As such, vain though it may be, your humble is proud to have rated first in a few "blogs of the year" lists. The first was over at The Nameless Libertarian's place...
- The Devil's Kitchen: Sometimes too much, sometimes wrong, sometimes just too much but always worth a read. Not so much a blog as a force of nature.
The next privilege is in heading up The Cynical Dragon's awards...
Best Blog Award 2008
Devil's Kitchen—Libertarianism and freestyle swearing. Who could ask for more?
And finally, your humble Devil is honoured to be in the top spot in Question That's Top 50 Festive rundown.*
- The Devil's Kitchen is, for anyone who has somehow remained unaware of it, a libertarian blog run by the eponymous DK. It is the original swear-blog, DK having begun venting his rage here just under four years ago. Although the fire and fury on display here in the first couple of years has been sanitised somewhat, it's still written with a genuine passion. As well as DK's trademark ranting, The Devil's Kitchen features guest posts from a variety of other writers, not all of whom share DK's consequentialist libertarian worldview—occasionally leading to some vituperative comments, which are never moderated. The Devil's Kitchen was the greatest inspiration for my decision to begin blogging, and remained such throughout the time Question That was online. As such, putting this blog at the head of my top 50 was an easy decision.
Read The Devil's Kitchen—'Oh yeah? How, exactly?'
Your humble Devil is... well... humbled, especially as my blogging this year—especially since I became full-time employed in April—has been more hurried and less frequent than in the previous ones. That is likely to continue for at least the first half of this year, though I shall attempt to do more fisking—which I thoroughly enjoy.
Whether I shall have more time to write after the release of our software (sometime in the next few months) I don't know, as I am already drawing up plans for the next stage of the company's product development (which will be equally exciting, but in a different way to our current work).
I may recruit some more writers—I'd love to see commenter Ian B write a post or two—but whatever happens, rest assured that The Kitchen will continue, in the usual sweary vein, into 2009 and beyond...
Thank you all for reading, writing and commenting, and the very best for 2009. Unless you are a member of the NuLabour government, of course, in which case I hope that you read this, come to your senses, realise what you and your cronies have done, and hang yourself.
* UPDATE: it seems that, for personal reasons, that is to be IanQT's last post, as he is ceasing to blog as of today.