Blowing our own trumpet


On top of wangling a space in Iain Dale’s directory of political blogs (thanks, Mick) and scoring far too highly on the Socialist Unity top 101 (thanks, Andy), I notice from our site stats that the Sunrise is now quoted as a source on not one but two Wikipedia entries. Not on Irish politics, unfortunately, but in the entries on Jim Noble and Francis Wheen – both subjects I’ll probably return to.

I also notice that the stats counter is ticking over quite healthily, with hits up from 11,522 in August to 13,513 in September. Not in the same league as Socialist Unity, but I continue to be surprised that this blog attracts any readers at all. No doubt Earl would find a karmic reason for this.

Rud eile: I’m typing on the fly at the moment for reasons of travel, so if your comment languishes a while in the moderation queue don’t worry about it. Normal service will be resumed on Saturday, with further commentary on Respect. Apropos of which, I notice that the Weedy Wanker is shamelessly plagiarising Socialist Unity, and without attribution forbye. When they plagiarise me, I’ll really have hit the big time.


  1. Liam said,

    October 4, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    The WW is shamelessly plagiarising me too. It’s an honour I could live without. But in their more lucid moments do they not wonder about the value of their paper when one of its recent obsessions has been an offhand remark by me and some discussion in a blog’s comments section? There’s a big world out there they could be writing about.

  2. splinteredsunrise said,

    October 5, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Like you say, they should really get a hobby… oh hold on, they have one.

  3. Andy Newman said,

    October 5, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Indeed, a two page article in the latest issue by the world’s greatest marxist thinker, Jack Conrad, (closely rivaloed by Mike Macnair, obvioulsy) bringing up the authority of Trotstly etc to reply to comments critical of them on two blogs.

    Also a bizarre publishing in their letters page by the foolish blogger Southpaw punch, accusing us of not being active except behind the keyboard.

  4. cameron said,

    October 5, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    You’d think the three esteemed bloggers above would have better things to comment on than the Weekly Wonder.

    Obviously not.

  5. splinteredsunrise said,

    October 6, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Merely returning the compliment, Cameron… this is the sort of thing that makes your organ such compulsive reading.

  6. Lobby Ludd said,

    October 6, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Right now on TV is a programme about a home to tribute bands in Crewe (an ex methodist Chapel I believe) with interviews with various performers.

    For some reason I got this strange feeling that the CPGB is a kind of 1st International tribute band, re-enacting grand debates in smaller venues.

    Don’t give up the day job, lads.

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