Sunday, 20 July 2008

Iain Dale: 2008-9 Guide to Political Blogging in the UK

From Iain Dale:

In early September TOTAL POLITICS, in association with APCO WORLDWIDE will publish the 2008-9 Guide to Political Blogging in the UK. It will contain articles on blogging by some of Britain's leading bloggers, together with a directory of UK political blogs, and a series of Top 20s and Top 10s. The book will be available at the Green Party, TUC, Labour, LibDem and Tory Conferences, where TOTAL POLITICS will have exhibition stands.

We're asking for your votes to decide the Top 100 UK Political Blogs. Simply email your Top Ten (ranked from 1 to 10) to If you have a blog, please encourage your readers to do the same. I'll then compile the Top 100 from those that you send in. Just order them from 1 to 10. Your top blog gets 10 points and your tenth gets 1 point.

The deadline for submitting your Top 10 is Friday August 15th. Please type Top 10 in the subject line. Or you can of course leave your Top 10 in the Comments on this post.

Once all the entries are in a lucky dip draw will take place and the winner will be sent £100 worth of political DVDs!

The rules are simple:

1. Please only vote once
2. Only blogs based in the UK or run by UK residents are eligible
3. Votes must be cast before Friday 15 August
4. Blogs chosen must be listed in the Total Politics Blog Directory.
5. You must send a list of TEN blogs, ranked. Any entry containing fewer than ten blogs will not count.

So, once again, the email address to send your TOP TEN BLOGS to is...
If you read my blog and think it is worthy of a vote, please find the time send in your top ten list. For info: Last year I was ranked 21st in the top Conservative blogs and 59th in the UK political blogs.




John M Ward said...

Hmm. Difficult to pick just ten! Even so, I've now done it, via the Comments at Iain Dale, and (perhaps unsurprisingly) you are there in the middle of my list.

Daily Referendum said...

Cheers John,

I haven't got arround to doing my list yet, but you are also certain to be on mine. I'm glad you put me in your list in the comments. You're the first one to do so and I've been worried that I will do worse than last year.

John M Ward said...

Wow! I don't expect to be anywhere in this contest -- there is so much out there that is far, far better than my meagre efforts, of which yours is one of a fair number now.

I had twelve I wanted to list, so it was a bit of a shame to have to leave two out -- but such is real life. Of course, if it were to be modelled on Ed Balls' methodology, we'd all get an award :-)