In response to a comment on the Tumeke! blogosphere rankings Tim Selwyn admits he counts the number of posts and comments manually.
That’s a huge task so it’s no wonder it takes two or three weeks for him to do it.
The results of his work show one new entrant in the top 20 – New Zeal moves up 7 to 16 which puts Homepaddock back one to 17.
Kiwiblog retained its first placing and was also first for the average number of comments.
Homepaddock was third for the number of posts – a place I don’t expect to maintain because I’ve been writing fewer posts since the election.
The biggest gain in the top 20 was No Minister which went up 6 places to 4th.
Among my other regular reads Roarprawn gained 2 to 11; Dimpost dropped 1 to 13; Inquiring Mind was steady on 15; Poneke went down 1 to 18 but was 5th for the highest average number of comments (and second in that category for blogs done by individuals rather than a number of contributers.) If I was judging the quality of comments, Ponke would rate highly – he manages to attract mainly intelligent and often witty comments with few which confuse personal invective and debate.
The Hand Mirror was steady on 22, NZ Conservative was up 1 to 23 and also did well with the average number of comments, due in part to their popular Friday night free for all; Big News leapt 16 to 26; Anti Dismal gained 8 places to 29 and Something Should Go here gained a couple to 34.
In a Strange Land was down 3 to 52; Monkeywith typewriter gained 1 to 56; exexpat dropped 6 to 59; goNZo Freakpower gained 9 places to 87, Cicero made a first appearance at 65 and Macdoctor debuted at 71.
I couldn’t find John Ansell on the list, I’m not sure if that’s because I didn’t look properly or his blog is too new to register.