Apparently Heresy Corner has made it into Wikio's Top Twenty of British blogs this month:
That's the general list. Stripping out the craftwork blogs, I would seem to have made the Top Ten in the political category. I'm sure Matt Wardman is right that this is mainly due to the Paul Chambers post going viral on Twitter, itself largely as a consequence of its being noticed by Stephen Fry. It won't last long. Still, I've been staring at the frosted glass for long enough, being resolutely ignored by Iain Dale, so it's nice to be in among the big boys. I feel I've earned my right to feel smug.
Self-promotion aside, the most striking feature of the political Top Ten is the continued march of the Left. Fully half the leaderboard is made up of avowedly Labour sites, including the leading two. There are only two proper Conservative blogs in the list: Dale and Tory Diary (I may dress to the right but I'm unaffiliated; Guido is a libertarian who dishes it out to both sides.) Lib Dem Voice is also up there, which means that Opposition blogs are currently beating the Coalition 5-3. This may reflect the subversive, oppositional nature of the medium, or the fact that the Left currently has much soul-searching to do (see, for example, this searing indictment of Labour self-righteousness by the party's former general secretary Peter Watt) or perhaps a falling off of anger among Conservatives since Brown and Co were ejected from office. Blogging is so often fuelled by impotent rage. The loss of the Right's blogging momentum may, though, be an early indication of trouble to come. We shall see.