Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ten Political Blogs That have Rocked Your Year

Yes folks it is that time of year again and once again the Blogfather Iain Dale is organising that great big love in of the web the 2009 Total Politics Guide to Political Blogging sponsored/promoted by LabourList and LibDemVoice.

The rules are largely the same as last year's mass participation event.

1. You must vote for your ten favourite blogs and ranks them from 1 (your favourite) to 10 (your tenth favourite).
2. Your votes must be ranked from 1 to 10. Any votes which do not have rankings will not be counted.
3. You MUST include ten blogs. If you include fewer than ten your vote will not count.
4. Email your vote to
6. Only blogs based in the UK, run by UK residents are eligible or based on UK politics are eligible.
7. Anonymous votes left in the comments will not count. You must give a name
8. All votes must be received by midnight on 31 July 2009. Any votes received after that date will not count.

Iain is asking us not to list a 10 on our blogs to encourage others to vote for them, so if you want to see my list you're going to have to wait until August the 1st, which is just as well as I have other things to do in the meantime. Of course if you like what I've done over the last 12 months all votes will be willingly accepted and appreciated, after all I have high standards to keep up and improve on from last year.

However, what I would suggest is no matter what your political hue you vote outside you political frame of refernece. This is about good blogging and that isn't about partisan politics. Looking at the way a lot of my good blopgging friends voted last year that was certainly the way the votes went. The Scottish Bloggers especially seem to realise that.

So I'm off to give my 10 a good hard think. No matter what 10 I chose somebody is going to be disappointed so I'm going to think long and hard to get the best 10 that I have read in the last 12 months, considering I've read over 40 very good blogs this week already.


Caron said...

Aha, so you're playing it nice while Costigan and I are being completely shameless.

Lovin' your work:-)

Irfan Ahmed said...

A mention of me is the best thing since slice bread!


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