Thursday, July 06, 2006

Rock Solid in the Blogosphere for Spring 2006

I founded the Rock Solid in the Blogosphere award nearly one year ago to help bridge the awards disparity between the MSM and blogosphere. Every quarter I recognize the blogger who has produced the rock solidest work over the previous three months. Unlike most MSM awards, hating Bush and harming American national security are actually detriments to winning a Rock Solid.

As usual, there were many fine nominees, but the choice was pretty easy. The Spring 2006 Rock Solid in the Blogosphere goes to … Mary Katharine Ham!

When M-Kat first joined Hugh Hewitt’s blog, many of us said: “Hugh doesn’t need a co-blogger”. But it didn’t take long for readers to search out the M-Kat posts. When we read her posts we more often than not say: “That’s obviously true!” M-Kat has also shown an aptitude for digging deep into the archives of quality blogs to come up with gems. For example, she brought to her reader’s attention our Top 11 list on Rick Monday’s flag rescue several weeks after we posted it.

Now with the new, M-Kat has her own separate blog, so it will no longer be necessary to sift through Hugh Hewitt posts to get to her insights.

Adding to the prestige of this quarter’s Rock Solid (if it is possible to add to its prestige) is the high quality of the other nominees. These include J-Pod and Jonah Goldberg of The Corner, Katie from Yucky Salad with Bones, Craig Westover, and of course Kevin Ecker.

Congratulations, M-Kat and enjoy your three month reign!


Blogger Chad The Elder said...

Clearly this contest was fixed. Why don't you just be upfront and call it "Sisyphus' Cute As A Button Award?" I think Kevin has the inside track for Summer.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Mary Katharine said...

Thanks, guys! I am truly honored.

7:23 PM  
Blogger The Ugly American said...

Woot congrats Mary Katharine!

If you guys haven't seen it yet you might enjoy My interview with Mary Katharine last month.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Kevin said...

Four times in a row I've been screwed.

1:32 AM  
Blogger Sisyphus said...

Chad - But how would you explain Atomizer's award?

M-Kat - You are very welcome

Ugly American - I have read your interview and recommend it

Kevin - Hang in there, you're due

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is Mary Katharine's blogging hot, but she's a looker, too.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Solid blogging?

Isn't like military intelligence, Moderate Democrat and sober NARN member?

We'll prostitute ourselves forjust about any recognition at the Anti-strib, but smootching Sisyphus's butt is a bridge too far.

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looker? Cute as a button? Clearly you men are judging only by her photograph, a blurry, black and white, postage-stamp sized rendering from which you can tell nothing at all.

I sat next to Mary Katherine at a blogger dinner a few months ago. She's really quite unappealing in person. She's loud and annoying, doesn't know how to dress for an occasion, and smokes too many cigarettes.

She used to be a good blogger, last winter, but I suppose the responsibilities of her new job have weighed on her, because she hasn't posted anything worth reading in months. Unless you're a drooling male or a right-wing parrot, I suppose.

8:46 PM  

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