Last night's result in the nail-biting Goldsmid by-election has, predictably, been the main topic of conversation on my barometer of Brighton and Hove's blogosphere, i.e. people I follow on Twitter.

Here's what those who used the #Goldsmid tag had to say about the run-up, and the Green's victory.

Back on firmer ground, the city's politico bloggers have already started to give their reaction. It was the Green's night, so I'll start with Ben Duncan, aka Kemptown Ben, whose reaction is a delighted General Election - bring it on!

The post is brimming with excitement at what the result means for his party - and no wonder, as I imagine he and his fellow Greens were probably up half the night celebrating.

He says: "The council's King's House HQ is buzzing this morning with heated negotiations about what this all means for the future of the Tory administration - and how opposition and the crucial scrutiny processes should be managed without a clear party of opposition."

A more measured reaction, as you would expect, from the Brighton Politics Blog.

He makes the important point that, as far as he is concerned, this isn't being seen as a protest vote by the Tories: "There is anger at both parties [Labour and Conservatives], but most particularly against the party of government. Mary Mears, a most perceptive politician, has already identified the Greens as the main opponents to the Tories. She dismissed the result as a protest vote on national issues but was quick to attack Green policies, saying that they have not properly costed their programme. That is, indeed a challenge for the Greens."

Both these posts refer to ex-Labour supporter Neil Harding's take on the by-election.

He is looking firmly to the future ramifications of Alex Philips's victory, calling for a "traffic light" coalition between Labour, the Lib Dems and the Greens: "This is a political earthquake - it is quite possible the Greens could now be the biggest party in the 2011 elections."

The by-election has also come to the attention of Westminster blogger Iain Dale, who says the result means the Brighton Pavilion constituency will be one of the most interesting seats to watch in the next general election

UPDATE By Monday, we had the first post from someone actively attacking Green policy, Labour party member Dan Wilson, who wrote this salvo against the victors. He writes: "They [the Greens] are tough, even savage campaigners. But they are also organised and well resourced. But really, after so many years on the city council, what have the Green managed to achieve for Brighton and Hove?"

He also coins a phrase I, for one, will be using to describe those sections of the city more receptive to Green campaigning - the Muesli Belt. He says we'll know what he means, and yes, I think we do.