16 September 2006

When I'm 64


You're officially at the 64th best Tory/right-leaning blog according to Iain Dale. The UK right-leaning blogging world is a crowded "market" and I must point out some excellent blogs that are lower than me on this list, for example The Tap at 92 and Laban Tall at 71, so I'm quite happy with the rating. Over-rated or under-rated?

Update

My competitive streak got the better of me and so I decided to take a look at my neighbours. No 63 on the list is Thurrocktory. He seems like a pretty independent kinda Tory, but his blog profile has only had 24 profile views so he's hardly setting the blogging world on fire! No 65 is A Very British Dude. He's being going for a while, but I think he introduced erotic links to his blog after Dale's judging closed. Can't help but wonder whether if he had timed this a bit earlier it could have pushed him above me in the rankings.

8 comments:

Croydonian said...

Well done mate.

dizzy said...

good work

Ellee said...

You are in my Top Ten, keep up the good work.

James Cleverly said...

Under-rated.

Praguetory said...

Thank you. The appreciation is of course mutual.

Peter Smallbone said...

Good stuff dude. I'm jealous ;-)

Praguetory said...

Hi Pete - I think the list is a good bit of fun - the irritating thing about the list is that without teams of researchers it's hard to evaluate impact - which is the most important thing. Given that your website was used in your council campaign where you got a 20% or so swing from LibDems, is used to communicate about local issues and events and is part of the massive success story of the City Branch in Birmingham that has gone from scratch to 3 to 4 events a month, I'd suggest that is certain that the impact of your blog exceeded greatly many of those on the official lists.

Laban said...

Thanks for the link. I see I'm also 80-something in the non-aligned category.

Ian's rankings inevitably reflect his personal tastes, soi I'm grateful to be there at all. All publicity is good publicity, unless you're Mark Oaten.

His top 100's a great idea as it's introduced me to a lot of blogs I'd never previously heard of. How does he get time to read them all ?