As someone who has been reading Brad DeLong's weblog since its inception, it was nice of him to write these kind words:
I am remiss in not having already talked about the excellent New Economist weblog
What is quite remarkable is that back then you could count the econobloggers on one hand - Brad, John Irons, Tyler Cowen, John Quiggin and not long after them Stephen Kirchner, Ben Muse and the like. Now there are over 100 econobloggers posting regularly. One wonders when this bubble will pop! (Apologies to all if I have got the sequence of events wrong...)
POSTSCRIPT: I should also have mentioned early bloggers Virgina Postrel (December 2000), Jane Galt (October 2001), Max Sawicky (May 2002) and of course Edward Hugh, of innumerable blogs. I am not quite sure who amongst this lot was first, as Brad's archives are up the spout, but my guess would be John Irons, who has been posting since 1997. Amazing.