Thursday, August 28, 2008

Top 50 LibDem Blogs

1. LibDem Voice
2. People's Republic of Mortimer
3. Norfolk Blogger
4. Quaequam Blog
5. Liberal England
6. Lynne Featherstone MP
7. Millennium Dome Elephant
8. Peter Black AM
9. Love & Liberty
10. Liberal Burblings
11. Cicero's Songs
12. Because Baronesses Are People Too
13. Neil Stockley
14. Jock Coats
15. Stephen's Linlithgow Journal
16. Lindylooz Muse
17. Schneider Home
18. Yorksher Gob
19. Dib Lemming
20. Real Blog
21. Hug a Hoodie
22. Jo Christie-Smith
23. Orange by Name
24. Just 474 to Win
25. A Load of Old Stodge
26. Jonathan Fryer
27. Jo's Jottings
28. Fraser Macpherson
29. Lanson Boy
30. Liberty Alone
31. Redlands Liberal Democrats
32. Anything Caron Can Do
33. Brian Robson
34. Suz Blog
35. Wit & Wisdom
36. Wouldn't it be Scarier?
37. Anders Hanson
38. Eric Avebury
39. Irfan Ahmed
40. Neil Woolcott
41. Paint the Town Orange
42. Sound of Gunfire
43. Antony Hook
44. Caron's Musings
45. Disgruntled Radical
46. Do What You're Told
47. Gavin's Gaily Gigest
48. A Radical View
49. Bridget's Blog
50. Susan Gaszczak

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.


Stephen Glenn said...

Query Iain Anything Caron Can Do appears to be the third highest Scottish Lib Dem blog on this list but fails to appear in the Scottish Top 40 yesterday.

Iain Dale said...

Stephen, just looked into this. You are quite right. For some inexplicable reason, Peter Cranie (and English green blog) is listed as number 26, when it should be Anything Caron Can do. I will correct it now. Unfortunately I cannot correct it in the book as it has now gone to print. I have tried to look up Iain's email address so I can apologise to him properly. If you have it, you might email it to me privately.

Thanks for alerting me to this. I suppose a couple of errors are inevitable, but I am truly sorry this has happened.

Administrator said...

look whos come in May 2008 and got in top 50.

umm ME.

Well thanks for that Iain and readers.

Stephen Glenn said...

Aye Ideas of Civilisation found it odd that you'd included a green English MEP on the Scottish list. I just found it odd that a Orange coloured blog showed up in Scotland that I knew nothing about and put it down being a Libertarian that had been unearthed or something.

I've forworded that request to your facebook account.

Haribo said...

Dear God Almighty. How many votes did it take to come, say, 23rd? Who are these strange voters?

Rather surprised also that Gavin's GG and Sound of Gunfire didn't come higher - both deserve to, IMO.

More proof that democracy doesn't work...

Anonymous said...

All these lists are getting bloody boring, Iain. Haven't you got any real news/gossip?

Conquistador said...

I didn't even know thre were 50 Lib Dems!

Anonymous said...

These blogs were voted for by the readers of more than 60 UK political blogs

Impressive number. Any chance that you could let us know which 60 UK political blogs your votes came from? Just so we can make a guess at their biases.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Can we have a list of the 60+ blogs that are involvced please?

Iain Dale said...

I see Tim Ireland's little helpers are coming out to play.

Have you ever heard of the word Google? Try it, it might help.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Sorry Iain but I don't understand your Google comment, do you mean I need to use Google to find out the 60+ blogs because you won't tell me?


Anonymous said...

Actually, Iain, I read Tim's post just after I made my previous comment.

I'm not sure how you think that Google will help us find information that you haven't published yet.

Or are you saying that 60 blogs mentioned your poll and therefore assuming that they all encouraged readers to vote?

Iain Dale said...

If there is one thing I have learned in my dealings with Ireland, it is that when you answer one of his questions, he then asks more and you can never satisfy him. So now I just don't play his game. It's quite clear to me he is looking to pick another fight with me. I'm just not interested.

He knows he is banned from this blog yet continues to leave comments knowing i will delete them. He then sends me emails he knows I won't reply to. His next course of action is to put a post on his blog implying I am bealzebub reincarnated. Good for him. But I ain't playing.

If you want to see which blogs have encouraged their readers to send in votes, then go to the Total Politics blog directory and do a search within each blog. Or do as I said before, do a Google search. Shouldn't take you too long.

Amd if it's too much hassle for you to do that, why don't you do something more important with your time. Like breathe.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Now I understand. The fear of questions. Fair enough.

I'm rooting around the Total Politics blog directory as I type, who designed it? It looks like death.

I still think you need an electoral roll, otherwise it's all a bit vague and self-congratulatory, like those blogs that put trophies in their sidebar that their friend gave them for being THE MOST AWESOME BLOGGER EVER!!!!

Thanks for the sarcasm concerning breathing, it is noted.

Nich Starling said...

Up 9 places from last year for me. Very pleased. Well done for collating the responses from more than 1100 people. It must be a big job.

Anonymous said...

How many people voted in 2007?

Iain Dale said...

I honestly can't remember, but I think it was around 400. I will see if I still have the spreadsheet somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Well Done to Linda Jack for coming 16th!

Administrator said...

Iain are you going to be making some buttons or banners like LibDemVoice have so we can add me to our blogs?

If so when will they be available.