Here are the Liberal Democrat entries in the top 100 political blogs as ranked by Wikio for December 2010:
|1 (7)||Liberal Democrat Voice||No change|
|2 (40)||Jack of Kent||Down 14|
|3 (51)||Craig Murray||Up 4|
|4 (56)||Caron’s Musings||Down 5|
|5 (57)||Liberal England||Down 1|
|6 (62)||Mark Pack||Up 2|
|7 (73)||Liberal Vision||Up 4|
|8 (77)||Nick Thornsby||Up 8|
|9 (82)||Liberal Burblings||Down 10|
|10 (85)||Andrew Reeves’s Running Blog||Up 5|
|11 (88)||Miss S B||Down 6|
|12 (94)||Stephen’s Linlithgow Journal||Down 31|
|13 (99)||Lynne Featherstone||New|
|14 (97)||Peter Black||Down 13|
|15 (99)||Millennium Elephant||New|
Back in this month are Lynne Featherstone and Millennium Elephant, with Alex Folkes dropping back out after being a new entry in November.
The Wikio rankings are now starting to settle down after a change in the way they are calculated resulted in many big changes last month. The basic pattern of Liberal Democrat blogs continues to be the same though, with only a small showing in the top fifty and then a much stronger showing in the second fifty (two and then thirteen blogs this month, for example).
Under Wikio’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.