LEAST UNPOPULAR AUSTRALIAN LEFTOID BLOGS

Leaving aside Crikey.com.au (ranking: 47,736) here are Australia’s top ten lefty blogs, as determined by Alexa traffic counts (which may or may not be reliable; beats me how these things work). Note that the count for some sites are combined due to sharing a common domain:

1. Tim Lambert: 122,559

2. Troppo Armadillo: 131,292

3. Larvatus Prodeo and Rob Corr: 211,441 (Note: the daily ranking at LP’s new site is 159,263)

4. Catallaxy Files: 225,663

5. John Quiggin: 320,092

6. David Tiley and Cast Iron Balcony: 382,880

7. Gary Sauer-Thompson: 388,696

8. Singing Bridges (Australia’s best blog): 595,755

9. Tim Dunlop: 708,228 (Note: Dunlop’s daily ranking is 266,229, which may be more representative)

10. Daily Flute: 825,427

It’s possible I’ve missed a couple. Add any omissions in comments.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/30/2005 at 10:58 AM
    1. The Road to Oblivion is ranked 266,229?  What’s the point of even doing it?

      I would just bet some blogs devoted to crochet rank higher.

      Posted by wronwright on 2005 12 30 at 12:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, there’s been some pretty vicious infighting on crochet blogs.  And the knitting ones?  Don’t get me started.

      Posted by Achillea on 2005 12 30 at 01:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Crochet hooks and knitting needles ~ Exactly why they wouldn’t allow the lethal buggers on US flights.  Knitting grannies can snap at a moment’s notice, they’re THAT unstable.

      “Knit one, purl two” is like some Ninja training mantra.  It finishes with “jab it in and push it through”.

      Posted by tree hugging sister on 2005 12 30 at 03:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. Since when is Catallaxy a lefty blog?

      Posted by alexs on 2005 12 30 at 07:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Where’s Webdiary?

      Posted by Stevo on 2005 12 30 at 09:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Talking of LP, how doe you get your mind around this kind of nonsense?

      “Don’t you know Tim? Even as a hoax the little red diaries represent a greater truth, just like fake turkeys.”

      Posted by robf on 2005 12 30 at 09:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Scott Wickstein here, hijacking Tex’s computer while I laze around on his country estate, Rancho Texo.

      Not sure about that number for Troppo because it might incorporate the traffic for the entire ‘Ubersportingpundit’ domain so if it is counting my cricket blog as well, that might explain the higher number.

      Tex is not dead, he’s just too lazy to blog these days.

      Posted by Tex on 2005 12 30 at 10:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. For sentimental reasons, I think Webdiary belongs on that list.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2005 12 30 at 11:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. catallaxy seems more free-market libertarian than lefty to me.

      Posted by drscroogemcduck on 2005 12 31 at 12:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. Catallaxy must also be the only “leftoid” blog with a Liberal Party member among its bloggers.

      Posted by mark_bahnisch on 2005 12 31 at 01:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, you’ve got Latham supporter Jason running the show, and Don Arthur posting frequently … maybe Catallaxy ain’t leftoid, but it sure is leftish.

      Posted by Tim B. on 2005 12 31 at 03:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. Crooked Timber has two Australian members and ranks 39,562. As you say, it’s unclear what this means, but it’s ranked higher than any of the rightoid Oz blogs I could locate on a quick scan.

      Posted by John Quiggin on 2005 12 31 at 08:21 AM • permalink

 

  1. Two Aussies out of 16 contributors at a US-based site, John? We’re comparing local blogs here.

    Posted by Tim B. on 2005 12 31 at 12:21 PM • permalink