Ann Althouse celebrates 10 years of blogging.
I remember the first time I met Ann. In the 1990s at the AALS annual meeting, Philip Hamburger and I put together a program on law review editing and the quality of writing in American law reviews. I invited Ann to be on the panel because of something interesting she had written on the topic.
The one thing I remember her saying then was that the genre of writing she wanted to do didn’t really exist — at least not yet. The reason that her comment stuck with me was that I wasn’t quite sure what she meant. I thought that columnists can do commentary and scholars can do scholarship and some lucky people can do both.
And then came blogs, and Ann found the genre of writing that she wanted to do.
I’ve always considered Ann a natural blogger. It’s intriguing to think about the dissimilarities among some of the natural bloggers in the law school world — Glenn Reynolds, Eugene Volokh, and Ann Althouse — people who write quickly, naturally, and with very different styles.