Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Guide to Political Blogging

You can now pre-order the 288 page Guide To Political Blogging In The UK 2007–'08 at Politicos—or, of course, you could wait until it appears on Amazon, in a couple of days, and then buy it through the link that I will put in the sidebar, which will earn your humble Devil a few pennies.

According to Iain Dale...
It includes 32 articles on various aspects of blogging, 52 self penned profiles of Britain's leading blogging personalities, a directory of 1200 political blogs, lists of the best Conservative, Labour, LibDem, Non Aligned, Media, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Religious and Green blogs as well as a glossary of blogging terms. It's in full colour throughout...

A couple of Iain's commenters have pointed out that there seems to be no English list of blogs and have accused him of anti-English racism (which seems a bit silly to me: all the blogs are English unless otherwise stated, surely?).

This comment by Toque is a classic, though:
Iain should really have just published The Guide to Political Blogging in England 2007 and devolved responsibility for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to Tartan Hero, Miserable Old Fart and Slugger O'Toole.

The Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish guides could be subsidised from sales of the English guide to make them cheaper, and Scottish, Welsh and NIish bloggers could be included in the English book as well as their respective national books.

That sounds fair.



Iain Dale said...

Actually, there is a Top Ten English blogs list.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Swiftly inserted? Ha! As I said, it isn't something that really bothers me: I just liked Toque's comment.


Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...