The Top 40 Conservative Blogs For 2009 (Version 1.0)

by John Hawkins | March 11, 2009 7:02 am

It’s time for me to rank my favorite blogs for the 1st quarter of 2009.

Do keep in mind that as the quarter has progressed, some blogs have, of course, moved up and others have dropped, based on how often I visit them, how much I like what I see when I get there, how often the blogs are updated, etc., etc. Also, as per usual, do keep in mind that this sort of list changes frequently over time based on a variety of factors. So if a blog didn’t get included, it’s no big deal — it could be on the list next time. Let me also add that there are some very good blogs that I read almost daily, that didn’t make the list. If you see any blogs on there that you’re not familiar with, make sure to check them out.

Here’s the list:

40) The Next Right[1]
39) The American Princess[2]
38) Outside the Beltway[3]
37) Hugh Hewitt[4]
36) Cara Ellison[5]
35) Jihad Watch[6]
34) Scrappleface[7]
33) American Diva[8]
32) Megan McArdle[9]
31) Alarming News[10]
30) Dr. Helen[11]
29) Rachel Lucas[12]
28) Little Green Footballs[13]
27) Exurban League[14]
26) Kausfiles[15]
25) Iowahawk[16]
24) TigerHawk[17]
23) Say Anything[18]
22) Power Line[19]
21) The Nose on Your Face[20]
20) Copious Dissent[21]
19) Atlas Shrugs[22]
18) Riehl World View[23]
17) Tim Blair[24]
16) Sweetness & Light[25]
15) Betsy’s Page[26]
14) Doubleplusundead[27]
13) The Jawa Report[28]
12) RedStateAlthouse[29]
10) The Campaign Spot[30]
9) IMAO[31]
8) Big Hollywood[32]
7) Newsbusters[33]
6) Instapundit[34]
5) Gateway Pundit[35]
4) The Corner[36]
3) Michelle Malkin[37]
2) Ace Of Spades HQ[38]
1) Hot Air[39]

PS: I decided that in order to be fair, I couldn’t add any of the bloggers that regularly blog for RWN or Pajamas Media[40], where I semi-regularly write columns. Be aware that most of these blogs would make the list and are definitely worth checking out. That’s why I recruited them to blog in the first place: Bookworm Room[41], Dr. Melissa Clothier[42], Gina Cobb[43], Cassy Fiano[44], Five Feet Of Fury[45], Gay Patriot[46], House of Eratosthenes[47], Likelihood of Success[48], Little Miss Attila[49], Moonbattery[50], The Other McCain[51], Pirate’s Cove[52], Polipundit[53], QandO[54], Sister Toldjah[55], Stop The ACLU[56], & Villainous Company[57].

PS #2: Yes, I know a couple of the blogs on the list aren’t really conservative. However, they’re still very good and generally get lumped in with blogs on the right, so I decided to add them in anyway.

  1. The Next Right:
  2. The American Princess:
  3. Outside the Beltway:
  4. Hugh Hewitt:
  5. Cara Ellison:
  6. Jihad Watch:
  7. Scrappleface:
  8. American Diva:
  9. Megan McArdle:
  10. Alarming News:
  11. Dr. Helen:
  12. Rachel Lucas:
  13. Little Green Footballs:
  14. Exurban League:
  15. Kausfiles:
  16. Iowahawk:
  17. TigerHawk:
  18. Say Anything:
  19. Power Line:
  20. The Nose on Your Face:
  21. Copious Dissent:
  22. Atlas Shrugs:
  23. Riehl World View:
  24. Tim Blair:
  25. Sweetness & Light:
  26. Betsy’s Page:
  27. Doubleplusundead:
  28. The Jawa Report:
  29. Althouse:
  30. The Campaign Spot:
  31. IMAO:
  32. Big Hollywood:
  33. Newsbusters:
  34. Instapundit:
  35. Gateway Pundit:
  36. The Corner:
  37. Michelle Malkin:
  38. Ace Of Spades HQ:
  39. Hot Air:
  40. Pajamas Media:
  41. Bookworm Room:
  42. Dr. Melissa Clothier:
  43. Gina Cobb:
  44. Cassy Fiano:
  45. Five Feet Of Fury:
  46. Gay Patriot:
  47. House of Eratosthenes:
  48. Likelihood of Success:
  49. Little Miss Attila:
  50. Moonbattery:
  51. The Other McCain:
  52. Pirate’s Cove:
  53. Polipundit:
  54. QandO:
  55. Sister Toldjah:
  56. Stop The ACLU:
  57. Villainous Company:

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