Yes, it's that time of year when we announce the UK's best green blogs for 2008.
The Green Blogosphere is definitely picking up, both in the numbers of green blogs and their quality. Green bloggers are also taking part in broader group blogs like Liberal Conspiracy and Scribo Ergo Sum, which is really good to see, plus there is the new innovation, for the Green Party (this list isn't exclusively party blogs by the way), using blogs as part of its democratic life - whether that be the executive candidates or even controversial blogs like the Stop the Boycott blog which campaigns against the Green Party's policy on Israel.
Of course, this is all a bit of fun and although I take a lot of time on it and try to ensure that it isn't just a reflection of the blogs I read and/or my friends (which I think "the system" does pretty successfully) I know in the past some people have taken this to be my "personal favourites" list, but it really isn't. I wouldn't want anyone to think it's more than a mechanism for highlighting those who've been putting in some really good blogging over the last year.
That also means that newer green blogs like Rayyan Mirza and Aled Fisher, who are more than interesting reads, haven't quite been going long enough to get onto this year's list. Anyway, enough of the waffle and on to the list - congratulations to you all.
|3 ||Green Girls Global|
|4 ||Kitchen Witch|
|5 ||Ruscombe Green|
|7 ||Barkingside 21|
|9 ||Greenpeace UK|
|10 ||Stuart's Big Green Spot|
|11||Flesh is grass|
|12 ||Gaian Economics|
|14||Coventry Green Party|
|20 ||Alice in Blogland|
But that's not all! We have the all important PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD!
That's where you get to vote on who you think is the best green blogger of 2008. You can vote in the right hand column of this blog - but this year we've stepped up the poll and you can have the same poll on your own blog (God I hope this works).
Simply cut and paste the following code into the relevant place on your blog or site and you should see the same poll with the same results that are displayed here. Let me know if you have difficulties.
The poll closes at midnight on the first of September - so get voting, and good luck.