Those infamous Danish cartoons, US TV channel Comedy Central’s news analysis mock-up, “The Colbert Report,” which orchestrated a “wikiality” check for Wikipedia, a petition by LiveJournal bloggers angry about interface changes, anti-Bush sentiment and Technorati proved to be the top blog posts of 2006, according to Nielsen Buzz Metrics this week.
From this we can we probably presume that a) you shouldn’t mess with someone’s space b) bloggers are largely liberal and c) they might be liberal technogeeks?
Here’s hoping some comics bloggers like Steve Holland over at Bear Alley start climbing the ladder this year.
The 2007 Bloggies – your chance to vote for your favourite blog – have just started. I’ve nominated Bear Alley, but Joe Gordon’s fab Forbidden Planet International blog topped my comics-related votes, which may sound a bit disloyal considering the amount of work I do for the other Forbidden Planet (well, Titan), but what the heck. There’s plenty of comics blogs out there now – many of the links on this page such as David Bishop’s Vicious Imagery is a blog, as is Doctor Who and Robin Hood writer Paul Cornell’s House of Awkwardness.
Nielsen ranked the top blog posts of 2006, ranking them according to how many inbound links came their way between January and December. There were 18 blogs generating the 100 most popular posts of the year: here’s the top ten:
8. Milking it? (warning – graphic war images. This item has now been archived and has been superceded by a definitive report on the media coverage of the “Qana” incident on 30 July 2006)
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.