The Top 40 Conservative Blogs For 2008 (Version 4.0)


It’s time for me to rank my favorite blogs for the 4th quarter of 2008.

Do keep in mind that as the quarter has progressed, some blogs have, of course, moved up and others have dropped, based on how often I visit them, how much I like what I see when I get there, how often the blogs are updated, etc., etc. Also, as per usual, do keep in mind that this sort of list changes frequently over time based on a variety of factors. So if a blog didn’t get included, it’s no big deal — it could be on the list next time. Let me also add that there are some very good blogs that I read almost daily, that didn’t make the list. If you see any blogs on there that you’re not familiar with, make sure to check them out.

Here’s the list:

40) Death By 1000 Papercuts
39) Jihad Watch
38) Outside the Beltway
37) Hugh Hewitt
36) The Radio Equalizer
35) American Diva
34) Power Line
33) Megan McArdle
32) Wizbang
31) Exurban League
30) Alarming News
29) TigerHawk
28) The Next Right
27) Say Anything
26) Iowahawk
25) Dr. Helen
24) Doubleplusundead
23) Cara Ellison
22) The Daily Gut
21) Betsy’s Page
20) The Nose on Your Face
19) Althouse
18) Atlas Shrugs
17) Kausfiles
16) Rachel Lucas
15) The American Princess
14) Sweetness & Light
13) The Jawa Report
12) Tim Blair
11) The Campaign Spot
10) RedState
9) IMAO
8) Little Green Footballs
7) Gateway Pundit
6) Michelle Malkin
5) Instapundit
4) Newsbusters
3) Ace Of Spades HQ
2) Hot Air
1) The Corner

PS: I decided that in order to be fair, I couldn’t add any of the bloggers that regularly blog for RWN or Pajamas Media, where I semi-regularly write columns. Be aware that most of these blogs would make the list and are definitely worth checking out. That’s why I recruited them to blog in the first place: Bookworm Room, Dr. Melissa Clothier, Gina Cobb, Cassy Fiano, Five Feet Of Fury, House of Eratosthenes, Likelihood of Success, Little Miss Attila, Moonbattery, The Other McCain, Pirate’s Cove, Polipundit, QandO, Sister Toldjah, Stop The ACLU

PS #2: Yes, I know a couple of the blogs on the list aren’t really conservative. However, they’re still very good and generally get lumped in with blogs on the right, so I decided to add them in anyway.

PS #3: If you make a list of your own and alert me to it via email or in the comments section, I will add a link to your list at the bottom of this post.