Here are the Liberal Democrat entries in the top 100 political blogs as ranked by EBuzzing (Wikio as was).
Only one person dropped out this month, Andrew George (just, he’s down to 102) with four ‘new’ people entering the list.
I use apostrophes as all are long-standing bloggers. Two (Mark Valladares and Alex Marsh) are both returnees, having dropped out last month. The other two (David Allen Green, Neil Monnery) seem to have suffered from a technical hitch at EBuzzing’s end in previous months which excluded them from the top 100.
(In my experience of contacting EBuzzing about blogs which are either missing or mis-categorised, it sometimes take a few times of asking before matters are resolved but polite persistence has always paid off in the end so far for me.)
Even so, good to see the number of Liberal Democrat bloggers pick up, and with 18 in a top 100 which includes non-partisan bloggers too that’s a pretty strong showing for the overall Lib Dem blogging community (debates over its future notwithstanding).
|1 (6)||Liberal Democrat Voice||No change|
|2 (17)||Mark Pack||Up 9|
|3 (37)||Jennie Rigg||Up 9|
|4 (47)||Stephen Tall||Down 2|
|5 (50)||Paul Walter||Up 8|
|6 (51)||Nick Thornsby||Up 3|
|7 (53)||Lynne Featherstone||Up 11|
|8 (65)||Zoe O’Connell||Down 2|
|9 (72)||David Allen Green||NEW|
|10 (75)||Caron Lindsay||Down 3|
|11 (77)||Neil Monnery||NEW|
|12 (78)||Richard Morris||Up 10|
|13 (82)||Mark Valladares||NEW|
|14 (90)||Nic Prigg||Down 34|
|15 (91)||Liberal England||Down 7|
|16 (96)||Alex Marsh||NEW|
|17 (99)||Liberal Vision||Down 2|
|18 (100)||Mark Thompson||Down 11|
Under EBuzzing’s methodology the overall profile of blogs that tend to support a particular party or cause can become a self-reinforcing cycle because the higher a blog rates the more its links to other blogs count, so those blogs in turn come out higher and hence any links from them back to the original blog count more driving that blog higher and so on.
You can submit a site to be added to EBuzzing at http://labs.ebuzzing.co.uk/addblog.