Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #183

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 183rd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (15th – 21st August, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. The Trouble with Simon Hughes on Andy Crick’s blog.
‘Shout, Simon, for all of us but choose your target better.’

2. Electoral reform and Charles Kennedy on Mark Pack’s blog.
Time for Nick to talk up the Alternative Vote, says Mark.

3. Those Charles Kennedy Rumours on Stephen Glenn’s Linlithgow Journal.
‘If Charles Kennedy is to be a figurehead within the party for the social liberal agenda being heard I’d be more that happy to man the rigging or scrub the decks for that good ship. I’m not, however, for lowering the flag of liberalism to raise a flag of convenience of any hue.’

4. An open letter to the Labour party on Lisa Harding’s Spiderplant Land.
Lisa big-ups this terrific post by fellow Lib Dem blogger Andrew Hickey – see also 9., below.

5. Where would the Lib Dems be without Simon Hughes?
on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger.
Nich notes, “it is very nice to know Simon Hughes is fighting on behalf of activists.”

6. In praise of Charles Kennedy on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
With impeccable timing, Paul dusts off an article from 2007.

7. Bowing Out on Mark Thompson’s Mark Reckons.
A great loss to the ‘blogosphere’: come back soon, Mark!

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. These are normally chosen using the LibDig bookmarking website for party members, the site where you can highlight blog-posts you want to share with your fellow Lib Dems. Remember, though, you’re still more than welcome to nominate for the Golden Dozen a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s – using the steam-powered method of e-mail … all you have to do is drop a line to [email protected]

8. Quaequam Blog! Not dead but…
on James Graham’s, erm, Quaequam Blog!
“James pretty much sums up how I’m feeling currently, and actually manages to write it all down.” (Submitted by MatGB via LibDig.)

9. An Open Letter To The Labour Party on Andrew Hickey’s blog.
“Andrew Hickey is wise beyond his years. Having been in his position, albeit a few years before, his open letter to Labour strikes a chord with me and doubtless many others.” (Submitted by burkesworks via LibDig.)

10. Godwin’s Law and Labour arrogance on Sara Bedford’s Always win when you’re singing.
“Why should we think that all the best MP’s are indeed in the coalition?” (Submitted by dazmando via LibDig.)

11. 100 days later: A Lib Dem view on Ian Hopkinson’s SomeBeans.
A member of the Liberal Democrats for 20 years offers his insightful analysis.

12. Day 3518: How can BOOKS have a FORMAT WAR? on Millennium Dome, Elephant’s Very Fluffy Diary.
“How to decide between iBooks, Kindle and Kobo? My anti-competitive-behaviour-busting suggestion would be to announce a VAT cut for formats that drop their exclusivity.” (Submitted by Alex Wilcock via email.)

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading ‘n’ nominating.

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