Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Top 40 Welsh Blogs

Plaid Cymru will be pleased with their showing in the Welsh Top Blogs list, with 18 of the 40 places going to nationalist blogs.

1. Peter Black AM
2. Glyn Davies
3. Ordovicius
4. Miss Wagstaff Presents
5. David Cornock
6. Miserable Old Fart
7. Cambria Politico
8. Bethan Jenkins AM
9. Betsan Powys
10. Adam Price MP
11. Cynical Dragon
12. Vaughan Roderick
13. Guerilla Welsh Fare
14. Valleys Mam
15. Welsh Ramblings
16. Dib Lemming
17. Hen Rech Flin
18. Blog Menai
19. Lone Voice
20. Amlwch to Magor
21. Welsh Blog Index
22. David Jones MP
23. Paul Flynn MP
24. 07.25 to Paddington
25. Borthlas
26. Blog Dogfael
27. John Moorcraft
28. Andrew Nutt
29. Ceredig
30. Nicolas Webb
31. Dylan Jones-Evans
32. Inside Out @ Swansea
33. Leighton Andrews AM
34. Elfyn Llwyd
35. Huw Lewis AM
36. Jill Evans MEP
37. Gwilym Euros Roberts
38. New Welsh Right
39. Independence Cymru
40. Martin Eaglestone

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.

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 now also pre-order it via the Total Politics website for £12 inc p&p. You will receive it in mid September.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fairly common knowledge that plaid supporters have been heavily lobbied to respond.

Unsworth said...

Such a pity that they don't blog in Welsh.

That'd save me the trouble of attempting them.

Mark Valladares said...

Iain,

Haven't you included 'Miserable Old Fart' under non-aligned blogs too?

Iain Dale said...

Mark, yes, so what? It is Welsh and it is Non Aligned. Not sure what your point is.

NewWelshRight said...

Being included on this list has spurred me to blog for the first time since April.

Anonymous said...

Nice job unsworth...

Sod the Welsh eh! And the Scots! The Irish! The Frogs! The Wops? The Krauts! And all the foreigners... (I wont use the type of language that you probably use to categorise various other groups of unfortunates as Iain wont let it through...)

I don't know about you but it certainly makes me proud to be British.

Dewi Harries said...

Strange that the two BBC bloggers appear to have stopped bothering. Are they on strike?

Unsworth said...

Anon 12:17

Care to define 'British'?

That currency has been somewhat debased since Brown started using the term. It used to have some intrinsic value, but no longer.

As to what I 'probably' use - don't make assumptions.

Oh, and while we're at it, do you have a name? Jones or Williams, perhaps? They all look the same to me.

PrincessIncognita said...

I think the link for David Jones is incorrect, it seems to be a blog about aquatic creatures...this one seems a bit more likely (if less amusing): http://davidjonesclwydwest.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Oh, and while we're at it, do you have a name? Jones or Williams, perhaps? They all look the same to me.

Oooh Unsworth! What a wag! Fearlessly hacking your way through all that PC crap. I like your style big boy! Rule Britannia!

cymrumark said...

oooh we are so happy to have so many blogs....

Londoner said...

Being no 40 on a list of Welsh bloggers is quite a thing. To receive such an accolade is a bit like being singled out as the 40th most pro-democracy member of the Chinese politburo or the 40th most attractive check-out girl in the Croydon branch of Tesco! Respect.

Anonymous said...

Being no 40 on a list of Welsh bloggers is quite a thing. To receive such an accolade is a bit like being singled out as the 40th most pro-democracy member of the Chinese politburo or the 40th most attractive check-out girl in the Croydon branch of Tesco! Respect.

Haha consider who is number 40 that's probably the most accurate thing ever written.

Zee from WeDoCreative said...

I've been looking for a round up like this for a while now...

llanfair pwll ferch said...

Yep wonder who were lobbying and who were on a three line whip.
Some really good blogs didnt make it and boy some not so good ones did

Lenin Cymru said...

Dear Iain,

I'm surprised you included me in your list, after all, you did say this about my blog:

"Jesus, what a prat you are making of yourself... Do try harder, then you might have a blog worth reading."

Yn gywir,

Welsh Ramblings

Iain Dale said...

The people have spoken!

Alwyn ap Huw said...

Mark Valladares said...
Iain, Haven't you included 'Miserable Old Fart' under non-aligned blogs too?


I think that the point that Mark is making is that you have awarded me 10th in the non aligned award, but colored me Plaid Green in this award!

I am confused about positioning!

My understanding of the system was that people just voted for ten blogs - they didn't vote for categories.

So if Cambria Politico had 100 votes and Miserable Old Fart had 99 votes, he would be higher than me in all categories:

Bloggers with big ears,
Good looking Bloggers,
Drunken Bloggers
Welsh Bloggers
Non-aligned bloggers ....... etc

So how come Cambria is above me in the non aligned vote, but below me in the Welsh vote?

Iain Dale said...

I have looked into this, and apparently you both got the same number of points. In theory you should both have had the same position but my system doesn't sort like that. I guess one time it was sorted alphabetically and the next it wasn't.

Apologies for the confusion!

Cyng./Cllr.Gwilym Euros Roberts said...

Hi Iain,
I only started blogging in March this year so 38th in the top 40 is good going.
Certainly intend to carry on blogging for many years to come.
Cheers.
Gwilym
Llais Gwynedd,Blaenau Ffestiniog

Anonymous said...

Bethan Jenkins above Betsan Powys!

What????

In fact, Bethan Jenkins at all!!!!

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