John Hawkins predicts The Slow, Painful Coming Death of the Independent Conservative Blogosphere. (Via Zilla.) Among the reasons for the death is:
4) The market has also become much more professionalized. When I got started, back in 2001, a lone blogger who did 3-4 posts a day could build an audience. Unless your name is Ann Coulter, you probably couldn’t make that strategy work today.
Oh. Can you make it with 2-3 posts a week? Because if you also happened to be a mom, how can you do more? Right now, for instance, I’m still mopping up after our early July vacation — making photo books for grandparents, etc.
On the other hand, if you are funemployed… On the third hand, I find it difficult to follow bloggers who post more than once a day. I do have quite a few who do on my roll, and I follow them all, as they probably know.
On a more serious note, Walter Russell Mead writes a great essay on anti-Semitism (via Instapundit), and boy do anti-Semites show up in comments! What do they do all day, google “anti-Semitism”? Somebody out there has a lot of time and the inclination to call themselves conservative.