New link to Lib Dem Blogs

A small housekeeping announcement: when we revamped this site, we removed the list of links to the latest blog posts on Lib Dem Blogs as the list was slow to load, took up a lot  of space and only showed posts for a very short period of time (given the volume of posts over on Lib Dem Blogs).

Many readers have said though that they appreciated the convenient links through to other Liberal Democrat blogs, so we are testing out a Lib Dem Blogs button in the right-hand column, just under the latest poll. This gives you a clickable pop down list of all the current blogs listed over on that site.

Meanwhile, do remember that people other than our regulars are welcome to contribute to this site. Particularly for new bloggers, this can be an effective way of drawing the attention of a wider audience to your blogging skills.

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  • Sorry, I really don’t want to have to trawl through a list of, at a guess, 150 bloggers to see who has recently posted something – I haven’t got time. The list of recent posts used to be a really useful feature of LibDem Voice and I frequently looked at Jonathan Calder’s latest, so he’s absolutely right. So what if it was slow to load and changed quite rapidly?

  • 224 actually – or thereabouts.

  • I must confess that I Blog for two reasons; one to communicate with my local audience and secondly with a wider LD universe. I’ve not checked my stats, but if few LD’s are now looking at my Blog (and I had three posts in the top 100 last year) I don’t really see the point in continuing to Blog. After all, I have my My Councillor website to communicate with my local audience.

    This change in the way LDV works seems to be a very retrograde step. Why can’t this list be there. So it’s a little slow to load. Are we all in such a hurry? This seems to me to be a change which could sharply reduce the number of LD bloggers and reduce diversity and discourage new people. A sort of Internet Rennardism?

  • Ryan, I really appreciate all the hard work that you’ve put into improving the site (and there’s too little appreciation expressed to people who put so much into the Party). But this particular aspect has undoubtedly made it more difficult for people to keep in touch with what other LibDem bloggers are saying. OK, there are ways of accessing the information, but the statistics seem to be proving that unless access is as simple as it used to be then people who come to LDV just won’t bother to see what other people are writing. I usually look at LDV every day – sometimes more frequently if I have contributed to a thread – and being able to glance at the side bar with the most recent posts was simple and easy, and took up no time. That is absolutely necessary when everyone is so busy.

  • It seems to have reappeared in any case. Which is good news IMO.

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