What I wrote at Lib Dem Voice

August 27, 2007

More blogging lists, and the ultimate Lib Dem Golden Dozen headline

Even in the three weeks I was away, the lust for lists continued unabated:
  • James Graham, over at the essential-reading Quaequam Blog!, has been totting up which Lib Dem bloggers appear most regularly in Lib Dem Voice’s top-of-the-blogs Golden Dozen feature (I came second) - to which I shall return;
  • and my fellow Oxford city councillor Richard Huzzey (who has, frankly, done too good a job of keeping my Lib Dem Voice Golden Dozen seat warm in my absence - a little more mediocrity would have been, y’know, polite, Richard) has compiled a comprehensive list of all elected Lib Dem bloggers in preparation for the second Lib Dem blogging awards in September.
So here’s my list. Like a lot of people I’m registered with Bloglines, which alerts me when new posts appear on blogs to which I subscribe. I didn’t check it while I was away, and here are the top five most frenetic bloggers during that period:
  1. Tim Worstall - 200
  2. Comment Central (Daniel Finkelstein & co.) - 105
  3. Dizzy Thinks (Phil Hendren) - 96
  4. Liberal Democrat Voice (Mark Pack & co.) - 88
  5. Iain Dale’s Diary - 72
(I don’t subscribe to many Lib Dem blogs, as we have the Aggregator for that… so apologies to Jonathan Calder, Paul Walter or Nich Starling - the most ubiquitous Lib Dem bloggers - if you’ve missed out as a result.)

Returning to James’s post... this gives me an opportunity to confess a couple of misgivings I have about the Golden Dozen.

When I started it, I deliberately split the dozen into two unequal halves. The first seven postings are always the most popular stories of the week, according to click-throughs from the Lib Dem Blogs Aggregator. (And as the list is compiled at the weekend, this generally means the best day to post something is Tuesday or Wednesday. A brilliant, popular post which goes up on Friday or Saturday is unlikely to attract enough hits to make it into the Golden Dozen.)

The second half of five postings is my personal choice, which was my attempt (i) to make compiling the list more enjoyable for me; and (ii) to highlight articles which might have slipped under the radar, or which - owing to the vagaries of the ratings system - wouldn’t otherwise have made the top seven. I’ve also tried, not always as well as I would have liked, to introduce new blogs to a wider readership pour encourager les autres.

But the most important reason for balancing the Top 7 with My 5 is that those stories which are most popular in the Lib Dem blogosphere tend to be more introspective, even cliquey.

This is not a criticism: it’s inevitable that the stories which rise to the top of the Aggregator, with its primarily Lib Dem readership, will tend to be about Lib Dem concerns - whether that’s party personalities, internal rows, or barracking our opponents.


There are seven stories pretty much guaranteed to catapult any Lib Dem blog posting to the top of the ratings:
  • Attacking Ming Campbell’s performance as party leader
  • Defending Ming Campbell’s performance as party leader;
  • A defection to/from the Lib Dems;
  • Any party selection infighting;
  • Taking the piss out of David Cameron;
  • An opinion poll, good or bad;
  • Any mention of top Tory blogger, Iain Dale.
If we feed all this into my interweb scrambulator, we get the ultimate Lib Dem blog headline, guaranteed to top the Golden Dozen:
Ming Campbell should resign and force leadership contest, as new poll shows David Cameron’s defection to Lib Dems will send our ratings plummeting - what will Iain Dale say??!!
A bit long, and it lacks something in the scansion, I admit.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"And as the list is compiled at the weekend, this generally means the best day to post something is Tuesday or Wednesday. A brilliant, popular post which goes up on Friday or Saturday is unlikely to attract enough hits to make it into the Golden Dozen."

- Could only the first day hits be counted, or would there be some other way to come over this?

Jock Coats said...

Ah - so that was you clicking through from stats.php to my candidate approval form yesterday was it? And here was me thinking that would make it into the golden dozen...:)

Norfolk Blogger said...

I have tried to out do your own dream title.

As for scanning the first day of hits, this does not work if you post something at 11.47 pm.

Jock Coats said...

