Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another dozen

To our collection of independent British political bloggers, another twelve are listed below. We are well on our way to the first hundred-mark:
The problem for all of us is the volume, and sorting the wheat from the chaff. You could easily spend the whole day touring the blogosphere and, while you would pick up some superb material, there would also be a lot of dross.

However, I am no great fan of the ranking system that Iain Dale used ... how do you rate one blog as better than another? But, I'm minded to look at grading, such as the star system, widely used elsewhere. Three criteria come to mind: writing (quality of); frequency; and presentation. A technical marking scheme should not be too hard to devise.

Combine that with perhaps symbols to denote specialisms, and there may be the germs of system that would help see off the likes of Huff-Puff and the MSM, which would like to take over the blogosphere, giving guidance to the reader who is, after all, the "customer".

What think you ... what say you?


  1. Frequency seems easiest: five stars for multiple entries per day; four stars for at least five daily entries in a week; three stars for at least weekly; two stars for at least monthly, and one star for less frequent.

  2. Symbols to denote specialisms (subject matter) would be good.

  3. I'll try some out, and put them up on a post.