Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (Nos. 61-80)

‘Tis the season for lists… All this week we are publishing the top 100 posts by Lib Dem bloggers, in descending order of popularity, for the last year – August 2007 to July 2008, inclusive, according to click-throughs from the Aggregator.

(Profuse thanks to techno-wizard and stat-monkey Ryan Cullen, who runs the Aggregator, for compiling this table.)

In today’s second instalment we run through 61-80:

61. An odd sequence of events (Peter Black)
62. Updated: Which MPs were in the pub during the abortion vote? (Jo’s Jottings)
63. BBC Shamefully Undervalues Importance of MEPs! (Love and Liberty)
64. Nick Clegg – potentially a great leader of our party (Paul Walter)
65. The public’s comments on last night’s Question Time (Paul Walter)
66. Clegg on school vouchers – the evidence (Jo Hayes)
67. The Paddick Diary (Peter Black)
68. I have voted and not for the obvious choice (Colin Ross)
69. Newsnight leadership hustings: open thread (Lib Dem Voice)
70. Crewe & Nantwich – an utter disaster? (Fine Words Butter No Parsnips – now deleted)
71. Cobblers about the Crewe and Nantwich selection (Paul Walter)
72. London hustings: my verdict (A Posh-Sounding Northumbrian)
73. Huhne wipes the floor with Clegg on Newsnight (Paul Walter)
74. Calamity Clegg? (Liberal Polemic)
75. My 8 wishes for 2008 (Jo’s Jottings)
76. Live Blog – leadership announcement (Paul Walter)
77. A Vote For Nick (featuring Nick’s ‘EXCLUSIVE’ answer t… (Love and Liberty)
78. Incumbents score 100n euro selections (Duncan Borrowman)
79. If the Richmond Formula showed a 12% lead in an election, you’d be over the moon (Norfolk Blogger)
80. Late surge to Chris Huhne! (Paul Walter)

Top of the Blogs: The Golden Ton (Nos. 81-100)

Tomorrow: 41-60!

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  • “P.S. You’re nasty to get ahead and I don’t like you!”

    Possibly one of the dumbest and misjudged things I’ve ever read in the comments here, and that’s including the Tory trolls.

  • Alix Mortimer 12th Aug '08 - 6:16pm


    Stephen is away at the moment. The consensus view at LDV Towers is that the link should remain up because:

    1. The post is still on your blog, so it’s reasonable to link to it. Where people have deleted posts, Stephen hasn’t linked to a cached version. The posts have still, however, been included in the Golden Ton with a dead link – it is meant to be an accurate statistical download of what people were reading, after all. So this is in your hands, really.

    2. I can understand why it would have been reasonable to take down a link in the immediate aftermath, when it was possibly sensistive and you were still upset about it, but it’s some time ago now. The post seems to me to stand perfectly well on its own – with apology attached and clearly marked.

  • libdem troll 12th Aug '08 - 7:20pm

    the important thing is not to draw attention to it and probably no-one will notice it (i think you’ve got away with it so far…)

  • Alix Mortimer 12th Aug '08 - 10:57pm

    I’m confused now – I thought the original point was that Stephen removed the post from the GD artificially – i.e. on pure figures it *was* in there, but he agreed to take it out after your request? I may have misunderstood this. Therefore, when we pull out the stats for the whole year, it will still be floating around in there somewhere unless someone artificially takes it out again, for which see my post above.

    Still, Mark’s right in that the Golden Ton isn’t necessarily a compilation of all the Golden Dozens, although the correlation will be high. There’ll be slow-burners in the Ton which weren’t the top posts in their week, but which did get a lot of clicks over time, and vice versa the Ton won’t include some posts which got into the top seven in their week but weren’t much clicked after that.

  • The Man on the Grassy Knoll 12th Aug '08 - 11:39pm

    You forget Mr Valladares that Mr Tall and Mr Graham are both winners of the so-called Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year. This award is just a cover for their international conspiracy. Mr Graham is not on your side. He is part of the conspiracy. Beware!

    And have you ever seen Mr Tall or Mr Graham in the same room as the Duke of Edinburgh? Suspicious!

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