Holiday Best Wishes for the Blogworld!
As the Christmas saying goes: Every time a mouse clicks, a blogger gets more page view hits. With that holiday spirit in mind, we wish to celebrate the Show-Me Institute’s first year as a blog by sending merry Christmas wishes to our fellow bloggers who have been so much a part of our
tremendous respectable above-average water-treading success.
We shall start with the two largest papers in our state. Both the Prime Buzz blog in the Star and the Mound City Money blog in the Post-Dispatch have been frequently linking to our posts or articles. We are lucky in Missouri to have great newspapers serving our two largest cities, and we thank both of them for the links.
The proprietors over at Missouri Political News Service have enthusiastically posted many of our studies and op-eds this year, as well as plenty of links to our blog posts. They have been a big part of getting the word out on our work, and we wish them continued success and a great holiday season.
Every time the Show-Me Institute makes the papers, Missouri Pulse has been the site that consistently asks why we are always labeled as "conservative," while other groups get the "non-partisan" moniker? It’s a good question and, for the record, we think "free-market" is the most accurate label, if one must be used.
Arch City Chronicle and Blog KC have given us a mention on occasion, for which we thank them, while Jason Rosenbaum and the others at the Columbia Daily Tribune politics blog have given us some much-appreciated coverage lately particularly regarding the education conference we hosted.
Fired Up! has linked to us a few times, and I am sure I am missing a few other blogs out there as well. Being that there now more blogs than people on the planet, it would probably be impossible to note all the ones that have mentioned us. But we appreciate it every time, whether it’s a link, a critique, or a compliment.
Well, that’s just about it. I can’t think of any that I might be missing. … Oh, wait how could I forget Mr. John Combest, the esteemed maitre d’ of johncombest.com. His links have played a huge part in letting people know about us, and we wish him and everyone else listed here a very happy holiday season.