Friday, January 07, 2005

The biggest burnouts

Steven den Beste, though never on my regular list of blogs to read, was obviously a heavyweight. But one too many readers crapped at him for posting what he posted on his own blog, so finally he called it quits.

Allahpundit, who made the lately-concluded Presidential campaign memorable for those lucky enough to have discovered his photo-shop wizardry, was also an inspired pundit occasionally. He also had a bigger hand in exposing Rathergate than he got credit for. And, as he mentioned in his new--and neglected--blog, he got involved in some unspecified legal trouble. From top to bottom, and from beginning to end, his too-brief career will be a milepost in these early blogosphere years.

Now The Commissar sounds like he's going to succumb to creeping whatsthepointitis. I'm sure he'll do a good job with his Iraqi elections blog--and I still think he should publicize his UN Oil for Food scandal blog more than he does. But he's been slipping out of schtick a lot lately, which I guess is a warning sign.

Now why should the likes of me climb up the heights they scaled, just to slide down the opposite slope? Besides, I'm getting annoyed calls from the other room, gotta run...