Posted by Brad @ 10:52 am on September 25th 2007

Top Right-of-Centre Blogs

Iain Dale has compiled and this morning released his “Guide To Political Blogging In The UK”, a 288-page report on the state if bloggery in the United Kingdom. There’s nobody that’s sharper in this sort of thing than Dale, so it’s probably worth the time to pick through.

But, included in that report is a list of the 100 Top Right-of-Centre blogs, as decided by a panel of 12, and it turns out, unexpectedly, we’re on it. Check out the full list. Pay particular attention to #2, our friend Dizzy, and #89, us.

Huzzah!

I’m guessing Dizzy, who was a judge, might have had a hand in this, but we’ll take what we can get. It might also surprise some of our American fans that we’re considered a UK blog, but that we are. 2/3s of us are American, indeed (if we ever get around to adding a permanent 4th, not counting James, that person may well be non-American), and we write a lot about American politics, but it’s always been our intent to use this space to mind the gaps—be they ideological, partisan, or geographic—and, to just write about whatever strikes our fancy (and since all of us live in the U.S. at present, that’s often U.S.-centric). I like to think that that puts us straddling a number of lines. We could legitimately be considered, on any given week, a Libertarian blog, a UK blog, a conservative blog, a Ron Paul blog, and a number of things in between. Indeed, we’re listed on blogrolls as all of those things depending on where you see it. All those things, and none of those things. As Andrew Sullivan says “of no party or clique”. If I had to peg it, I’d call us just “a conservative blog”, conservative in the most general sense, and with all the pond-hopping and party-jumping that that entails.

Anyway, congratulations to Iain, Dizzy, and Guido Fawkes, the Top Three. And a good Top Three it is.

4 Comments »

  1. I guess this means I have to start adding superfluous “u”s to everything i wriute. :(

    Comment by Brad — 9/25/2007 @ 10:58 am

  2. Congrats to Dizzy, who deserves his spot. Unlike, say, us.

    Comment by Rojas — 9/25/2007 @ 11:05 am

  3. The reason you were included was because I argued that whilst you “do” American Politics, you do have a Brit as one of your founders and you also look at UK politics every now and again. Plus I’ve got drunk with two of you :) You deserve to be listed I think.

    Comment by dizzy — 9/29/2007 @ 1:57 am

  4. It’s certainly appreciated. I reckon Adam’s Limey Guides are enough to warrant inclusion at some level, although they’re not overtly political.

    Comment by Rojas — 9/29/2007 @ 5:42 pm

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