: I’ve decided to start a list of people who should blog but don’t — the nonblogroll. A year ago, that list included Steven Johnson, but then he started blogging. So I thought it was time for a new list. My start:

: Dan Okrent, new public editor of The Times. He says he’s not going to but we should talk him into it, for a blog would be a great way to interact with the paper’s audience and critics; it would humanize the relationship and diffuse some of the gunpowder. And Dan’s a smart guy and a good writer.

: Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360. I bugged him to blog once. He demured. He needs more bugging.

: Simon Dumenco, now editor of Colors. Even though he denies being a blogger, he is one, at heart.

: Tom Friedman, columnist for The Times. No introduction needed. Sure, he’s busy. But there must be a hundred ideas and links each week that don’t make it into his column. Share them, Tom.

: Maureen Dowd, columnist for The Times and blog whipping girl. Just because you’d all have so much fun.

: Michael Ledeen, columnist for the National Review. He interacts with bloggers, leaving comments here and on Iranian weblogs. He’s controversial. He’s interesting.

: John Podhoretz, columnist for the New York Post. He’s also very blogsmart and also controversial. I bugged him about blogging in email a few months ago; he said he’s busy writing a book. OK, John, when you’re done….

: Bill Clinton. The blogging President. He’s dying for a bully pulpit and a blog would be perfect.

: Howard Stern. Just the occasional link to something he likes.

Who else? Leave your nominations in the comments. If I agree, I’ll add them (because it’s my nonblogroll). [I’ll put them on the actual ‘roll later, when I’m not in Starbucks.]

: UPDATE: Good names coming into the comments. Keep ’em coming.