Sorry about the blogging hiatus, been busy over the past couple of weeks...
Firstly can I say that the news about the closure of both Planet Politics and the Will Patterson Notebook is not really welcome news in the Macbloggosphere. To lose two insightful and interesting bloggers is a sad loss to the Macbloggosphere.
Secondly, both of those blogs touched on the Total Politics annual poll (which I had missed). I wasn't expecting an appearance for this blog in the list (I think my misbehaving hard drive put paid to that!). Even so, a couple of the results were slightly perplexing, and the whole polling process seems like, ah what's the phrase... a quick and dirty exercise. The culling of the Scottish list to 25 (from 50 last year) also seems unsatisfactory considering the "cottage industry" nature of the Macbloggosphere. Still, that shouldn't detract from the sucesses of the MacBlogosphere,hearty congratulations to those at Better Nation towers for making the top ten on the Left Wing blogs list.
All in all, an unsatisfactory couple of days for the Macblogosphere.