This is where Snapped Shot is, in brief:
There are just a lot more opportunities for a talented liberal blogger than there are for a conservative with the same skill level. The Left has put a lot more money into building new media outlets than the Right — and that’s even setting aside all the opportunities that exist at newspapers for liberals, that really aren’t there for conservatives.
Moreover, it really is frustrating how unwilling many “established” conservative outlets are to help along the talent that exists in the blogosphere. There are people who are more talented than 95% of the professional conservative columnists out there, who can’t get a job writing for a living. Is that because they don’t have the right connections? Is their style too “P.J. O’Rourke” and not enough “William F. Buckley?” It’s hard to say for sure, but what we can say for sure is that there’s a lot less of that sort of talent waste on the Left.
If I were any less depressed about this blog's traffic, I'd probably have more to say on this topic... but as things stand today, meh.