Saturday 17 July 2010

We the Euroblogs

What do they think about us?

Introspection seems to be a favourite among extroverts.

The Waggener Edstrom Brussels Blogger Study 2010 triggered talk among independent Eurobloggers – on Twitter (as well as on blogs).

The catchword of Waggener Edstrom was influence, if exerted in English. My initial reaction is that the study was an interesting first attempt, but it left me with more questions than answers with regard to selection, criteria and results.

The agency could have done the public the favour of posting the study on its website.

If you want to dig deeper, you can follow the Twitter discussion and track down most of the blog posts through the hashtag #bbs10 (several pages).

Lacomeurop√©enne continues its excellent work on EU communications. Not only does it comment on the Waggener Edstrom study, but it presents Fleishman-Hillard’s Netvibes pages on Euroblogs according to categories: FH’s selection, Journalists, Citizens, EU officials, Commissioners, MEPs, Corporate, and Collective.

Individual choices can always be discussed, and linguistic diversity is still a challenge, but Fleishman-Hillard’s updated listings capture much of what I consider to be useful Euroblogs (influential or not).

Ralf Grahn


  1. A bit off-topic: just saw a banner on your blog, covering half of your sidebar. Is that a new feature of Google's blogspot site? I haven't seen that on other blogs.

  2. Brussels Blogger,

    Sadly, I don't know exactly what you mean by banner, so I am unable to respond to your question.

    What I have, in abundance, is RSS feeds with blog and news headlines, but probably you meant something else.

  3. Yes Ralf, Brussels Blogger means something else. There are now Google ads appearing on your blog on the down left hand corner. It's huge! It takes almost a quarter of the screen.

  4. Europasionaria,

    Thank you for telling me, but the contradictory thing is that I see no Google ads, so there is little I can do.

    I don't really know how to react to the invisible ads.

    I have never knowingly permitted ads on this blog.

  5. Ralf, I see now that the advertising banner is marked with "Ad by Google" - so it's clear where it comes from. The only thing is that on a small screen the advertising banner is covering part of your right-hand sidebar.

  6. Brussels Blogger,

    Interestingly, I do not see the ads myself using the Google Chrome browser.

    I have never knowingly approved any ads on my blog.

    I tried to look for an address to contact Google, but found pages only for adding ads, not for direct contact to remove them.


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