Iain Dale likes my blog. Iain gets a lot of traffic, and Iain has written a pamphlet about blogging in which he ranks various blogs. I made it in at #2 out of the Lib Dem blogs (pipped to the post by upstart LDV) and #8 in his aggregated list of blogs of all persuasions. As a result of that, there have been links to me from the Today programme, amongst many others.
I also feature on slightly more evidence-based list on SpyBlog, which ranks bloggers in order of how many people subscribe to them through bloglines. I come in there at #68, which is probably a more likely place for me to be.
It’s quite an achievement to have been listed at all. I don’t write this for accolades, and I don’t do it for the politics. It’s supposed to be a personal blog, not a political one, but as a person very much involved in several levels of the political process, politics impinges on my personal life from time to time. But I never set out to write a political blog that looked personal.
Some of the unexpected consequences of this are that several people I do’t know very well have come up to me at conference and asked me how my cats are. Which is a little freaky.
I deliberately scaled back cat comments in case I was putting off the non-cat lovers who read this. Maybe the cats should feature more highly!