Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #45

For the 45th time, we indulge in a round-up of the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (23rd-29th December), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

In the last full week of 2007, these were the best-read posts:

1. My 8 wishes for 2008 on Jo Anglezarke’s Jo’s Jottings blog.
If Jo gets her way it’s good news for David Tennant and Lynne Featherstone; bad news for world misery and first-past-the-post.

2. Target Ward Criteria on Pete Dunphy’s Party Political PLC blog.
How many drives must a candidate walk down — and which drives should you send her down?

3. Hell hath no fury like a blogger scorned… on Jo Anglezarke’s Jo’s Jottings blog.
Lots of planets have a north. That’s not something you’ll learn from the political compass application, though.

4. What exactly are families? on Jonathan Fryer’s blog.
What is a family? A flurry of comments followed (including a threat from Don Liberali).

5. What the Sunday papers say about Nick Clegg on Lib Dem Voice
Stephen read the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph so you didn’t have to.

6. Nick Clegg, God and the truth on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England blog.
The real question is: does God believe in Lord Bonkers?

7. Labour promote BNP in Sandwell by-election on David Nickel’s Golden Side of the Moon blog.
David picks a fight with his Labour opponents.

And just when you thought Christmas 2008 had come *really* early, here are five interesting posts from the rest of this week’s output:

8. Day 2550: Fluffy Christmas, Everyone! on Millennium Dome’s very fluffy blog.
Millennium Dome: like Santa, but fluffier.

9. Intellectual Property – the big 21st century faultline? on James Graham’s Quaequam! blog.
James attacks giving money to sick children. Let it never be said he shies from fights.

10. Liberal of the Year: Terry Pratchett? on Chris Black’s Moonlight Over Essex blog
I wonder… if we give him the award, will Mr. P write a novel about a liberal revolution in Ankh Morpork? Perhaps Sam Vimes is the city state’s Brian Paddick.

11. What is a ‘Family network’? on Andy Mayer’s blog.
Picking up from Jonathan Fryer’s post (see above) and the subsequent debate, Andy considers Nick Clegg’s proposals to stay in touch through a ‘family-network’.

12. Don Clegg Christmas Message on Don Liberali’s Liberal Mafia blog.
The Don offers a handy preview of our new leader’s first New Year message.

That’s it for another week and also for our first year. Have a happy New Year and 2008 from all at Lib Dem Voice!

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