He does this in a recent post by plucking a quote from the first review of his Dante book by the Englewood Review of Books. But here's what makes this particular act of self-pleasuring by Rod interesting.
Unlike his usual, merely bolded UPDATEs, in this one he adds an extra H3 HTML tag to boost the size of the font even further.
Here is how that looks with the caret marks ( < > ) of normal code replaced by square brackets ( [ ] ) so that you can see the actual coding from the page:
[h3][strong]UPDATE:[/strong] [a href="http://erb.kingdomnow.org/rod-dreher-how-dante-can-save-your-life-feature-review/"]The Englewood Review of Books considers [em]How Dante. [/em][/a]Excerpt:[/h3]
Why the extra self-attention? To highlight this gem:
If as a moral and spiritual writer Dreher is not yet the equal of, say, C. S. Lewis, parts of this book are as profound and moving as Lewis’s own memoir A Grief Observed. No mean feat, that.
Who knew? Our Rod Dreher cruising at C. S. Lewis altitudes of greatness?
Commenter DS sticks a fork in this flatulence:
C.S. Lewis comparisons? Perhaps I need to find a less distinguished blogger. Air getting all thin up in here.
Sorry, Rod. If you have to lard on H3 tags to draw attention to comparisons of yourself to C. S. Lewis, you're not anywhere close to being in Lewis' league, you're just another self-promoting south Louisiana religious hustler with megalomaniacal delusions of grandeur.