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50 Most Powerful Blogs, 100 Christian Blogs and popular vs powerful


I’ve cut and paste to make a list – for a summary on each one that is in the top 50 list and why, go to The Guardian:

  1. huffingtonpost.com
  2. boingboing.net
  3. techcrunch.com (UnkyDunky etc)
  4. kottke.org
  5. dooce.com (sacked for blogging)
  6. perezhilton.com (you know you want it)
  7. talkingpointsmemo.com
  8. icanhascheezburger.com (cats and the first Internet language)
  9. beppegrillo.it
  10. gawker.com
  11. drudgereport.com
  12. blog.sina.com.cn/xujinglei
  13. treehugger.com *waves* hello I know you visit 🙂
  14. microsiervos.com
  15. TMZ.com
  16. engadget.com
  17. marbury.typepad.com I love West Wing
  18. chezpim.typepad.com
  19. basicthinking.de/blog
  20. thesartorialist.blogspot.com
  21. studentsforafreetibet.org
  22. jezebel.com
  23. gigazine.net
  24. girlwithaonetrackmind.blogspot.com similar to Belle de Jour now a journo o.O
  25. mashable.com
  26. stephanieklein.blogs.com
  27. holymoly.co.uk
  28. www.michellemalkin.com
  29. crankyflier.com
  30. gofugyourself.typepad.com
  31. gapingvoid.com (Hi Hugh on @twitter/gapingvoid )
  32. dirtydirtydancing.com
  33. crookedtimber.org
  34. bean-sprouts.blogspot.com
  35. theoffside.com Soccer fans – I think I met this guy? *puzzled* it was sport tho….
  36. petiteanglaise.com
  37. crooksandliars.com 200m visitors
  38. chocolateandzucchini.com I blogged about this one before
  39. samizdata.net passion and politics
  40. andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com
  41. thefword.org.uk Feminism, not F**k, you got a dirty mind!
  42. privatesecretdiary.com
  43. popjustice.com
  44. waiterrant.net
  45. hecklerspray.com
  46. WoWinsider.com One of the few blogs I visit regularly-ish
  47. angryblackbitch.blogspot.com
  48. stylebubble.typepad.com Fashion
  49. afterellen.com Lesbian politics
  50. copyblogger.com online writing
  51. laurelpapworth.com (Hmmm, I meant to put me in ZERO, not 51 😛 )

Reasons to read the original post at the Guardian Observer: They’ve got a paragraph or two on each blog. They have a comments area:

Join the Debate: If you would like to comment about our choice of blogs, go to blogs.guardian.co.uk/digitalcontent

They have really funny last lines that start with Least Likely To Post:

Least likely to post ‘YouTube? It’ll never catch on’ (TechCrunch)
Least likely to post ‘We can only wish Rupert Murdoch well with his new venture’ Gawker

How many of these powerful blogs are owned by traditional mainstream media?
What are the top 50 blogs in YOUR industry? Getting into these blogs might get you swamped temporarily, but for long term effect you need to be engaged with the top 50 bloggers in Travel or Publishing or whatever your gig is.
Dunno which blogs to read? Join the Attention Economy Support Group today! 😛 Actually that cartoon is from a post on the top Christian blogs including:

Christian Blog Awards,
Top 100 Christian blogs
30 Most influential religion blogs

Know your demographic, know what they get up to, go where they read – pffft you guys know this stuff!

Are the most powerful blogs the most read? Check out Megalicious Blogpond for Australia’s top 100 based on Alexa and Technorati rankings. Something odd has happened over there – I used to be on the list, now I’m not, yet my daily visitors have tripled in the last six weeks. I’m not fussed – I write very niche, not mainstream – and I guess things will right themselves soon. Meg has a hard time because Australians don’t blog on an Australian platform. How would anyone even know this blog was by an Aussie unless you came here, read it and checked out the profile etc? Good thing we are starting to list ourselves. But back to the question – is problogger (about how to make money blogging) a powerful blog, a popular blog or a massively well read niche blog?

Any blog can have it’s moment in the sun – look at Damien Mully with his Sky Handling are C**Ts post. But sustainable connections means engaging and communicating with people who are passionate about the subjects you are passionate about.

Anyway, get blogging. You can’t effect social change if you just sit there reading about it. Heh.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

10 thoughts on “50 Most Powerful Blogs, 100 Christian Blogs and popular vs powerful

  1. Yup the list is fickle like that, and is rather skewed towards the tech and “blog about blogging” type blogs. I wish there was a more “definitive” way of measuring. What makes a blog a “top” blog? Number of visitors, number of comments, number of subscribers, number of links, age, pagerank, quality of writing, relevancy…? All we can do is measure what is readily (and easily) quantifiable, but at the end of the day – to each his (or her) own.

    What is powerful is not necessarily popular, and what is popular not necessarily powerful. A well defined niche blog has the potential to be powerful within that niche. For example a post on ProBlogger about a newly released blogging service would be powerful, but a post about Australian Politics much less so – because it’s not relevant to much of the audience.

    It pains me to see wonderful blogs like yours fall off the list (and not by much I should add), I just haven’t been able to come up with a workable alternative 🙁

  2. Hey beautiful, I promise, I wasn’t whinging. Much. 😛

    I often think of the 90:9:1 rule (90% we read, 9% we comment or vote, 1% we are motivated to action by the blog post). If the blog doesn’t ‘hit us where we live’ it’s not going to be that powerful 🙂

  3. The purpose of this comment is provide points with which to debate with those believe in the possibility biological aliens from other planets.

