When Tim Worstall first got Instapundited he was underwhelmed.
"Hey, great, only been out here blogging 2.5 months and the maestro himself a) likes my little piece and b) after some prompting links to the blog. But, ermm, what happened? I can see about 500 hits over the past two days via www.instapundit.com. Is this the longed for Installanche?"
But I'm truly grateful for Tim's kind words and the extra couple of hundred hits.
In the approximate words of de Morgan and Jonathan Swift :
Great blogs have little blogs upon their backs to bite ’em,
And little blogs have lesser blogs, and so ad infinitum.
And the great blogs themselves, in turn, have greater blogs to go on;
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.
Swift also noted a motto which would suit one blogger :
Libertas et natale solum:
Fine words! I wonder where you stole ’em.
(Verses occasioned by Whitshed’s Motto on his Coach. Translates roughly as Liberty And Homeland.)
UPDATE - Kernon Gibes did this in September 2003.
Great blogs have little blogs that seek a link for free,
And little blogs have lesser blogs, their end obscurity.
And the great blogs themselves, in turn, seek greater blogs for profit;
While these again seek greater still, to end at Instapundit.