Via Pharyngula, I learn that some guy has embarked on the ambitious project of "making a family tree of the blogosphere."
He asks for the following information:
1) your blogfather, or blogmother, as the case may be. Just one please - the one blog that, more than any other, inspired you to start blogging
Like PZ, I'd have to say Crooked Timber.
2) Include your blog-birth-month, the month that you started blogging, if you can.
3) If you are reasonably certain that you have spawned any blog-children, mention them, too.
There's Reuben's blog, I guess. Any other bastard children will have to speak up in the comments ;)
Update: You can view the tree here. That page also includes contact details if you want your blog to be added to it...