Monday, February 04, 2008
Here is my list of choices for the Excellent Blog Award.
It's always hard to choose recipients for one of these awards; there are so many great bloggers out there, and I know I have missed some that deserve it. However, at the same time, I don't want to overrate the importance of my opinion but I trust many of you share my high opinion of these bloggers.
I list them in no particular order, randomly.
My criteria? I admit I was biased this time in favor of people who share my concern for our Western civilization and for preserving our national heritage(s). Not all my choices are American. A couple of them do not write politically-oriented blogs, focusing on history and culture -- and that is also of tremendous importance.
And I am also somewhat biased this time in favor of people who are rather new to blogging; I hope that this small gesture will further encourage them to continue.
Needless to say, I find these bloggers talented at what they do, each with their own style and emphasis.
Here are my choices:
The Woodpile Report - If you haven't visited this blog via the link in my sidebar, please do. It's a one-of-a-kind blog, worth a regular visit.
"On account of how we expect folks to speak their minds."
Red Pills - '''Red Pills' is a metaphor for the stimulus of opening ones mind to truth and knowledge as in the movie, 'The Matrix'. Optimally, each post and your related comments encapsulate the truth.''
Brave New World Watch - John Savage is a young blogger with great intellectual curiosity and an equal devotion to finding truth.
Flanders Fields - another blogger who is dauntless when it comes to exploring what is going on in the Western world now.
BadEagle - the blog and forum of David Yeagley, who is one of the true original thinkers in America these days; insightful, sometimes surprising, always honest.
Refugee Resettlement Watch - a group blog doing sterling work on the refugee resettlement situation.
Hibernia Girl - the issues of immigration and national identity from an Irish perspective
Old Atlantic Lighthouse - a unique voice on immigration, demographics, and politics, with a little satire thrown in.
Webster's Blogspot - a traditionalist blog with a passion for the Founding principles, balanced government, and liberty, written in a very straightforward, commonsense style.
American Federalist Blog - Americanism, Federalism, and the 'renewal of the Republic.'
The Economic Nationalist - Economics is one of my weak points, but Howard J. Harrison makes even economics interesting, as well as giving us his insights on the future of our American nation and on the political scene
Reflecting Light - Rick Darby's blog is one of a kind; sometimes he writes about politics, sometimes about cultural issues, sometimes about art or spirituality. Rick is a renaissance man, and a skilled artist of the English language.
And last, a recently-discovered blog for me, Appalachian History, which has a treasure-trove of information on the history of that region, and as history is one of my passions, especially regional history, this blog is a must for others of similar interests.
Per the rules of this award, each of these bloggers should pick ten blogs they consider worthy of the honor.
The Excellent Blog Award: My Picks