Via blogging.la, a LA Downtown News article on L.A. Observed's Kevin Roderick and the site's second birthday.
First off, congrats on the big 2.
The article describes Roderick's rising readership - which includes devotee's in most City of L.A. offices and the Governor's office. He's certainly responsible for keeping Phoblog in the L.A. loop.
The article quotes Martini Republic's Joseph Mailander, who criticizes Observed entries from "smaller, lesser-known" bloggers. The article is hazy on what Mailander means by that - we here at Phoblog love a good L.A. Observed link (the traffic spike is noticable and appreciated) - saying Roderick's links are good for print journos but that he is "generally not good for other bloggers these days." What does that mean? Who knows - but Roderick takes input seriously, and links where linking is due. That makes him top-shelf in our book, er, blog.
So congrats again, L.A. Observed. Keep on bloggin'.
Also in the 'sphere: chatter abounds over the new The Huffington Post a celeb-post-apalooza featuring Larry David, John Cusak, and even former Phoblog guestblogger Jim Pinkerton. Just remember, he guestblogged here first (we snag even the most meager bits of quasi-credit).
Semi- or un-intentional funny alert: Huffington's banner touts "DELIVERING NEWS AND OPINION SINCE MAY 9, 2005." Wow, quite an accomplishment.