How hard is to write a really good blog post? In fact, writing a really good blog post is like hitting a major league pitch. As Ted Kluszewski of the Cincinnati Reds said,
How hard is hitting? You ever walk into a pitch black room full of furniture that you've never been in before and try to walk through it without bumping into anything? Well, it's harder than that. That analogy is about as close as it gets when it comes to writing a good blog posts, day after day.
That's why we want to bring your attention to some really good posts in today's lineup.
Neo-neocon has been on a streak. Start at the top and work your way down. In particular, see Mark Steyn And The Iranians: Believe What You Hear. The word 'sobering' comes to mind.
Shrinkwrapped is that dangerous switch hitter. He can come at you from either side. He discusses the obvious and the not so obvious with equanimity. See his latest, The Prediction Of Violence, Affect Storms and A Blog Commentors Toxonomy.
Ali Eteraz, of Unwilling Self Negation (with a blog name like that, might we suggest you not ask his advice on wallpaper) has some terrific posts. He represents the cutting edge of Islamic reform. If you want to see what's around the bend, read Ali. Spend some time on his blog, to get the feel. There is a rhythm to his writing.
Finally, there's The Anchoress. Think of her blog and writing as instinct, intution common sense and shrewd observation on steroids. She gets it right, time after time. What become 'issues' after a bit of percolation, are discussed first on her blog. If you don't read her every day, you are behind the curve.
Tomorrow, the rest of the squad.