There is a blog-ranking service operated by a company called Wikio. Every so often they publish a ranking of the best political blogs which leads to much anguish and ranting about bias (etc) within the political sphere.
They have now expanded their categories to include some new areas, probably hoping that they can gain the same level of controversy and introspective ranting on other blogs. The business case being that lots of blogs discussing a ranking system is good publicity for the ranking system.
Although the company vehemently denies this, and has gone to more than usual efforts to explain its latest rankings, I can only conclude that the newly formed London ranks are deliberately designed to engender the private head scratching that has occurred since it was published last week.
Unlike the political sphere though, the London bloggers haven’t been at each others throats snarling about who moves up or down, probably because frankly, we are a rather more laid back community and tend to like each other too much to care about who is deemed best by a dubious ranking system.
The only comments I will make is to be utterly bemused by the alleged “most London of London blogs”, which is a European architecture website that hardly ever mentions London. The spelling of “Diamind Geezer” raises an eyebrow.
In order to remove some of the rather dubious rankings they have come up with, I will list the alleged top-20 blogs, but will discard their ranking of who is best/worst and will list them in purely alphabetical order.
You may make up your own minds about which of the below London blogs are the ones you think to be the best.
- Baroque in Hackney
- Brockley Central
- dezeen (the non-London architecture blog)
- diamind geezer
- Going Underground’s Blog
- London Reconnections
- Spitalfields Life
- The Blackheath Bugle
- The Great Wen
- The Greenwich Phantom
- The London Foodie
- Tired of London, Tired of Life
- Visit London Blog