Maybe the stats could go from Saturday to Friday instead. I wonder if that would give people who perhaps don't post short shapr posts every day but tend to write more meaty tomes when they have the time available, such as at weekends, a better chance of appearing in such lists?

Anonymous said...

msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
şekilli msn nickleri
şekilli nickler
güzel msn nickleri
frmtr
msn nickleri
.
.
.

wp themes
blogger templates
wordpress temaları
wordpress themes
wp themes
wordpress temaları
blogger templates
wp themes
blogger themes
blogger templates


erken rezervasyon
129.93.251.82
free link directory
e-directorylive
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
test atölyesi
testatölyesi
test atölyesi
testatölyesi
Msn Nickleri
free warez
Msn avatarları
free wordpress templates
free wordpress themes
free wp themes
free wp themes
free wp templates
blogger tips template
blogger template
blogger themes
free blogger templates
free blogger themes
wordpress templates
blogger templates

sandbox
msn nickleri
webmaster
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
dmoz
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
msn nickleri
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması

dmoz
alexa
kaiser_dealxa
seo uzmanı
seo
iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması



msn nickleri
msn nickleri
freewaresmania
msn nickleri
msn
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
todd livingston
aşk şiirleri
aşk şiirleri
haberler
msn nickleri
evden eve nakliyat
evden eve nakliyat
e-okul
health articles
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
credito
pret
msn nicknames
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
hilary duff
lazer epilasyon
lazer epilasyon
ramazan ayı
msn nickleri
msn spitznamen
msn nickleri
hayal bahçesi
şarkı sözleri
seo yarışması
msn nickleri
gafoloji
msn nickleri
msn nickleri


msn nickleri
tsubasa
ev dekorasyon

msn nickleri

yeni msn nickleri

msn avatarları

komik msn nickleri

delikanlı msn nickleri

güzel msn avatarları

şekilli msn nickleri

msn avatarları

beşiktaş nickleri
aşk sevgi nickleri
duygusal msn nickleri
damardan nickler
dini nickler
nefret nickleri
nickler
rap nickleri
webmaster
backlink
kaiser_dealxa
wordpress temaları
pagerank
seo
msn nickleri
romantik nickler
yalnızlık nickleri
yazılı msn avatarları
yeni msn nickler

dantel örgü modelleri
dantel oya modelleri
webmaster
alexa
supremacyshowtime
aşk nickleri
bebek nickleri
msn avatarları
webmaster
Kahraman Türkler
civciv
hayalbahcesi
Msn Nickleri
msn ifadeleri
Msn Nickleri
Msn Nickleri
msn nickleri
toddplivingston
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
basketbol
borsa
haberler
spor
müzik
iç haberler
futbol
yusuf
yusuf
yusuf
leylek
msn nickleri
msn nickleri
health articles
gafoloji
warez



[code]Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
webmaster[/code][code]
Kahraman Türkler[/code][code]
civciv[/code][code]
hayalbahcesi[/code][code]
Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
msn ifadeleri[/code][code]
Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
Msn Nickleri[/code][code]
msn nickleri[/code][code]
toddplivingston[/code][code]
msn nickleri[/code][code]
msn nickleri[/code][code]
msn nickleri[/code]
[code]
msn nickleri[/code]
[code]
basketbol[/code]
[code]
borsa[/code]
[code]
dış haberler[/code]
[code]
futbol[/code]
[code]
haberler[/code]
[code]
iç haberler[/code]
[code]
müzik[/code]
[code]
spor[/code]
[code]
voleybol[/code]
[code]
tarih[/code]
[code]
teknoloji[/code]
[code]
blogger themes[/code]
[code]
blogy navideno themes[/code]
[code]
msn nickleri[/code]
[code]
darlehen[/code]
[code]
health articles[/code]
[code]
grup hepsi[/code]


"iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

Msn avatarları


"iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

"iyinet webmaster forumu 2008 seo yarışması"

msn

hayalbahcesi
forum merkezi
muhabbet
oyun merkezi
genel bilgiler
-
hayalbahcesi

hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
hayalbahcesi
forum
komik
msn avatarları
tsubasa
vbulletin
aşk
sevgi
msn nickleri