Thanks to Tim Selwyn at Tumeke! for the word.
In the absence of matters concrete some of us, including Adam, are dribbling on about metrics.
So Adam hesitates to introduce yet another. However, in looking at Tumeke! rankings, which personally Adam prefers overall, one cannot help but be struck by a number of factors. Many blogs in the Top 35, after which Adam could not be bothered doing the analysis, are in fact collectives.
Public Address is in fact several blogs so the numbers are an aggregation. It is not one blog.
So in an idle moment Adam went through the Top 35 blogs in the Tumeke! blog rankings as at end January 2009 and produced a list of blogs run by one author.
To run a blog as a ‘blogger sole’ is hard work. To run one that successfully competes with the collectives is damn hard work.
Therefore, step forward for the inaugural blogger sole listing of NZ political, news and current affairs blogs. Drumroll please!
4 No Right Turn
7 New Zeal
9 Cactus Kate
10 The Inquiring Mind
11 Open Parachute
12 Hot Topic
13 Radical cross stitch Error per comment below, everyone below move up 1
14 Something should go here, maybe later
15 Fundy post
16 Put’em all on an island
20 The Persuader
21 Dear John
22 Keeping Stock
Special thanks to the Top 4 for their efforts as each of them is in the Top 10 of blogs in the Tumeke! listing.