Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #51

by Stephen Tall on February 11, 2008

Welcome to the 51st of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (3rd-9th February), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

Here we go, in descending order of popularity:

1. UPDATED: The BBC Write Me An Email on Andrew Hinton’s Mindrobber blog.
One man’s mission to ensure proper balance on the BBC’s QT.

2. Lemsip obit
on the Wit and Wisdom blog.
I just wish I’d seen the programme in question.

3. Nick Clegg’s problem on Andrew Tate’s One Hour Ahead blog.
Our leader loves freedom, our party loves regulating: so says the Adam Smith Institute.

4. Rowan Williams In Detail: Deceitful, Demented or Naive to the Point of Idiocy on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
Almost as long as the Archbish’s lecture – but at least I understand Alex’s point.

5. Nigel Waterson: “I’ve done nothing wrong”
on Chris Keating’s The Diary of Chris K. blog.
Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.

6. Clegg stands by Mulholland (UPDATED) on Lib Dem Voice.
Our leader takes a relaxed view of a Lib Dem MP’s, erm, un-Parliamentary language.

7. The Bones Commission: a recovering bureaucrat thinks aloud
on Mark Valladares’ Liberal Bureaucracy blog.
A humble administrator appeals for better internal communication.

As promised, LDV’s Golden Dozen is being opened up to our readers… Yes, slots 8-12 – our personal recommendations – are yours for the choosing. All you have to do is drop me a line at, highlighting the best Lib Dem blog postings from the past week (providing the web-link and author), and I’ll do my best to include as many as possible. This week it’s easy, as only one reader has flooded LDV Towers with a submission – so my thanks to Mrs Trellis of North Wales Alex Wilcock of the Love and Liberty blog for the following nominations:

8. Sticking to a liberal narrative – a small suggestion on Iain Sharpe’s Eaten By Missionaries blog.
“The single best posting of the week,” says Alex.

9. MPs and buggers on Jonny Wright’s Hug a Hoodie blog.
Because rights are rights. He’s right, y’know…

10. Lessons for an Archbishop in the Rule of Law on Tom Papworth’s Liberal Polemic blog.
Alex: “The best on the religious controversies,” along with this one by James Graham.

11. Democracy on Patricia Herlihy’s The Ripplestone Review blog.
“The one that says it all marginally more succinctly than me,” observes Alex.

12. Mrs. Flinter and the General Obligation Board
on Don Liberali’s Liberal Mafia blog.
“One that just made me laugh” – which is fair enough, really.

And that’s it for another week: happy blogging.

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This was my worst week ever for my blog – with a total of about 30 readers.

One post wasn’t read by anyone and another one which I thought was quite good only got 6 readers!!!

Something I said? :@))

by Jo Anglezarke on February 12, 2008 at 11:02 am. Reply #

Score! Ah, I can die happy now!

by OneHourAhead on February 12, 2008 at 12:56 pm. Reply #

Stephen you can watch Lembit via the ITV website. The show has 60 days to go (possibly even more), although you will need Windows XP or Vista, Window Internet Explorer, Windows Media player, the latest versions of Flash, and around 30 minutes to get the thing to install properly.

by Ryan Cullen on February 13, 2008 at 6:22 pm. Reply #

Thanks, Ryan – sounds so easy. (As easy as uninstallng my BBC iplayer was anyway.)

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2008 at 8:42 pm. Reply #

Jo – I have weeks like that too. Some weeks I write articles that I like and think might provoke some debate but they are hardly read. Then the ones that I think are fairly dull and inocuous become more controversial than I imagined.

by Anders on February 13, 2008 at 9:25 pm. Reply #

I find questioning whether other bloggers are bullies is quite good for the ol’ stats.

by Gavin Whenman on February 13, 2008 at 11:17 pm. Reply #

… and on a more serious note, posts that suggest controversy within the party (i.e. today’s post on a possible EU rebellion).

by Gavin Whenman on February 13, 2008 at 11:18 pm. Reply #

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