The most popular blogger: A few random thoughts
I've been reading 'Chocolate and Gold Coins' for quite some time now. I think I noticed the blog via Amit's India Uncut. Michael's is one of the blogs that I check regularly, and it's a very decent blog. That Michael is an alumnus of U of Minnesota was appealing too as I have a lot of fond memories of Minneapolis and have a lot of friends out there. Incidentally, a few of the finest movies that I have watched were at the U of M film club.
Michael feels that Sunil Laxman must be one of the very popular bloggers of the Indian blogosphere, perhaps also because he comments a lot on other posts. Now Sunil's blog is one of my favourite sites too, and Sunil has commented here many times. I value all the comments that I get, but my guess is that Sunil's would be a favourite site of mine even if he hadn't commented here! I think his style is brilliant, and I can't agree more to almost all that he writes on more serious themes.
The post and the comments over there contain some interesting discussions about comments and bloggers commenting back. I must say that some of the A-list bloggers I know are extremely good with replying. Specifically I have in mind Dilip, Uma, and Amit here. Amit is so quick in responding back that sometimes his reply can come to your inbox even before you send your mail! And these are some of the blogs that I check many times a day.
It's almost a year since I've started blogging. A year and a couple of months since I've started reading blogs. One of the first blogs that caught my attention was Amardeep Singh's blog, and that continues to be one of my favourite sites. It's precisely this (& here) kind of serious writing that I admire a lot.
I notice that I've listed five of my most favourite blogs following Michael. Perhaps Michael has just started a blog meme? What are your favourite blogs?