Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (The Top 10!)

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2008

‘Tis the season for lists… All this week we’ve published the top 100 posts by Lib Dem bloggers, in descending order of popularity, for the last year – August 2007 to July 2008, inclusive, according to click-throughs from the Aggregator.

(Profuse thanks to techno-wizard and stat-monkey Ryan Cullen, who runs the Aggregator, for compiling this table.)

And now, at last, we come to this year’s Top 10:

1. That day again (Peter Black)
2. Grasping at straws (Peter Black)
3. EXCLUSIVE: Liberal Democrats to drop “Democrats” (Gavin Whenman)
4. Sajjad Karim defects to Tories (Lib Dem Voice)
5. Team Clegg: in full scale meltdown? (Quaequam Blog!)
6. Is Sajjid Karim as big a scumbag as he is being made out to … (Norfolk Blogger)
7. Final update: Blog reaction to Nick Clegg’s speech on public services (Paul Walter)
8. The verdict on Huhne and Clegg’s fuzzy polls (Quaequam Blog!)
9. That Cowardly Norfolk Blogger Tantrum In Full (Love and Liberty)
10. Lib Dem leadership update (Steve Webb)

Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (Nos. 81-100)
Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (Nos. 61-80)
Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (Nos. 41-60)
Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (Nos. 21-40)
Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (Nos. 11-20)

With thanks to all Lib Dem bloggers for making the last year such a memorable one – now don’t forget to go and nominate your faves for this year’s Blog of the Year awards.

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Nothing like an April Fools to get you in the top three.

by Gavin Whenman on August 16, 2008 at 11:32 am. Reply #

Sour grapes all round – didn’t make it into the top 100 at all!

But it would be interesting to know how many clickthroughs were needed. Think I’ll have to route all my visitors through Lib Dem blogs…..

by Mary Reid on August 16, 2008 at 12:51 pm. Reply #

Rule number one of blogging:

1. Blogging doesn’t follow any rules.

by Jo on August 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm. Reply #

Well done everyone! Keep on being thought-provoking and rule-eschewing. btw do we get a little Ton badge, a la Golden Dozen? ;o)

by Helen Duffett on August 16, 2008 at 4:42 pm. Reply #

1. Blogging doesn’t follow any rules. >> what rules ?

by joels on August 16, 2008 at 7:16 pm. Reply #

I am staggered that blogs as poor as those turned out by Norfolk Blogger have made it so high. I have read so many fine blogs but his are not there. His work is really poor.

by Jay Entee on August 17, 2008 at 7:23 am. Reply #

Jay: we can all think of awesome posts over the last year that haven’t made it into this list, but then nobody said it was a compilation of the very best posts, just the ones with the most click-throughs from the aggregator. Basically the results will be skewed all over the place according to who posted at the optimal time of day/year to have people sitting in front of the libdemblogs page, who had attention grabbing titles, and so on. It’s just a bit of fun.

Speaking of which: am I to assume that the Golden Ton replaces this week’s Golden Dozen? It’s been ten days and no popularity contest hit 🙁

by Steph Ashley on August 19, 2008 at 11:21 pm. Reply #

Steph – Thanks for the info.

by Jay Entee on August 20, 2008 at 6:58 pm. Reply #

Steph – sometimes it’s late – apparently volunteers have lives but what can be more important than the Golden Dozen?


by Jo on August 20, 2008 at 7:27 pm. Reply #

Oh not the fella with the ties again. Stop it, you’ll only encourage him more and he’s bad enough now. It’s the 2nd time this week he’s topped a blog list, he’ll be unbearable for days!

He does make the occasional decent post though, and he even has some decent ties.

Well done Peter

by Karen Roberts on August 27, 2008 at 9:03 pm. Reply #

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