Momentarily putting aside those issues that invoke impassioned debate as well as those that inspire apathy, allow the management the luxury of basking in the rewards of their endeavours, pop-pickers. The latest figures for the top 100 political blogs have been published and the Raccoon Arms is positioned at No.36. And whilst that may not exactly sound like gold and platinum disc territory, bear in mind that, of the 35 above us in the hit parade, a mere three share our punk/DIY ethic, in that the rest are produced by political parties or organisations and think-tanks affiliated with political parties. They have big resources promoting them, whereas we are a non-profit blog – not that it isn’t tempting at times to succumb to the allure of advertising and the trickle of cash it can bring with it; but wouldn’t ads ruin the decor here?
Perhaps with the absence from the charts of such headline-grabbing blogs as barristerblogger and – especially – Exaro (with the latter receiving an inordinate excess of mainstream coverage in proportion to its audience), our presence is all the sweeter. Thanks for tuning-in and keep spreading the word. No.35 is in our sights.