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Friday, December 23, 2005

No End-of-Year-Slowdown for John Hawkins and His Right Wing News Blog!

Ask any newspaper editor in America what is the toughest week of the year to publish and he or she will instantly tell you it's the week between Christmas and New Year's.

The staff is at bare-bones level. The news sources are mostly away and not answering telephones or emails. Nobody is actually committing news, except those who always do like police blotter regulars.

Bloggers are less susceptible to this end of the year crisis, though most of us probably post less often during the week. Lots of bloggers even post warnings that "blogging will be lighter than normal."

Not John Hawkins at Right Wing News!

The guy is an end-of-the-year publishing demon. He's got lists like "The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2005," marketing advice like "Who Says There's No Money in Blogging" and masterpieces of communications analysis like "The 12 Stages of Scandal."

And so very much more. By the way, Part II will be up Monday.

Set aside some real time to spend at Right Wing News during the holidays. I guarantee this will be among your most enjoyable blog readings of the year. John, thanks for all the work that went into "The Best of Right Wing News for 2005."