Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Wikio rankings – ‘the most influential blogs in the UK blogosphere'

Cranmer has received an exclusive!

Advanced release of the Wikio rankings for this month.

In February His Grace was ranked the 22nd ‘most influential political blog’ and the 24th ‘influential blog’ in the UK.

Cranmer is delighted to announce that he has gone up a notch!

The top positions are naturally occupied by many of those for whom blogging is virtually their profession or who belong to a branch of the mainstream. One's ranking is inevitably linked to the time and money devoted to it. The political parties are therefore seeing their ‘grassroots’ blogs acquire considerable influence.

Considering His Grace is an unfinanced one-man spirit band, he is really quite humbled that his musings have become so ‘influential’. Quite whom they influence he is not sure, but they are certainly widely read, and for this he gives thanks to God.

The Wikio Rankings for March:

1Iain Dale's Diary
2Guy Fawkes' blog
3Liberal Conspiracy
4ConservativeHome's ToryDiary
7Dizzy Thinks
8Liberal Democrat Voice
9The Devil's Kitchen
10Harry's Place
12Old Holborn
13John Redwood's Diary
15Benedict Brogan's political blog
16Chicken Yoghurt
17Mr Eugenides
18Stumbling and Mumbling
19EU Referendum
20Tim Worstall
21Obnoxio The Clown
22Dave's Part
23Archbishop Cranmer
24The Wardman Wire
26Blaney's Blarney
27Nick Robinson's Newslog
28Pickled Politics
30UKPolling Report

Ranking by Wikio.


Blogger Timothy Belmont said...

I can see that I have a distance to go yet, Your Grace.

Many congratulations; quite an achievement.

Notice last night that Kevin Whately's great-great grandfather was the Most Rev Richard Whately?


3 March 2009 at 12:11  
Anonymous mckenzie said...

Two statements about the word TRUTH come to mind:

1. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

2. Let the truth be told.

It seems fiction will always be more popular than fact.

3 March 2009 at 12:17  
Blogger ProudGeordie said...

I don't know about influential, I think that is a bit insulting to Your Grace to be honest.

Honest, informative, insightful, intelligent are all words I would use to decribe your blog. I find 'influential' an insult to your readership as I imagine them to be in possesion of their own minds and regular readers because of a common belief or viewpoint. Certainly not because they are 'influenced' by your thinking, but rather inspired.

3 March 2009 at 12:51  
Blogger EUBanana said...

Judging by Labourlists high rankings, I don't think Your Grace need worry too much about this ranking. You clearly don't want to be up there with the mouthpieces anyway.

3 March 2009 at 12:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Cranmer' more influential than the BBC's Nick Robinson?


3 March 2009 at 13:20  
Blogger Daniel1979 said...

I am surprised that LabourList is 6th. Dolly was calling it a "BETA" blog until a few weeks ago.

He is going to be even more unbearable now!

3 March 2009 at 13:35  
Anonymous mckenzie said...

Nick Robinson falls into the same category as Walt Disney. There will always be a place in our hearts for fairy tales, but as much as we would love to believe in them, they are not meant to be influential.

3 March 2009 at 14:02  
Blogger The Heresiarch said...

"Influence" is a curious formulation for what Wikio measures, which is references in other "influential" blogs. A damning reference carries as much weight as a complimentary one: for example when Mr Thompson damned your posts as "creepy", that would have contributed towards your grace's improvement in this ranking. Who knows, it might have been entirely responsible for it.

It is well to remember that the Italian for "influence" is "influenza".

3 March 2009 at 14:59  
Anonymous not a machine said...

your grace appears to be modernising quite nicely , i can only hope that we all find more god than blogg

3 March 2009 at 18:34  
Blogger Obnoxio The Clown said...

I am surprised that LabourList is 6th. Dolly was calling it a "BETA" blog until a few weeks ago.

He is going to be even more unbearable now!

More the left-wing Old Holborn than the left-wing Iain Dale, I think! :o)

3 March 2009 at 21:40  
Anonymous Mummy said...

I saw this
and thought may be you could do some thing with it. After Lord Ahmeds' (non) punishment for the same crime I thought if I tried I might just go pop.
regards, Mummy x

3 March 2009 at 21:56  
Blogger HM Stanley said...

Is His Grace going to comment on the Telegraph's Damian Thompson's take on Lady Jae Grey here http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/damian_thompson/blog/2009/03/04/lady_jane_grey_another_protestant_myth_dismantled_by_a_catholic_historian?

I am anxious to hear what he has to say...

4 March 2009 at 02:21  
Blogger HM Stanley said...

Apologies. That is Lady Jane Grey.

4 March 2009 at 02:23  
OpenID curly15 said...

May I thank your Grace for bringing this to my attention, I was not aware that I had at last entered this elite list at No. 100.

5 March 2009 at 11:31  

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