In June last year the ALS hosted the first competition for best blogger. At the time it was “best solo libertarian blogger”, after after much vote-rigging it was eventually won by the self-described “classical liberal” Andrew Norton.
This year we’ve decided to broaden the category to “best libertarian blog” (to give catallaxy & thoughts on freedom a chance), and limited the options so that people are just choosing between 10 blogs.
The options include some of the big names of the Australian plogospohere (political blogosphere) — such as Catallaxy Files, Andrew Norton, Jennifer Marohasy and Thoughts on Freedom. It also includes a few blogs that deserve to be more popular with libertarians — Austrolabe and Liberty Whinge.
One important new option includes Helen Dale (aka skepticlawyer), who has broken away from Catallaxy & Thoughts and started her own blog at Skeptic Lawyer.
For the pro-war, pro-Republican libertarians there is Melbourne objectivist PRODOS, and McCain-apologist Jim Fryar at Real World Libertarian. And rounding out the options for this year is Double Think, by the mysterious Jono.
There are plenty of libertarian blogs that I didn’t include. Sorry to those authors, but I needed to keep the options managable. I tried to pick the most well-known and active to choose from. For the curious, some other libertarian blogs can be found at Fleeced, Wackingday, The Western Lines, Chris Berg, Australian Gun Owner & more if you follow the links.
The last ALS poll question was “who are you”. Well, apparently you are an Australian libertarian male under 40. Of 127 responses, 88% were male, 81% were Australian, 80% were self-declared libertarian and 74% were under 40 (with 41% being in my age bracket of 20-29). Welcome.