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Five years in five posts – 2007-2011

I was wondering how I could amuse readers on my own blog yesterday and I came up with this amazing idea of going back and finding out what I was writing about around this time in previous years. It was only later that I realised that Helen Duffett does this for Liberal Democrat Voice every Friday in the Friday Five . I hope she doesn’t mind me borrowing her idea and  adding in a little extra spot.

What was good about my post yesterday is that a few other Liberal Democrat bloggers got in on the act and I spent …

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Campaign Corner: Is it better for a candidate to have a website or a blog?

The Campaign Corner series looks to give three tips about commonly asked campaign issues. Do get in touch if you have any questions you would like to suggest.

Today’s Campaign Corner question: I’m standing in May and not sure what matters most – my website, having a blog or both?

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Welcome to the new bloggers…

Twenty three blogs have recently joined my Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

Good luck to all the new bloggers, and why not take a moment to pop over to their blogs, take a read and post a comment?

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Calling all Lib Dem bloggers… Orwell Prize 2012 open to entries

A short public service announcement for the benefit of all Lib Dem bloggers follows:

Entries for the Orwell Prize 2012 are now open, for political writing first published in 2011. Entries will remain open until Wednesday 18 January 2012. Full details of the launch, including this year’s judges, are available on our website, www.theorwellprize.co.uk.

Online forms for the Journalism Prize, Blog Prize and Book Prize are now available (along with PDF versions of the Journalism and Book Prize forms), along with the rules and values of the Prize, at http://theorwellprize.co.uk/the-orwell-prize/how-to-enter/. Entry for all three Prizes is completely FREE.

As

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The LDV Friday Five: 23 September 2011

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Blog of the Year Awards 2011: The Shortlists (11 comments) by Helen Duffett
  2. What Lib Dem bloggers and tweeters have said about Nick’s speech (14 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. EXCLUSIVE: 84% of Lib Dem members continue to back Lib/Con Coalition (19 comments) by Stephen Tall
  4. Opinion: Never Mention “STV” Again (29 comments) by Alex Wilcock
  5. Nick Clegg’s speech to LibDem Conference (15 comments) by Mark Pack

5 sample LDV Members’ Forum threads

  1. Attendance at conference
  2. Ed Miliband plans to “rip up the rule book”
  3. Facing the Future
  4. Cambridge University Chancellorship Election
  5. Ed Davey made my jaw drop

5 from the LDV archive

(23rd September, 2006-10)

  1. Labour party tries to shoot the Elephant in the room (12 comments) by The Founding Editor, from 2006
  2. Opinion: Bring back the suppressed blogs (5 comments) by Mary Reid, from 2007
  3. But will the party still love him in the morning? (17 comments) by Stephen Tall, from 2008
  4. Leadership v. Activists – a personal reflection on Bournemouth ’09 #ldconf (13 comments) by Stephen Tall, from 2009
  5. Jo Swinson new Deputy Leader of Scottish Liberal Democrats (0 comments) by Helen Duffett, from 2010

5 top reader search returns to get to LDV

(excluding Liberal Democrat Voice or its variants)

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Total Politics: top blogs and bloggers

Following its list of top Liberal Democrat blogs and bloggers, Total Politics has now also published its overall list of top blogs and bloggers – two lists in which many Liberal Democrats feature.

In the top 50 of the blogs list, Lib Dem Voice is in at number 12 (up from 27 last year), Caron Lindsay at 25, Jonathan Calder at 38 and Andrew Reeves at 44.

In the top 50 of the bloggers list, I’m in at number 20, Caron Lindsay at 29, Andrew Reeves at 43 and Jonathan Calder at 49.

Thank you to everyone for your votes …

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Total Politics: top Liberal Democrat blogs and bloggers

Out with a little less fanfare than usual this week have been various categories in the Total Politics Blogger League Tables, including the top Liberal Democrat blogs:

1 Lib Dem Voice

2 Caron’s Musings

3 Liberal England

4 Andrew Reeves’ Running Blog

5 Stephen’s Liberal Journal

6 Mark Pack

=7 Liberal Vision

=7 A Scottish Liberal

9 Cllr Fraser Macpherson

10 Mark Reckons

And the top Liberal Democrat bloggers:

Mark Pack

Caron Lindsay

Andrew Reeves

Jonathan Calder

Stephen Glenn

Olly Grender

Mark Thompson

Julian Astle

Stephen Tall

10 Fraser Macpherson

Lovely and fitting to see Andrew appear so highly in both …

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