The most influential blogs on religion
His Grace is delighted to learn that he remains the No1 blog in the UK, a position he has now held consistently since his reconstitution / resurrection / reincarnation three years ago.
The list is as follows (including Wikio ranking):
23 Archbishop Cranmer
91 Holy Smoke
93 Heresy Corner
95 Bartholemews Notes on Religion
141 Bishop Alan
154 Anglican Mainstream (though not a blog)
182 SPCK/SSG News Notes and Info
194 Virtue Online (though this is a US site)
Cranmer thanks and blesses his loyal readers and communicants for their faithfulness.
For those who do not rate Wikio, there is a further Anglican-orientated list compiled (Top 10 only displayed here) by the also excellent Rev Peter Ould, based on Alexa rankings (whatever they be):
1 Episcopal Church Official Site 179,668
2 Stand Firm in Faith 213,348
3 Titus One Nine 264,542
4 Church Times 326,621
5 Virtue Online 340,803
6 Archbishop Cranmer 355,424
7 An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Orthodoxy 441,518
8 Episcopal Café 484,611
9 MidWest Conservative Journal 502,333
10 Sydney Anglicans 515,484
This is a global list, and indicates that the No1 slot in the UK is occupied by The Church Times.
Cranmer is not sure how or why this is, or why the excellent Ruth Gledhill appears nowhere. But he is encouraged to note that this places him as the 2nd most influential Anglican blog in the UK and 6th in the world, way above the present incumbent of See of Canterbury.
And a campaign has emerged demanding that Facebook 'Bring Back Archbishop Cranmer'.
It appears that His Grace’s altercation with Facebook’s ‘computer-says-no’ geeks has attracted interest from all over the world. Being Ayatollah Cranmer might just confirm to those who insist that religion and politics should be kept separate that Archbishop Cranmer is infinitely more benign.