Dominance of the 'sphere
I notice that today's ranking of Top Scottish Websites includes yours truly at Number 10. Devils Kitchen and Mr Eugenides are in the Top Ten too. So three of today's top ten Scottish sites deal with politics and all three are libertarian...
Indeed: your humble Devil is, in fact, at number 3, just behind the unofficial Hibs Messageboard and the Tartan Army BB. The poor, little Greek boy is sitting pretty at number 5.
Many people have pointed out that the "right" (in so far as that means anything) is the most influential part of the blogosphere, at present. Some have predicted that, when the Tories get in, this will turn about and the Left will become dominant; the thinking is that it is far easier to criticise the government and it is this that imparts the consistent rage required to maintain a blog for any amount of time.
I do not believe that this will happen, simply because it is not really the Tory right that is dominant, but the libertarian right. And, on current showing, there is simply no major party that supports the libertarian agenda (I believe that UKIP are the closest that we have, hence my support for them).
Thus, I believe that the libertarian right will continue to dominate the blogosphere long after the Tories are in power; I, for one, will continue to criticise the Tories if they fuck things up in precisely the same way as I have put the boot into NuLabour. In fact, I shall probably redouble my efforts should SpamCam squander his opportunities (which he appears likely to do).
And I hope that the libertarian right will continue to push for a libertarian agenda: I certainly intend to do so.
UPDATE: Matthew Sinclair has a very good post on this subject.