Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Reviewing The Berkshire Blogosphere

Having collected a wide selection of local blogs to monitor and found a means to rank their performance, my next job it to start reviewing them one by one, which you can find here.

So just to start off with I'll review this blog to show readers how I'll be doing it.

If you want to add your review of this blog or suggest another local site for review, please do so in the comments section.

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Title: Reading List
Publisher: Oranjepan
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Berkshire blog ranking: 5th (July 2009)
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Type: Community hub
Focus: General, local and current affairs
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Sample posting: Mixed Reception For Rebranded Radio Station (March 26th, 2009)
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Style: (1.5 out of 2pts)
Largely impersonal compare and contrast. Tries to be impartial and objective. Some humour.

Specialisms: (1.5 out of 2pts)
Particularly interested in personal and party political views. Several regular and irregular features.

Regularity: (2 out of 2pts)
Mostly daily.

Multi-media: (1 out of 2pts)
Occasional photos and video.

Interactivity: (1.5 out of 2pts)
Large number of links, active in comments section.

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Total rating: (7.5 out of 10pts)
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Quote this: "An excellent digest of the thoughts of local bloggers" (from Reading Guide)

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4 comments:

  1. Title: Reading List
    Publisher: Oranjepan
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    Type: Lib-Dem Spin hub
    Focus: General, local and current affairs

    Sample posting: Mixed Reception For Rebranded Radio Station (March 26th, 2009)
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    Style: (1 out of 2pts)
    Standard blogger template, although does have a useful list of updating links on the right hand side.

    Specialisms: (0.5 out of 2pts)
    Particularly interested in personal and party political attacks. Several regular and irrelevant features. Likes to post essays on occasions and rarely admits when he is barking up the wrong tree.

    Regularity: (2 out of 2pts)
    Mostly daily.

    Multi-media: (1 out of 2pts)
    Occasional photos and video.

    Interactivity: (1.5 out of 2pts)
    Large number of links, active in comments section.

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    Total rating: (6 out of 10pts)

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  2. Quite hard to review your own Blog

    I think its worth reviewing the top 20 Berkshire Blogs slowly and then start picking out the more interesting ones if thats allowed

    my review of Reading List

    Title: Reading List
    Publisher: Oranjepan
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    Type: Community hub, local Politics,
    Focus: General, local and current affairs and Politics

    Sample posting: http://bythemuddybanksofthethames.blogspot.com/2009/08/twittergate.html- Twittergate

    Style: (2 out of 2pts)
    Largely impersonal compare and contrast. Tries to be objective, then adds own comment after review and sometime knocks local Tories(althought its there own fault) and can be pro lib dem. Some humour.

    Specialisms: (1.5 out of 2pts)
    Particularly interested in personal and party political views. Several regular and irregular features.

    Regularity: (2 out of 2pts)
    Mostly daily.

    Multi-media: (1 out of 2pts)
    Occasional photos and video.

    Interactivity: (2 out of 2pts)
    Large number of links, active in comments section.

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    Total rating: (8.5 out of 10pts)

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  3. Title: Reading List
    Publisher: Anonymous Oranjepan
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    Type: Spun politics
    Focus: General, local muddy banks

    Sample posting: http://bythemuddybanksofthethames.blogspot.com/2009/06/reading-joins-runaway-opposition-to.html 30 July
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    Style: (0.5 out of 2pts)
    Rarely impersonal or objective, often bitter attacks on Tories and Greens, favouring LD particularly Gareth Epps.

    Specialisms: (0.5 out of 2pts)
    Interested in personal and party political views.

    Regularity: (1.5 out of 2pts)
    Sometimes daily.

    Multi-media: (0.5 out of 2pts)
    Occasional photos and video.

    Interactivity: (1.5 out of 2pts)
    Large number of links, active in comments section.

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  4. Great idea; it will be tricky to present the findings clearly in a blog format though IMO.

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"Reading List... is fantastic, it could help revolutinise politics in Reading"
Matt Blackall

"Prolific"
Matt Brady

"Irrelevant"
Adrian Windisch

"Bizarre"
Reading Geek Night

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DMOZ

"An easily accessible collection of Berkshire's excellent blogs"
The Cookham Blogger

"An excellent digest of the thoughts of local bloggers"
Reading Guide

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