Getting noticed

Lord Norton

Thanks to ‘anonymous’ who contributed the following in a comment on the boingboing website at the end of last week: 

“Tangentially, you all might be interested in the ‘House of Lords’ blog – http://lordsoftheblog.net/. It is filled with thought-provoking commentary and insight about the bumpy but successful running of a parliamentary democracy. Raise your concerns there.”

As a result, we have had traffic from the site throughout the week, contributing to an increase in the daily readership.  It’s good to be noticed.

8 comments for “Getting noticed

  1. Chris K
    29/11/2009 at 9:49 pm

    Boingboing is now going on my favourites page. The internet empowers people on issues that matter to them in a fantastic way.

    Lord Norton, an unrelated question that occurred to me earlier and that I’ve been unable to find an answer to: is Lord Willoughby de Broke eligible to vote in a future Conservative hereditary by-election?

    • lordnorton
      10/12/2009 at 10:35 pm

      Chris K: On your last point, it’s a good question. The rules are silent on the point.

  2. Barbara Gordon
    30/11/2009 at 11:38 am

    I recommend the blog to every fresh intake of students doing politics/parliamentary internships when I volunteer at their Uni library for textbook loan time. It’s twice yearly at this point.

    • lordnorton
      10/12/2009 at 10:36 pm

      Barbara Gordon: Many thanks for that encouraging comment. It’s much appreciated.

  3. Croft
    01/12/2009 at 1:13 pm

    Can’t say I use boingboing, I’m slightly surprised by the level of cynicism of the commons but a level of trust of the Lords. I daren’t start of the Digital Bill as it’s likely to make my blood boil.

  4. Carl Holbrough
    02/12/2009 at 5:56 pm

    The Lords in my opinion do put in a lot of work which includes many voluntarily hours.

    Boingboing at this time are discussing the Digital economy bill yet my Lords do not seem to want to debate this as yet here. The same goes for the equality bill. Interest has already been expressed in several blogs.

    It seems the Lords are only prepared to debate with the public after debate in the House which is often too late. Today was the second reading of the Digital Economy Bill in the HoL, which I am watching at present.

    • lordnorton
      02/12/2009 at 10:50 pm

      Carl Holbrough: See my latest post, which is on the Digital Economy Bill. Comments on it are welcome.

  5. Carl Holbrough
    02/12/2009 at 8:50 pm

    Please read the comments on these pages re the Digital Ecomy Bill.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/11/the_digital_economy_bill.html

    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/0,39029471,49304340,00.htm

    http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/digital-economy-bill-sparks-mass-protest-653636

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/cappuccinoculture/5574253/debating-the-digital-economy-bill.thtml

    And of course boingboing which Lord Norton mentioned.

    http://www.boingboing.net/2009/11/20/britains-new-interne.html

    This is bad law that will not work and only result in innocents suffering.

    The hypocrisy that the Government states everyone needs fast broadband along with penalties, that maybe unjustified, of internet disconnection is ludicrous and WILL result in the alienation of millions of our young.

    There is much evidence to be put forward, clear facts and the House needs to know these asap. This bill has far reaching implications beyond what is being implied.

    Apologies for the off topic post.

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