The Cream

Sturgeon’s Law says that “90% of everything is crap.” It can be said that “crap is in the eye of the beholder,” but I’d agree that Sturgeon’s law is pretty much undeniable, especially when it comes to the Blogosphere. Technorati, for example, tracks well over 50 million blogs, and says that only about 4% of those are “professional” – the rest being run by people as a hobby rather than a business. Still, ten percent of a million is 100,000, so there’s a lot of good content out there.

But, as with everything, there are some far-edge-of-the-bell-curve extraordinary flawless gems.

Gerard Van der Leun’s American Digest is one of those. His blog has been at the top of my “True Excellence” blogroll since I first stumbled upon it several years ago. AD just turned seven, which is (as I’ve said) like 49 in blog years. Here’s an example of the reason Gerard’s site is one of the best in the ‘sphere: PUDDY: The Gift. Go read. Have some Kleenex handy. And read the comments, especially. All the way to the bottom.

Then go here and wish American Digest a happy birthday.

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