Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vote for your top 10 British political blogs

Home to Market Harborough and it is time to catch up with things like this.

Iain Dale writes to me:
In early September TOTAL POLITICS, in association with APCO WORLDWIDE will publish the 2008-9 Guide to Political Blogging in the UK. It will contain articles on blogging by some of Britain's leading bloggers, together with a directory of UK political blogs, and a series of Top 20s and Top 10s. The book will be available at the Green Party, TUC, Labour, LibDem and Tory Conferences, where TOTAL POLITICS will have exhibition stands.

We're asking for your votes to decide the Top 100 UK Political Blogs. Simply email your Top Ten (ranked from 1 to 10) to
You can find the full details of how to vote on Iain Dale's Diary.

I am aware that there has been some grumbling about Iain's self-elected position as the expert on British blogging. My own concern is that as most of his readers are Tories, so they are likely to vote for Tory blogs, thus making the resultant Top 100 unrepresentative. But Iain is certainly doing all he can to get as many people as possible to vote and thus limit this effect.

Besides, Paul Linford puts it well:
Iain is only the granddaddy of the blogosphere for two reasons - (1) Because Tim Worstall decided he didn't want to be any more, and (2) Because he is the only blogger who has the time and resources to compile the Guide. These aren't good enough reasons not to take part, in my view.

1 comment:

Nich Starling said...

Iain does far more good then harm through his blogging and I support what you say 100%.