Monday, September 21, 2009

Total rubbish

I'm a bit slow on the uptake, but I see that Total Politics has finally published the results of its completely dodgy and unrepresentative poll of UK political blogs, voted for by the overwhelmingly Tory readership of the Iain Dalesphere (oh, look at that, Dale came no.2!)

Disgracefully, this blog is not on it (although I perversely did well in the Labour list and OK in the left of centre list). So, congratulations and/or commiserations to those of my comrades who are the faint rays of sunshine breaking through the Tory cloud cover: 29 Harry's Place, 33 Stumbling & Mumbling, 34 The Daily (Maybe), 41 A Very Public Sociologist, 42 Dave's Part (note: I'm linking to his actual blog, not the site he left in 2006), 47 Third Estate, 62 Bickerstaffe Record, and 65 Socialist Unity. If you're really into this sort of stuff, here is the Green top 25, which includes 1 The Daily (Maybe), 3 Peter Cranie, 5 Barkingside 21, 7 Green Ladywell, and 19 Weggis.

Update: I was just about to press publish, when I caught this, and found that I am at no.138. That puts me just eight places behind Lenin's Tomb. So, more congratulations and/or commiserations are in order, to: 104 – Peter Cranie , 107 Harpymarx, 108 – Though Cowards Flinch, , 133 Tory Troll , 141 the other Bob , 148 Splintered Sunrise , 151 Stroppy Blog , 158 Normblog , 160 Rupa Huq , 178 Alex Massie , 186 Left Outside, 199 Madam Miaow Says , 200 Dave Hill. Apologies to those in the 201-300 zone, as I ran out of energy before I got there.

5 comments:

Jim Jay said...

Thanks! Just a bit of fun of course - you can't really compare blogs and rank them but whilst it's meaningless it is an opportunity to showcase blogs you like, etc.

Anyway, let's make sure we get you in the top 100 next year :)

bob said...

let's make sure we get you in the top 100 next year

What will it cost me?

splinteredsunrise said...

Thanks Bob, and it's nice to see some people in the left list who are actually on the left...

And a belated shona toyve.

HarpyMarx said...

Thanks for that Bob. See what happens next year......

ModernityBlog said...

Bob,

Fame is not worth having.

I was famous once, I could have been a contender and now...let's not speak of it.... damn Tories!