog.

Congratulations.

Mark Daniels

t-man said...

You are Tokyo to Instapundit's Rio.

Mark Daniels said...

t-man:
Who's Chicago?

EDH said...

I think Meade deserves most of the credit.

wv-"pubript" = having undergone a Brazilian wax

Triangle Man said...

If you maintain the same rate of increase in traffic, you should pass Volokh and be #2 in the next set of rankings. How much of the growth in traffic is attributable to the Meade Effect?

Fred4Pres said...

Congratulations, although I would not really classify you, Glenn, or Hewitt as law school professor blogs. You all are law school professors who also blog. Yours and Glenn's emphasis are definitely not on lawschool, although you both occasionally touch on it. Hewitt does occasionally get into legal analysis, like defending Harriet Miers, but he is mostly into promoting Mitt Romney.

Triangle Man said...

It looks like if Althouse and Volokh maintain their current respective volumes of page views Volokh will still be ahead of Althouse by a few thousand views at the end of the next quarter.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Althouse is #1 to us.

paul a'barge said...

You're Number 1 in my book!

Jeremy said...

Yeah, but has Rush called?

Jeremy said...

paul a'barge said..."You're Number 1 in my book!"

With his lips firmly planted on your ass.

Jeremy said...

Jason (the commenter) said..."Althouse is #1 to us."

You're a good boy, Jason.

Have a cookie.

Jeremy said...

How much of your blog is dedicated to anything relating to "law," versus anything relating to bashing, and bitching about President Obama?

I'd put it at about 1% law and 79% unAmerican bitching and whining about our President.

*And throw in about 20% sucking up to the fat man. (Has he called yet?)

edutcher said...

EDH said...

I think Meade deserves most of the credit.

Many a true word is spoken in jest. I think a great many people were charmed by the story of your romance.

Jeremy said...

I'd put it at about 1% law and 79% unAmerican bitching and whining about our President.

I thought dissent was the highest form of patriotism. Only if you don't trash the Left, huh?

Anyhoo, about 15 - 20% law and equal parts current affairs and culture.

Congrats, I know this blog must take a lot of work.

Chip Ahoy said...

Thank you for making this space available to comments. Thank you for putting up with us. Congratulations on your page views.

former law student said...

Suddenly remembered this:

"The Lord is first, my friends are second, and I am third." -- Gale Sayers

chickenlittle said...

Triangle Man wrote:
If you maintain the same rate of increase in traffic, you should pass Volokh and be #2 in the next set of rankings. How much of the growth in traffic is attributable to the Meade Effect?

Mark Twain wrote:
In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Lower Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. That is an average of a trifle over one mile and a third per year. Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic, can see that in the Old Oolitic Silurian Period, just a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upwards of one million three hundred thousand miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing-rod. And by the same token any person can see that seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have joined their streets together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

Life On The Mississippi (1883)

michael a. livingston said...

I think your blog is unique in mixing law politics and personal or aesthetic items, it restores my faith in the diversity of talents that are supposed to characterize law professors

c3 said...

So when do these Law profs do REAL work?