LDV weekend meme: what is the state of the Lib Dem blogosphere?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2010

When Iain Dale asked if Lib Dem Voice would once again co-sponsor Total Politics’ Best Blog Poll 2010, he also set me some homework: to write c.1,500 words on ‘the State of the LibDem blogosphere’ by the end of the month. As you will see from the date, my deadline is fast approaching.

I’ve got a few ideas of what I intend to write, but I’d greatly appreciate the assistence of Lib Dem Voice readers – as well as Lib Dem bloggers – to ensure my analysis is suitably rounded and informed. I’ve come up with seven questions I want to (try and) answer in my article:

  • What have been the greatest successes of the Lib Dem blogosphere in the past year?
  • What was the impact of the Lib Dem blogosphere in the general election campaign, and in the formation of the Coalition?
  • What are we, collectively as bloggers, failing to achieve?
  • How does the Lib Dem blogosphere compare with those of the Labour, Tories and other parties’?
  • How helpful is blogging as a campaigning tool?
  • Are there local examples of it making a real impact?
  • What do you think the next year holds in store for the Lib Dem blogosphere?

How would you answer them? If you have a blog, please feel free to address them there, and leave a link to your article in the comments thread. If you don’t have a blog, please feel free to address them directly in the comments thread.

Much obliged …