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 townhall.com, 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!