    It raises some of the implications that would arise if there are biological aliens from other planets who were created in the image of God.

    I am referring to the possibility of beings from other planets that are aware of God existence and of His Commandments.

    I am not referring to animals or plants on other planets, even though animals and plants would more than likely be on the same planet as biological aliens with freewill like humans have been given.

    The debate refers to the possible existence of intelligent biological aliens with freewill who know of God, and who have the capacity to worship our Creator.

    I am not making any claim other than that God would have informed us if they are His servants, and God would protects us if they are His enemies if they could or would come to the earth.

    We need to realize that the invisible Devil and his invisible demons have and will continue to invent lies that intelligent biological freewill aliens have done and continue to visit the earth.

    I do not believe that biological aliens from other planets or galaxies could or would visit our earth, even if they do exist.

    We know that physical matter was Created by God, and this means that biological aliens could not have crated the Material Universe, and if they do exist anywhere in the Universe, then God created them.

    There are those who will say that Bible tells us all of what God has Created; and, that biological aliens are not mentioned in the Holy Bible.

    I would be slightly more generic, because of my limited knowledge, and say that it is obvious that God Created all Things; and, it could be that the Holy Bible only tells us what God knows is for our benefit.

    “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

    “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

    The only planet we humans know that has material biological life on it is our earth.

    The only planet the Holy Bible speaks of is the earth, but we now know that there are other planets were created by God.

    “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

    “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the Lord God made the earth and the heavens” (Genesis 2:4).

    “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter” (Proverbs 25:2).

    If material biological aliens from other planets or solar systems did exist, then they could not have created themselves or evolved by chance, but they would have had to have been created by God.

    They would either have to be God’s servants or God’s enemies, and either way, if they would come to our planet, God would have made the necessary arrangements.

    If they were God’s servants, then God would say listen to them, or if they were God’s enemies, then God would destroy them or restrain them before they came to the earth.

    “Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” (Isaiah 46:8-10).

    The invisible demons invent many lies that biological aliens from other worlds are here to either take over the planet or to help us.

    The invisible Devil and his invisible demons invent a wide variety of lies, so that the gullible buy the lie that fits them individually, much like we buy clothing that fits us individually.

    We know that there is clothing of different size, colour, and style, but we only buy what fits us individually.

    The more notable lies are the evolution lies, and even the lie that says that God used evolution to create man from apes or some other animal.

    If you wanted to make a semitrailer, would you start off with a bicycle, then change the parts gradually until it was it a motorcycle, then change the parts gradually until it was a car, and then change the parts gradually until it was a truck, and then change the parts gradually until it was a semitrailer?

    Of course you would not do that, and neither has God who is much more intelligent than what we are!

    “For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything” (Hebrews 3:4).

    “Indeed, the Sovereign LORD never does anything until He reveals His plans to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7).

    If they were God’s servants, then God would have instructed His prophets to inform us by means of the Holy Bible to listen to them.

    “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe” (Hebrews 1:1, 2).

    If the aliens were God’s enemies, then God would have warned us like God He did with invisible demons and Satan’s human servants.

    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen (1Peter 5:6-11).

    “This is what the LORD, your Defender, the Holy One of Israel, says: I am the LORD your God. I teach you what is best for you. I lead you where you should go. If only you had listened to My commands! Your peace would be like a river that never runs dry. Your righteousness would be like waves on the sea” (Isaiah 48:17, 18).

    The invisible demons make many variations on that aliens theme, and one says that the aliens are our enemies; another says that they are our friends, and yet another says that they are indifferent observers from other worlds.

    The invisible Devil and his invisible demons invent a wide variety of lies, so that the gullible buy the lie that fit them individually, much like we buy clothing that fits us individually.

    The invisible demons do not care which lie or lies we buy, just as long as we do not buy the truth.

    “Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline, and understanding” (Proverbs 23:23).

    We should be concerned with our own destiny, and the only planet that we should be concerned with is the earth, but more importantly our concerns should be on serving our Loving Creator.

    It is possible that material biological life with freewill could be on other planets in the Universe.

    If that is the situation, then God has good reasons to keep that secret from humans.

    One possible reason could be to prevent us from be jealous or envious of other intelligent life form with freewill on one or other planets, and to focus our efforts on this planet.

    If intelligent biological life form with freewill did exist on one or more other planets, then they would not have sinned as humans have on the earth.

    Here on earth the sinful rate was 100% of the human race at the time when only Adam and Eve were on the earth, and they constituted 100% of the human race.

    If the matter of saving sinners did occur on another planet in the past, then God would have dealt differently with Adam and Eve and told them of the experience of that other planet.

    This is because Christ would only die once for sins, and so the matter of sin first appeared here on planet earth.

    “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:18).

    “For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to deal with matter of sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him” (Hebrews 9:24-28).

    If there are intelligent freewill biological aliens on other planets who know of and Worship our Creator, then they would not be humans in my opinion.

    If there are humans on others planets, then even though Adam and Eve did sin, it would not be the end of humans, because sinless humans would be elsewhere in the Universe.

    However, God did come to the rescue of the Human Race, and this suggests that Earth is the only planet with humans, and it is the only planet where the matter of sin had to be dealt with by our Loving Creator.

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

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