It's been an odd year. Archbishop Cramner has been silent since mid-June, leaving the web without the voice of Anglican conscience, and Letters from a Tory signed off for good shortly after the election result. Both are grievously missed. Newmania in Lewes is too wrapped in work and swaddling clothes to blog frequently, Chris Mounsey, aka the Kitchen as was, has adopted a newer, kinder persona and the bike-shed gang of Old Holborn, Obnoxio, Anna Raccoon et al are somehow becoming mainstream and, well, a bit 'establishment'. The experts - Richard North, Tim Worstall, Chris Dillow, the team at Adam Smith, and others - remain as steady pacekeepers.
The lynch-mood on the right of the blogosphere so evident in the run-up to the election has been largely earthed; the hempen ropes (for now) coiled and back in the shed, and as the overall levels of indignation on the webosphere's right drop to 'background' levels there is plenty of room for spicy invective and cutting anger from the left - but somehow it's not yet materialised.
Ah well, still alive, as a chum of mine used to say. Link to Iain's thingy on the clicky below.