Actually, I'm not, if only because my deep and perfect Oregon winter tan—don't believe me? See it here—won't reveal any blushing at all. Anyhow, Marcel of Aggie Catholics has listed his picks for "Best Catholic Bloggers of 2011", and this shy, mild-mannered, and retiring blogger made the cut:
Carl Olson - Ignatius Insight Scoop.
Books, music, culture, and more. I have no idea how Carl reads as much as he does or listens to as much music as he does. Must help to work where he does.
No, working at home doesn't help my reading and listening habits, but, yes, working for Ignatius Press certainly does (which, of course, is what he means).
Also, a couple of months ago, Martin Cothran of Memoria Press and the Vital Remnants blog, listed his favorite blogs. Among the picks:
Insight Scoop & CatholicVote.org: The two best Catholic blogs on the net. Insight Scoop is the blog of Ignatius Press, the most significant (and traditional) Catholic publisher in the United States. Carl Olson does a great job informing readers of new books and cultural trends of interest to Catholics.
Thank you, kind sirs!