Hyper-blogging

The National Review’s “The Corner” blog is the blogosphere’s hyperactive little brother…the kid that just wouldn’t shut up and who had not only a bad case of A.D.D. but also a tendency to spout off about anything and everything that happens to come to his head at any given moment (kind of like Larry King’s USA Today columns).

Consider: Yesterday the conservative blog had 113 blog entries (for comparison: Yesterday, we had 8). It may just be that, when your party controls all three branches of government, everyday is like Christmas and it’s hard not to wake up and celebrate the fact.

It’s not uncommon to see posts as late as two in the morning and three of the Corner’s authors–including the blog’s two local boys, John Miller and Jonah Goldberg–appear to be trying to out-do each other by being the first one to wake up and post something.

Take a look at this week’s first post times:

    ON JUSTICE [John J. Miller]…
    Posted at 05:41 AM

    SAM’S CLUB! [Kathryn Jean Lopez]…
    Posted at 06:36 AM

    RE: HERE [Jonah Goldberg]…
    Posted at 04:34 AM

    UCLAPROFS.COM [John J. Miller]…
    Posted at 05:40 AM

    SAM’S CLUB! [Kathryn Jean Lopez]…
    Posted at 06:36 AM

    ON JUSTICE [John J. Miller]…
    Posted at 05:41 AM

Of course, posting 100+ a day means that not every entry is Pulitzer-worthy (case in point: Goldberg’s 4:34 am post merely said, “So, like, I got up for nothing?”).

But we admire their spirit and love of the blog. So we hereby issue this challenge: Next week, Cornerers, take it to the next level. Wake up at 4am. 3am. Hell, don’t go to sleep at all. Make the rest of us who don’t post until 8am look like slackers. Tweak the Marine’s motto: “The Corner: We post more by 5am than most bloggers do all year.”

We can’t wait to see the results…when we finally stumble out of bed hours after sunrise.