Monday, 8 February 2010

Top Of The Berkshire Blogs - January 2010

It's back! It's bigger and better than ever! Check out the risers and the fallers with Reading List's exclusive chart of the best blogs in the area!

Of course no ranking system will ever be definitive so don't forget to tell us about any sites you think we may have missed in the comments section and add them to the Wikio directory - the more the merrier!

Here's a rundown of the Top10 for January 2010:

#1 (><) - Mark Reckons
#2 (><) - John Redwood's Diary
#3 (><) - Boulton & Co
#4 (><) - left outside
#5 (><) - Bracknell Blog
#6 (NE) - Another Green World
#7 (+1) - Liberal Burblings
#8 (+1) - Reading List
#9 (-3) - The Salted Slug
#10 (NE) - The Cartoon Church

Check out the full chart for the month.

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Another competitive month as more new entries continue to push the standard higher - the local top10 are now all in the top350 nationally, compared to the top400 last month and the top700 only two months ago. Overall 159 blogs are listed on the chart, with 24 now ranked in the nation's top1000 (up from 18 in December).

The big climbers of the month were undoubtedly Clive Davis: Confab (19th) and Last Django In Paris (33rd), both gaining over 20,000 places, while Adrian Hollister (35th) deserves credit for gaining nearly 4,000 spots.

The notable trend since the beginning of the year has been the relative decline of the right-wing political commentariat as left-wingers begin to sense the urgency of the forthcoming general election - could this reflect a swing in the polls, or is it already too late for bloggers to start having an impact? Cllr John Ennis makes an impressive debut at 50th as the first blog from an elected Labour representative, to show there is still some fight in the old dog yet!

Kudos to all the local writers out there for making this one of the most vibrant local blogospheres in the country - keep it up and watch out for next month's list!

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Click here for the full archive of earlier charts.

Click here for run-downs and analysis of previous months charts.

And if you still want to know more, why not check out the guide: Why It Matters... Blog Rankings

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