Lucky 13 - Ribble Blog Recognized
The Save The Ribble Blog has been given national recognition: In a list of the Top 100 'Green Blogs' we come in at number 13.
This is an incredible achievement given the high quality of some of the blogs and bloggers lower down the list, the short time that we have been blogging (only for the last 9 months) and the local focus of our blog in what is a list featuring bloggers from all over the UK. It feels amazing to be ranked alongside the likes of Peter Tatchell and George Monbiot
Judges from the 'Daily (Maybe) Blog marked each blog out of ten on the following 10 areas: design; frequency of posting; writing ability; personality; comment; humour; range; interaction; popularity and independence of thought, we don't yet know what scores we got in each area, and we think we dropped a couple of points on design by using the rather ubiquitous 'Son of Moto' blog template, but we definitely must be doing something right!
What The Judges Thought
Here is what JimJay of the Daily Maybe said about our blog:
Jim Jay said...
What I liked about the save the ribble blog that it was a genuinely group effort, and connected directly to action - but more than that as a formally single issue blog it still had variety and range, which is why it is (I think) the highest ranked single issue blog.
I think it might also be the highest blog using "Son of Moto" - make of that what you will
Reigh Belisama's Reaction
Over 90 Save The Ribble Campaigners in a walk beside the Ribble to celebrate the launch of our blog and protest against the Riverworks proposals, nearly 9 months ago
This accolade will strengthen our resolve to keep blogging, to continue resisting irresponsible and dangerous council proposals that aim to barrage the River Ribble and build a massive housing estate in its' floodplain, and to continue to give a voice to all those people who love their local river. With more readers and people posting comments every day, we know our blog and our campaign will go from strength to strength (and we are sticking with 'Son Of Moto' - it works for us).