Who is Althouse? * View only LAW posts * Contribute * Use my Amazon Portal
Only lawprofs with publicly available Site Meters (therefore no Instapundit, who'd be #1 by a lot otherwise).
What's next? Paywall?
"What's next? Paywall?"I presume there are many people who think that a readership is a reward in itself, which in fact it is. But feel free to use the Amazon portal.
Congrats, Althouse, but I don't see yours as really a law prof blog. Sure, you're a law prof and this is your blog but your subject matter goes way beyond just discussions of the law. For example, Paul Caron may post occasionally about his personal life but for the most part his is a law blog. I'd say the reverse is true for you.Still, that's a whole lotta hits for any kind of blog. Good for you.
That's nothing. I held the #1 spot in the Lazy Guy with Dumb Comments rankings for years.
Many congrats, Madame.You put in a lot of work on the blog and it shows.
"Congrats, Althouse, but I don't see yours as really a law prof blog. Sure, you're a law prof and this is your blog but your subject matter goes way beyond just discussions of the law. For example, Paul Caron may post occasionally about his personal life but for the most part his is a law blog. I'd say the reverse is true for you."Go to the link and you'll see that Caron's definition of the category he's ranking is simply blogs written by lawprofs. Also, if you want to turn this into purely a law blog, click on the "law" tag, which is hot linked in the subtitle line in the banner: "Who is Althouse? * View only LAW posts * Contribute * Shop AMAZON*"See? View only LAW posts.Click there any time you want to restrict it. I bet I have more posts, after you do that, than the rival lawprof blogs that only or almost only ever blog about law.And I'll bet my law posts are more interesting and more fun to read, either alone or surrounded by things I thought bloggable applying my own idiosyncratic standard.Also, most of the non-law posts have a law quality to them, analyzing language, picking apart rhetoric and critiquing journalism.I would argue that what I'm doing is the quintessential lawprof blog, the standard you should apply when asking whether the other lawprof blogs are lawprof blogs.
And your "reverse is true" is plain wrong. You're saying I post for the most part about my personal life and occasionally about law?!I rarely say anything about my personal life, though the fact that you have that impression says something about the quality of what I am doing here. Seriously, go back over, say, the past week. What is there in it about my personal life?Does how to cook bacon count as my personal life? If you say yes, then 1 of 11 posts today is about my "personal life." If not, then 0 of 11. Going back before today, I counted 47 posts before I got to one that could arguably be considered about my personal life, and it was only a photograph of our backyard garden with the TT parked next to it.
Professor Althouse's unique and engaging personality shines through so much of her content that one might easily get the impression something "personal" has been shared, even after reading a decidedly non-personal post. Wisdom, wit, attention to meaningful details that others would miss, confidence, maturity, down-to-earthiness, humor, etc. I could find links or legal analysis many other places on the Internet. I come here for the Althouse.
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