Moving on... back in the mists of time I asked local bloggers to complete a survey advertising themselves and their local credentials, so I think it's only fair to put their blogs at the front of the queue for review. So let's have a look at the jobs they've done...
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Title: Want to be a free thinker, but still a nice person
Publisher: Elizabeth Thomas
Berkshire blog ranking: 15th (August 2009)
Sample posting: Strawberries and Cream (28th June 2009)
Style: (2 out of 2pts)
Gently eclectic. A truly open-minded, welcoming and generous-spirited hostess who refuses to allow any imposition to overwhelm.
Specialisms: (1.5 out of 2pts)
General discussions of everything - explorations of all aspects of life from trapped butterflies to family life and cross-cultural observations to heavyweight discussion of international or political issues. Loses half a mark for being hard to pin down.
Regularity: (1.5 out of 2pts)
Averages 2-3 times daily. Sometimes it's difficult to keep up!
Multi-media: (1.5 out of 2pts)
Regular photos and occasional video.
Interactivity: (2 out of 2pts)
Highly active discussion threads bringing together people from across the political spectrum and from across both sides of the Atlantic. Regularly uses Facebook to canvass opinion on interesting subjects.
Total rating: (8.5 out of 10pts)
Quote this: "A disconcertingly hypnotic genius of a blog: always refreshing, always reassuring and always a joy to read!"