Top Welsh political blogs
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Who's the most popular Welsh political blogger? Well, it's impossible to tell as the internet still has no central database of blog rankings.
The next best thing is Technorati, which ranks blogs according to how they fit into a network of links. Problem is some blogs get a lot of links but perhaps not so many hits. This particularly applies to politicans who are linked to from all angles on account of their profile and status. So, don't be surprised if the following list is weighted heavily towards the elected politicians at the top.
Anyway, just for the hell of it I've put together a pecking order based on those Technorati scores. These are the political blogs that I know about and that I've linked to. If you're on this list please do link back here, then we can all be one big happy Welsh blogging community.
1. Peter Black
2. Glyn Davies
3. Leighton Andrews
4. David Davies
5. Tomos Livingstone
6. Nick Bourne
7. Blamerbell Briefs
8. Stephen Crabb
= Daniel Davies
11. Martin Eaglestone
12. Luke Young
13. Alun Pugh
14. Huw Lewis
= Dylan Jones-Evans
16. Alun Cairns
= Rob Newman
18. Emma Greenow
19. Bethan Jenkins
20. David Jones
= Ted Jones
22. James Skinner
23. Mark Young
= Steffan Lewis
= Wales Elects
27. Mark Jones
= Trefor Jones
= Richard Hazlewood
= David Thomas
posted by Blamerbell @ 12:39 pm,
- At 8:11 am, Dylan Jones-Evans said...
Nice to see I am up there with the "no blogger" that is Huw Lewis at =14th!!
Also interesting to see this is seen as political weblog as it really an extension of my writing as an academic and columnist.
Still the price of being an Assembly candidate.....
- At 3:35 pm, Blamerbell said...
I don't think your sister site fared quite so well so I gave you the benefit of the doubt.
Both interesting reads.
- At 10:29 pm, said...
Hey! why no rating for Leanne Wood's blog - it's been good recently - or are you just anti-Plaid?
- At 10:46 pm, Blamerbell said...
"Hey! why no rating for Leanne Wood's blog - it's been good recently - or are you just anti-Plaid?"
Technorati doesn't recognise it, so there's nothing I can do I'm afraid, given that the ranking is a purely arbitrary figure arrived at from technorati's own internal workings out.
But I am becoming increasingly amused by the outbursts of paranoia emanating from certain anonymous commenters:)
- At 12:18 am, James.R.Skinner said...
Appreciate my name up there, thanks alot.