Sunday, December 19, 2004

Top Ten

First of all, Congratulations to Powerline, for being named Blog of the Year by Time Magazine. However, I did stumble on another article there that was most informative. 10 things we learned about Blogs.

Nestled in this grocery list was another local favorite:
Bloggers Can Be Fakers
Plain Layne, a highly personal blog supposedly belonging to a Minnesota lesbian named Layne Johnson that drew thousands of fans over 3 1/2 years before mysteriously disappearing, was revealed to be a hoax. Hundreds of fans helped track down the real author, Odin Soli, 35, a male entrepreneur from Woodbury, Minn. Later in the year, fake Bill Clinton and Andy Kaufman blogs became hits.

There are days that I miss Layne, but Odin has another writing project in progress. It's 'The Mexican Year', starring Nick and Nooshin. It's not Layne, but it is still the same quality prose that Odin is the best at. Give it a read when you are looking for a good book to read and don't have one at your fingertips.


UPDATE: Nice article in the STRIB this morning on Powerlines' success

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