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Bloggers make the Macleans Top 50 Canadian Personalities

I saw this over at Sean Mcdonald’s blog, where CalgaryGrit (aka Dan Arnold) not only got into the Maclean’s Top 50 Canadian Personalities, but made it all the way up to #3 on the list. He wasn’t the only blogger to make it however – Stephen Taylor of the Blogging Tories made it to #25, Tasha Kheiriddin, sometimes contributer over at the Blogging Tories, made it to #28. Akaash Maharaj, who also blogs for Liblogs and Prog Blog, is at #40.

This shows how bloggers are becoming an increasingly relevant force in Canadian public and political discourse, despite some who would disparage us as being nothing more then computer geeks wearing pyjamas and playing Risk or Dungeons and Dragons ( I think blogging in PJ’s is quite comfortable by the way… and I prefer playing Guild Wars online myself).

The only thing I’ll say about this list is.. where’s Jason Cherniak? Is this list valid without him on here? ๐Ÿ˜‰ How did the elfin-type geek guy not get on this list after all the Liblogs schilling he did to the media in Montreal at the Liberal Convention in the blogging room?
I demand an investigation into the voting. Maybe the Maclean folks who voted on this panel (whoever they are) dislike him and are biased ๐Ÿ™‚

Then again.. this appears to be an incomplete list – Macleans is only up to #46 as of this posting – so maybe they’ll slot him in at uh.. #50 or something.

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11 comments to Bloggers make the Macleans Top 50 Canadian Personalities

  • Yeah, I don’t think that the list has any order to it either. I’m #25… yet I certainly don’t “outrank” the likes of Paul Wells, Lewis MacKenzie, L. Ian MacDonald etc.

  • slg

    :em66:

    Interesting – a certain spectator in Alberta doesn’t reach the list of any of the good and respected bloggers. Hmmmm.

    Tom Flanagan – huh?

    They forgot you, Scott – maybe your name will come up.

  • The list is just 50 people who Macleans signed up to comment for them…I don’t think it’s in any particular order or is neccesarily the “top 50” of anything.

    But it was great to be on a list with so many people I respect…and Tom Flanagan!

  • knb

    Actually, I don’t think they are in any particular order.

    John Moore is in there and I don’t think he has a blog per se, but he’s #9. He does write and host radio, so he has a format that does reach the public, so perhaps this is what it’s about.

  • Um.. you didnt have any issue with the Harper pulling a Cheney post? Wow :em11:

  • Scott,

    Is there any reason you see to believe it isnt in order?

    I guess not. I mean, Lloyd Axworthy, who writes about 4 columns a year for the Globe, is ranked #1. Maude Barlow’s number 2. And Sujit Choudhry is number 4. Tom Flanagan as number 6? All of these people along with Tasha Kheiriddin is ranked above Paul Wells. I guess I just see no rhyme or reason to it. Although it is weird that they would feel the need to give numbers to the people. Maybe you just haven’t said anything slightly controversial today and I can’t get to sleep at night unless I disagree with you at least once.

    :em36:

  • My interpretation (and Sean’s) was that this a Top 50 list of Canada’s Most well known personalities. If I am wrong.. I’ll retract… but I still think its darn good that 4 bloggers got in the list.

  • Ummm… is that list actually real?

    Glen Clark?!! No bio, no comment, resigned in disgrace. He now runs a sign company for Jimmy Pattison.

  • :em14:

    I don’t know Olaf.. when I see a list ranked #1 to #50, I presume they’ve done it in that order of importance. I dont see a disclaimer on there that says “in no particular order”.

    Is there any reason you see to believe it isnt in order?

  • Scott,

    , where CalgaryGrit (aka Dan Arnold) not only got into the Macleanโ€™s Top 50 Canadian Personalities, but made it all the way up to #3 on the list.

    You seem to think that they’re ranked by importance. Why?

  • Two Libloggers, two Blogging Tories but no Blogging Dipper.

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