The blogosphere continues to expand at a rapid rate, and inevitably some blogs are better than others, particularly in the political side of things. As in all things, a bit of friendly competition does its best to provide some “motivation” to get people writing. Total Politics is running its Blog Awards for its 6th year, and the results always provide some interesting blogs to read.
Whilst not listed in the top 100 last year, I did get listed in the Blog Directory book which I was not expecting, and because I have changed the domain of the blog, I will probably fall foul of confusion, but that’s not really the point. The point is to use this time as a prompt to have a look and see if there are any other good blogs out there. Have a look at last years listings and see if they have upped their game, or fallen off the pedestal. There are lots of new blogs in Gloucester that are really good, and there are others that just came into existence, have had one or two posts and never to be updated again.
What is good, is that many people from all parties and opinions produce some good blogs and I know in my list that there will be a couple of yellow and certainly one blue in my list as they are really good sources of information. I keep banging on about talking to the electorate and for many, the blog is a great vehicle for this. For me, this is not about what colour wins, but who sets the best example for getting people thinking and talking about how political issues, local and national, affects them.
So, if you feel inspired, please do vote,
The rules on what you need to do are listed below:
The rules are simple.
- Your votes must be ranked from 1 to 10. The higher you rank a blog or author, the higher up they will appear in the aggregated results. You must enter a minimum of five names for your vote to count. If you don’t want to enter more than five, just write ‘blank’ in the remaining boxes. Every box must have some text in for the vote to be submitted successfully.
- Only submit your vote once. If you vote more than once, it won’t be counted.
- Only blogs based in the UK, run by UK residents and based on UK politics are eligible.
- Anonymous votes left in the comments on the Total Politicswebsite or emailed to members of staff will not count. You must submit your vote via the survey and you must enter a valid email address when you do so.
- Do not publish a list of ten blogs on your site and try to persuade readers to vote for them. Any duplicate voting of this nature will be disallowed.