Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Top 30 Media Blogs

Over the last month you have been voting for your favourite political blogs. Here's the first one to be released. Overall, more than 60 different blogs from all parts of the political spectrum urged their readers to vote and more than 1,100 people did so. Ici les resultats...

1. Spectator Coffee House
2. Ben Brogan
3. Three Line Whip
4. Boulton & Co
5. Nick Robinson
6. Comment Central
7. Paul Linford
8. David Cornock
9. Peter Hitchens
10. Melanie Phillips
11. Red Box
12. Betsan Powys
13. Vaughan Roderick
14. Kevin Maguire
15. Blether with Brian
16. Devenport Diaries
17. Mark Mardell
18. Brassneck
19. Certain Ideas of Europe
20. 07.25 to Paddington
21. Michael White
22. Total Politics Campaigns Blog
23. Bruno Waterfield
24. David Ottewell
25. Justin Webb
26. Adrian Monck
27. Clive Davis
28. Douglas Fraser
29. Toby Harnden
30. Green Ribbon

These blogs were voted for by the readers of more than 60 UK political blogs and the readers of TOTAL POLITICS Magazine. Each person voted for their top ten blogs. Their favourite was awarded ten points, their second favourite nine points and so on down to one point. 1,142 people cast a vote. These were the thirty most popular media blogs blogs.

The full results will be published in the Guide to Political Blogging in the UK 2008-9 which is published on 5 September and will be available at all the party conferences. You can also order it via the Total Politics website from the end of this week.

8 comments:

Obnoxio The Clown said...

No Guido, no Iain and a bunch of people I've never even heard of, let alone read?

I smell a rat.

Iain Dale said...

We are in the Right of Centre Blog list which will be published in the week commencing 1 Sept.

Anonymous said...

Why on earth is Ben Brogan so popular? For a start he spends most of his life on holiday - and when he's not on hoiday he's on freebie trips with the PM. The best description I read of Brogan was that 'he rose without trace'. I don't trust the man.

Anonymous said...

What a strange list Iain. Maguire popular - he's an idiot,together with White and Nick Robinson all are NuLab cheerleaders. - if there is still a list to come whats it all about - thought is was a list of ALL blogs? If you and Guido dont come out on top its a fix in which stop promoting these silly things

Iain Dale said...

The main poll will be published in the week beginning 5 Sept. Up to then I am publishing category charts.

T England said...

I would wonder if the IP addresses that the votes have come from are all different!
I would also wonder! If they were all different, did any of those IP’s come from a known proxy address!
Just wonder'd :-)

Anonymous said...

My god the BBC Wales taffia must have spent ages voting for themselves in order to have no fewer than three of their sorry tribe included in this list.

One of those blogs is in Welsh, another never ever attracts any comments and the third is written by someone with a silly made-up name who knows jack shit about politics.

You know who you are boyos.

David Ottewell said...

Dammit. If I'd have known I had a chance of getting in the top 30 I'd have mentioned the poll. Or voted for myself. Or something.

Thanks anyway,


David Ottewell