Thanks to Newcastle Rocks (which is developing brilliantly) for alerting us to the fact that voting is now open for the Total Politics Best Blog Poll 2010. The votes will be compiled and included in the forthcoming book, the Total Politics Guide to Blogging 2010-11, which will be published in September.
Rules for nominating websites are as follows:
1. You must vote for your ten favourite blogs and ranks them from 1 (your favourite) to 10 (your tenth favourite).
2. Your votes must be ranked from 1 to 10. Any votes which do not have rankings will not be counted.
3. You MUST include at least FIVE blogs in your list, but please list ten if you can. If you include fewer than five, your vote will not count.
4. Email your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Only vote once.
6. Only blogs based in the UK, run by UK residents or based on UK politics are eligible. No blog will be excluded from voting.
7. Anonymous votes left in the comments will not count. You must give a name
8. All votes must be received by midnight on 31 July 2010. Any votes received after that date will not count.
We at talk about local can think of a few hyperlocal websites that would fit the bill for this, such as Pits n Pots, Parwich.org, W14 & SW6 London or Newcastle Rocks themselves. If you can think of 5-10 blogs, local or otherwise, that you feel have an important political theme or impact, get voting!