Total Politics Top Ten Blogs
The polling for the Total Politics top blogs have opened. You can vote by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your top ten: rules can be found here. Be sure, after you vote, to share who you voted for. I voted as follows:
1. Though Cowards Flinch (obviously)
5. Don Paskini
10. Chicken Yogurt
There are a few absences and trends which deserve explanation. Firstly, Miljenko’s blog is not on the list; despite some really good essays recently, especially this one on anti-politics which was thought provoking even if it gave some grounds for challenge, I haven’t been following it as often as I should.
Larger sites tend to come further down the list than reflects how much I use them – ChickYog, for example. Two huge blogs, Liberal Conspiracy and Pickled Politics are completely absent even though I use them more than almost any other blog. The reason for this is simple; the smaller blogs deserve a bigger shout out, I think. Everyone will vote for LC – and so they should!
The only potential exception is AVPS, which is actually a very popular blog and ranked highly the last time around. I don’t think any other blog (saving Paul’s Bickerstaffe Record) does quite so much for the discussion of socialist theory and politics on the internet.
So many blogs I couldn’t include, because I only have ten votes; Socialist Unity being an obvious one, the Daily Maybe and Bob from Brockley too. Collectively these form my most read blogs, or the ones I utilize most (e.g. Obsolete’s SepticIsle for his weekend round-ups). I hope a free link from TCF makes up for it guys!