Politics Me, me, me, me, me Is this this most egomaniacal blog post ever? Print HTML I'm often mocked by colleagues in the NS office for the rather egomaniacal and self-centred headlines I deploy on blog posts, eg: Melanie Phillips, Michael Portillo and me Obama, Bush, Frodo, Jon Stewart and me Andy Burnham's dad is upset with me Me, me, me, eh? Then again, why hide the fact that we columnists/bloggers have oversized egos, often in need of massaging? Why else do we do what we do? To get noticed, to have people read us, discuss our views and opinions, blah, blah, blah. So, under the wafer-thin and rather transparent pretext of thanking you all for voting for me, let me egomaniacally draw your attention to three online polls/surveys released in the past week. ** This blog was ranked as the tenth-best media blog in the Total Politics Annual Blog Poll. ** And it was ranked as the 22nd-best left-wing blog (in the same poll of more than 2,200 people). ** Meanwhile, Left Foot Forward (which topped the list of left-wing blogs!) has compiled a list of the 50 "most influential left-wingers", based on suggestions from readers, in which I bizarrely appear alongside the likes of Peter Mandelson, Tony Blair and Noam Chomsky. (If you're crazy enough to believe that I merit a spot in the top five (!) than you can vote for me here.) Self-promotion over. Back to work . . . Oh, and thanks again! :-) › The perils of Friday night drinks Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. Subscribe More Related articles From "cockroaches" to campaigns: how the UK press u-turned on the refugee crisis A French newspaper prints a full-page picture of Jeremy Corbyn in his underwear (kind of) What's going on with the BBC and the Met Office?