The Tip Top Top of the Top Blogs – full time scores

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Six months ago, I listed the top Lib Dem blogs according to mentions in the “top seven” of Stephen Tall’s weekly Top of the Blogs roundup on Lib Dem Voice. Since we’ve now had a whole year of it, here are the top 20 23 for 2007/8 (numbers in parenthesis are the positions six months ago):

1. (=) Lib Dem Voice – 43 entries (+19)
2. (=) Paul Walter (=) – 36 entries (+17)
3. (+2) James Graham – 32 entries (+19)
4. (+1) Nich Starling – 25 entries (+12)
5. (-2) Duncan Borrowman – 21 entries (+7)
6. (+1) Jonathan Calder – 19 entries (+11)
7. (-4) Stephen Tall – 15 entries (+1)
8. (=) Alex Wilcock – 14 entries (+9)
9. (-1) Linda Jack – 9 entries (+4)
10 = (+7) Jeremy Hargreaves – 8 entries (+6)
10 = (-2) Jonathan Wallace – 8 entries (+3)
12 = (+17) Anders Hanson – 7 entries (+6)
12 = (+2) Mark Valladares – 7 entries (+4)
14 = (new) Jo Angelzarke – 6 entries
14 = (new) Gavin Whenman – 6 entries
16 = (+13) Jonathan Fryer – 5 entries (+4)
16 = (-2) Chris Keating – 5 entries (+2)
16 = (-4) Matt Davies – 5 entries (+1)
19 = (new) Peter Dunphy – 4 entries
19 = (+10) Jock Coates – 4 entries (+3)
19 = (-5) Jonny Wright – 4 entries (+1)
19 = (-5) Rob Fenwick – 4 entries (+1)
19 = (-7) Liberal Review – 4 entries (=)

The top ten has barely changed, but it is interesting to see what is bubbling under. The top climbers over the past 6 months have been Jeremy Hargreaves, Anders Hanson, Jo Angelzarke and Gavin Whenman. Stephen Tall high position has stagnated as he concentrates mainly on Lib Dem Voice these days while Liberal Review, in many ways the precursor to Lib Dem Voice, is barely updated these days. Expect next year’s list to be completely different.

A final point about the Campaign for Gender Balance awards, of which I am a judge (VOTE NOW): 6 of the eight finalists for Best Blog and Best Blog Post don’t make it into the top twenty. Clearly what people read and what people like are not quite the same thing.

5 thoughts on “The Tip Top Top of the Top Blogs – full time scores

  1. This is interesting but it’s important to remember what this measures – which is effectively how interesting a headline and the first two sentences of a story sound on the aggregator.

    This is quite different from the Lib Dem blogs that are most popular with Lib Dems, get most hits, are most liked, respected or whatever.

    The aggregator is incredibly useful and loads of party members (and others) use it as their main guide to what’s on LD blogs – but some blogs do have their own readership too!

  2. (having clicked through from your Judge James Graham post)

    “Clearly what people read and what people like are not quite the same thing.”

    Suspect that this will change now that there’s a mute button on LDB, which I have made *ahem* Liberal use of.

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