Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (Nos. 21-40)

by Stephen Tall on August 13, 2009

‘Tis the season for lists… All this week we are publishing the top 100 posts by Lib Dem bloggers, in descending order of popularity, for the last year – August 2008 to July 2009, inclusive, according to click-throughs from the Aggregator.

(Profuse thanks to techno-wizard and stat-monkey Ryan Cullen for compiling this table.)

In today’s fourth instalment we run through 21-40:

21. Clegg puts his foot in it… (Darrell Goodliffe)
22. Cameron defects to the Lib Dems (Irfan Ahmed)
23. Neil Trafford, we’ll miss you (Alex Folkes)
24. “Lemby” answers his critics…………… (Linda Jack)
25. I’m sorry Mark, but you’re just plain wrong (Sara Bedford)
26. Liberal Youth – time to stop fighting, time to start doing? (Mark Valladares)
27. A few lies being spread about the Norwich North By-Election (Nich Starling)
28. Why the green movement fails [ADDENDUM] (James Graham)
29. Women parliamentary candidates voting with their feet – is the Party fiddling while Rome burns? (Mark Valladares)
30. What’s a Good Result In Norwich for LPUK? (Charlotte Gore)
31. Utter devastation (David Walker)
32. Seriously- ‘What is an illiberal?’ (Irfan Ahmed)
33. An alternative view of the Olympics (Peter Black)
34. That Nick Clegg reshuffle conversation (Anders Hanson)
35. Neil Trafford RIP (Jonathan Wallace)
36. Gavin Webb Latest – Democracy Wins! (Alex Wilcock)
37. European elections: rolling results news (Lib Dem Voice)
38. The Iain Dale meme… Signs You Are About to Defect to the Tories… (Lib Dem Voice)
39. Tory Council Leader joins Lib Dems (Martin Land)
40. Pipped at the Post (Jonathan Fryer)

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)

With thanks to all Lib Dem bloggers for making the last year such a memorable one.

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Scores on the doors:

James Graham: 7
Alex Wilcock: 6
Lib Dem Voice: 6
Peter Black: 5
Mark Valladares: 4
Costigan Quist: 4
Sara Bedford: 3
Helen Duffett: 3
John Abrams: 3
Jonathan Calder: 3
Irfan Ahmed: 3
Darrell Goodliffe: 3
Anders Hanson: 2
Jonathan Fryer: 2
Alex Folkes: 2
Martin Land: 2
Duncan Borrowman: 2
Steve Cooke: 1
Paul Walter: 1
Andrew Porrer: 1
Barrie Wood: 1
Jock Coats: 1
Andy Strange: 1
Antony Hook: 1
Paul Walter: 1
Huw Dawson: 1
Liberal Vision: 1
Jennie Rigg: 1
Julian Harris: 1
Bernard Salmon: 1
Alasdair Wood: 1
Ruaraidh Dobson: 1
Linda Jack: 1
Nich Starling: 1
Charlotte Gore: 1
David Walker: 1
Jonathan Wallace: 1

Wasn’t expecting to still be up there by now! Can’t see myself staying up there tomorrow.

by James Graham on August 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm. Reply #

Just noticed that Paul Walter is on there twice and should count as a ‘2’. Sorry Paul.

by James Graham on August 13, 2009 at 6:07 pm. Reply #

I make that a poor show so far for Scotland, but then seeing how rarely we top the Golden Dozen and how widely read we are outside Lib Dem circles in Scotland is not that bad a relection on things.

by Stephen Glenn on August 13, 2009 at 7:26 pm. Reply #

No self-interest there, then, James…

by Matt Wardman on August 14, 2009 at 11:44 am. Reply #

Matt, when I started this I genuinely didn’t think I would stay at the top past Tuesday. It’s got quite embarrassing now…

by James Graham on August 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm. Reply #

Well, James, we could always ask Ryan for a quality vs quantity check. Seven out of how many?

by Martin Land on August 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm. Reply #

You need me to answer that question for you. Don’t you have fingers and toes to work it out yourself?

by James Graham on August 14, 2009 at 2:03 pm. Reply #

He’s from Cambridgeshire. In Suffolk, we can do advanced mathematics…

by Mark Valladares on August 14, 2009 at 4:57 pm. Reply #

Well, of course my maths is crap; I started life as an economist. But I think you misunderstand me. For instance you have (James) 9 posts so far this month which extrapolates to 216 a year and so far 7 are in 21-100 This is much better than LDV which has six hits out of thousands…

by Martin Land on August 14, 2009 at 5:06 pm. Reply #

Okay Martin, I get you now. Sorry for confusion. I can probably calculate my hit-rate once the final 20 are published. That said, I suspect there will be ‘1’s in the long tail with a higher hit rate than mine.

by James Graham on August 14, 2009 at 5:11 pm. Reply #

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