Labour List tops Labour blog poll: Ephems comes in at 77!

Congratulations to Alex Smith and Mark Ferguson of the Labour List blog on coming first in the list of 100 best Labour blogs — the latest results of a poll conducted by the (right-of-centre) Total Politics website of the well-known Conservative blogger  and television commentator, Iain Dale.  The full list is here:   those with sufficient stamina and spare time may even spot the present Ephems blog blinking shyly at No. 77.  In the words of Total Politics,

This list is the result of more than 2,200 people who voted in the Total Politics Annual Blog Poll during the second half of July.  Click on [any blog in the list] to visit it.

At the rate of one blog a day, starting at No. 1, you’d get to Ephems in 11 weeks’ time, and by then we’ll all know who has won the election for the new leader of the Labour Party.

As a fairly frequent contributor to Labour List, I’m delighted to see it promoted from No. 3 last year to the top slot in 2010.  There’s only one problem with Labour List:  there’s so much first-rate material on it that it’s impossible to read it all, and if you’re not careful you end up not reading any of it, like the donkey which, being equidistant from two identical bales of straw, starved to death.  Not yet a problem with Ephems!