CWNETD is puny at 31,000 (for six months!), but as far as we're concerned, size doesn't matter -- it's "who" not "how many."
Law.com Blog Network
No, this post is not about physical hotness or even about a calendar, but rather about blogosphere buzz. Paul L. Caron at TaxProf Blog has updated his rankings of the hottest law professors in terms of traffic to their blogs. Not surprisingly, the most sizzling among them remains InstaPundit, the more-political-than-legal blog of University of Tennessee law professor Glenn H. Reynolds. He burns the competition with a staggering 90 million unique visitors and 95 million page views from Oct. 1, 2007, to Sept. 30, 2008.
From InstaPundit's 90 million visitors, it's a big drop to the next two in line, Hugh Hewitt and The Volokh Conspiracy, which are relatively close with 13 million and 10 million visitors respectively. Hewitt is a professor at Chapman University Law School while Eugene Volokh teaches at UCLA School of Law and shares the blog he founded with a number of co-contributors. From those second- and third-place profs, the remaining top 10 in numbers of visitors line up this way:
4. Althouse, 3.7 million
5. TaxProf Blog, 1.92 million
6. Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog, 1.87 million
7. Patently-O, 1.37 million
8. Concurring Opinions, 1.29 million
9. Balkinization, 1.13 million
10. Sentencing Law & Policy, 922,596
Caron ranks only blogs with publicly available site meters. That means, he notes, that other law professors with popular blogs could qualify for this list but are not included because of the lack of data. Notably, the blogs on this list showed an 8.8 percent growth in visitors since June 30, when Caron last compiled the numbers.