Blog Awards Long List announced…

The Irish Blog Awards panel have met and winnowed things down to a series of long lists… The political section is looking very strong this year.. and rightly, IHMO, has its fair share of northern blogs… Which for me is a reflection of where the strength, pound for pound, currently lies in the Irish political blogosphere… That said, I would have liked to have seen the category bent somewhat to have the like of Michael Taft, Gerard O’Neill and Stephen Kinsella squeezed in there. After all, what is politics now, if not economics? Political long list below the fold:Suzy Byrne
Three thousand Versts
Tuppenceworth
Slugger O’Toole
Mark Devenport
Irish Election
Dublin Opinion
Public Inquiry
Cedarlounge
A Publisher’s Blog
Your Friend in the North
O’Conall Street
Unionist Lite
Green Inkpen
James Lawless
Daniel Sullivan
Keith Martin
El Blogador
Gavin’s Blog
The Politics Show

  • I loved the Gender Analyser on Tuppenceworth, and tried it on my own blog. I scored about 70% male, which I thought was OK. Pretty butch, I thought to myself, with a slight touch of pride.

    http://www.genderanalyzer.com/

    Then I tried it on Maman Poulet (aka Suzy Byrne) for comparative purposes. She got 87% male!

    We think http://mamanpoulet.com/ is written by a man (87%).

    Instant deflation of butch pride …

  • Mick Fealty

    Slugger: 61%

  • South Belfast Diary: 56% with the comment:

    ‘We guess http://southbelfastdiary.blogspot.com/ is written by a man (56%), however it’s quite gender neutral.’

    I suspect they are just assuming any political content means it’s written by a man. *fume*

  • Aww, you’re too kind 🙂

  • Jenny,

    I suspect they are just assuming any political content means it’s written by a man. *fume*

    Or the contrary. I just did the Gender Analyzer on my other (non-political) blog, and I got this result:

    We guess http://abcdefghi.blogspot.com/ is written by a woman (54%), however it’s quite gender neutral.

    This despite the fact tht I clearly say that I am a man in my self-description. I imagine the algorythms are designed so that if you mention politics you get given a Y Chromosome, whereas if you mention books, films and fluffy kittens you get two X Chromosomes!

  • OK, more fluffy kittens on my blog then!