Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Top 20 Northern Irish Blogs

Today Total Politics announces the top 20 Northern Irish blogs.

Here's the full list:

1 (1) Slugger O'Toole
2 Splintered Sunrise
3 (3) A Pint of Unionist Lite
4 (2) Three Thousand Versts
5 (5) A Tangled Web
6 Open Unionism
7 (14) Lord Belmont in Northern Ireland
8 (10) 1690 & All Thon
9 (7) Bobballs
10 (6) Ulster's Doomed
11 Ultonia
12 Bavarian Orange Order
13 (8) Devenport Diaries
14 Alan in Belfast
15 Hand of History
16 (18) O'Conall Street
17 Jeff Peel's Diary
18 Burke's Corner
19 (20) The Dissenter
20 East Belfast Diary

If your blog is one of the ones featured above please feel free to put the following button in your sidebar and link it through to this post:

This list is the result of more than 2,200 people who voted in the Total Politics Annual Blog Poll during the second half of July.

All these lists, together with articles from leading blog commentators, will be published in the TOTAL POLITICS GUIDE TO POLITICAL BLOGGING, in association with APCO Worldwide. It will be published in October at £14.99. You can preorder your copy HERE.

COMING NEXT: Top 50 Welsh Blogs


David Vance said...

Not sure why A Tangled Web is an NI blog. With writers from US and UK, we do not accept this narrow classification

Iain Dale said...

Are you located in N Ireland?

I can only assume that when your blog was submittted to the TP Directory they put Northern Ireland as the country.

Madam Miaow said...

Congrats to Splinty!

David Vance said...


I am but to borrow a phrase from the Duke of Wellington being born in a stable does not make one a horse. I shall advise my Californian and East Coast writers that they are Norn Irish.

JeffPeel said...

David, I think Ian might buy your argument more readily if your US/UK posts weren't liberally interspersed with posts about the trivia of Northern Ireland politics (and your personal fixation with the "TUV"). Would the Huffington Post be taken seriously if every other post was about the finer details of the politics of Rhode Island? Your personal fixation on Northern Ireland makes your blog a Northern Ireland one with knobs on.

Jeff Peel

David Vance said...


I hate to break the news to you but no one with any wit takes the Huffington Post seriously.

Secondly. I'm not bothered if Iain buys it or not, we are not a Northern Irish blog.

Third, I write about lots of issues and this year, for example, have covered matters relating to Israel more than I have matters relating to NI. Does that make ATW an Israeli blog?

Fourth, I am a member of TUV, just as Iain as a member of the Conservative. So what?

Finally, not sure how dealing with issues such as the efficacy of government, the issue of terrorism, the issue of political leadership is "trivia". If you want trivia, check out Northern Ireland's leading blog.

Apart from that, you're spot on.

Keir said...

I moved from HP to Daily Beast only because I was fed up with constantly being ordered to submit myself to constant devotion to Huffington ("most upwardly mobile Greek since Icarus") through Facebook when all I want is to quickly scan what's getting Yanks' knickers in a twist. But with DB getting its commentary from some tart named Meghan McCann (obviously related to the Senator as qualifications have nought to do with it) I'm sticking with Drudge.