Paddy Johnson is having a year-end fundraiser for her blog. I gave and recommend you do too. As Brad Troemel noted, hers is one of two places offering any kind of substantive criticism of the new media scene; the other one being [HTML PARSING ERROR]. In any case, she offers a good balance to the "coal powered laptop," "alarm clock that rolls off the nightstand and forces you to scurry after it on the floor until you wake up" brand of institutional journalism. Indie blogs are important; hers, in particular, needs to continue.