The Gender Balance website is today launching an award to encourage women bloggers. I am all for this. There is nothing worse than inhabiting a blogosphere that often consists mainly of blokes. You miss a lot.
Fortunately, we have numerous stars in the LibDem blogospheric diaspora who are women.
Three which immediately spring to mind as being very worthy of nomination for the award are:
People's Republic of Mortimer - it is difficult to over-state my admiration for this blog. The masthead and title are great. Alix writes superbly - very eruditely and with remarkably nuanced, precise observation.
Lindyloo's Muze - it's an absolute disaster. Spelling error in the title. Font all over the shop. Posts hurled at the computer with buckets of emotion and even hysteria. As mad as a box of frogs. But I love it. It's what a blog should be.
Mary Reid - Mary is a model of a confident lady councillor. "Confident" sums her up. She writes about local matters for her, but also makes sensible and sound, down-to-earth observations about more general political matters. In a crisis, in a big storm with rain and hail metaphorically lashing against the windows, Mary is the sort of person I would like to have advice from.
On this meme I should also name Best women blog posts. Mine are:
People's republic of Mortimer on Giscard d'Estaing and the EU treaty: I learnt a new word today. It's a great, fab post! Hilarious and cutting. Marvellous!
Lindyloo's Muse on Nick Clegg: If you can't make your mind up - ten reasons to vote Nick Clegg. Ludicrously gushing. Ridiculously over-the-top. Utterly pointless. Enough to make a grown man weep it's so sugary - but it's what blogging is all about.
Mary Reid on on the leadership election: Clever Cleggs.
Non LibDem women bloggers? Nadine Dorries. Rachel from North London. Suz Blog.
I tag: Norfolk Blogger, Duncan Borrowman, Lynne Featherstone, Cicero's Songs, Liberty Alone.