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Tuesday, September 02, 2008 

Shameless self-aggrandisement.

It would be remiss not to mention that creator of blogging Iain Dale's yearly rankings of left-wing blogs have just been released, and your humble narrator is doubly humbled and really rather staggered to have jumped from 72nd last year to 18th this. A huge thank you to everyone who voted for me, especially considering this is the first I've so much as mentioned the voting here.

For the most part I don't think anyone will have any problem with the results, but doubtless the boycotts which some bloggers, including Justin and Bob Piper advocated hurt them in the rankings when both should have most certainly ranked higher than I did. I really didn't see the point of such boycotts; just look at it as a bit of fun which really doesn't mean a great deal, or at least put aside the differences some have with Iain Dale over it, as it's quite apparent that he's not cooking the figures. It doesn't do any harm, and it most certainly does promote UK political blogging, if not perhaps over the long term.

Anyway, thanks again, and hopefully next year I'll drop to a more anonymous position once more.

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You've got me doubting myself now but where did I call for a boycott? I've largely ignored it all through a policy of not really giving a shit. I don't want to get roped into this to be honest.

I think I wrongly interpreted this as something resembling a boycott and was further led along by the comments on the thread on Iain's.

Fair enough, mate. I'm not pissed at you, I just wanted to stamp on Iain's latest attempt to relaunch his hive mind meme again. It's not like I have told him on a number of occasions to pack it in.

*haven't* It's not like I *haven't* told him on a number of occasions to pack it in.

For the record, Justin, I voted for you; but only in an attempt to destroy your credibility with other left-of-centre bloggers.

The earth must be fully scorched in advance of the arrival of Dave (pbuh)...

Ha! Little did you know, E, that we two are locked in a deadly embrace: you are the only right-winger on my blogroll.

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