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Anyone who wants to check can find the top recommended diaries for the past year, and Jotter does an awesome job of showing the top diaries on any given day, but just how many diaries are we talking about that constitute the very top of the top, the most rarified of the thousands published every year? And what is the context within which they are measured? I got curious.

And who writes these paragons of paragraphery? I expected to find a majority of Front Pagers, or certainly a cluster of a very few names, but I was pleasantly surprised. Below the fold is a list of the authors of the top 62 (one tenth of one percent) diaries.

#1 Meteor Blades' heart attack recovery diary
 2 databob
 3 foresterbob
 4 akadjian
 5, 22 OPOL  
 6 Dave in AZ
 7 Mark Lippman
 8 RA Salvatore
 9 Elizabeth Warren
10, 33 Egberto Willies
11 Militant Apathy
12, 15, 19 ericlewis0
13 Vetwife
14 varii
16 Ministry of Truth on the birth of his daughter
17 tbctbc
18 SaintC
20, 45 nachtwulf on the Bundy ranch situation
21 irmaly
23, 24, 36, 43, 53 Front Page diarists
25 steveningen
26 LaFeminista
27 txsharon
28 Denise Oliver Velez
29 messaging matters
30 Ned Sparks
31 Sandra Fluke
32 Land of Enchantment
34 Eclectablog
35 Auriandra
37 kat68
38 hungrycoyote
39 David Harris Gershon
40 pollwatcher
41 eowynsdottir
42 Tolerant Libertarian
44 Lawrence Lewis
46 Calvin F Exoo
47 ManfromMiddletown
48 Billionaires for Wealthcare
49 Old Redneck
50 Heavy Mettle
51 SemDem
52 pajoly
54 Brainwrap
55 bkamr
56 Arkshep
57 HoundDog
58 aji
59 FishOutofWater
60 Timaeus
61 gryptype
62 thanksforallthefish

Originally posted to serendipityisabitch on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 08:53 PM PDT.

Also republished by Pie and Meta Lovers Anonymous.

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