Technorati's authoritah index - basically a measure of how linked a blog is by other blogs - now puts the Dish at #17 in the world. I don't remember ever being that high, but who does? We're even ahead of Daily Kos and the only political blog ahead of us is the Huffington Post. The Dish's traffic this July clocks in at around 9 million page views - compared with 5 million in July 2008 and 3 million in July 2007. Thanks to Chris and Patrick, and the guest-bloggers.

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