Top 25 Blogs About Blogging

By Daniel Scocco

The “Top 25 Blogs About Blogging” list ranks blogs according to their Google Pagerank, Alexa rank, number of Bloglines subscribers and Technorati authority.

Each of the four factors range from 0 to 10, where 10 is the best score. The maximum total score for each blog, therefore, is 40. There will be monthly updates. Below the table you will find the details about the algorithm (check also the Top 25 SEO Blogs).

#1 Problogger 6 10 10 10 36
#2 Copyblogger 6 9 10 10 35
#3 John Chow 6 10 6 10 32
#4 Quick Online Tips 6 8 10 6 30
#5 Daily Blog Tips 5 8 7 9 29
#6 Lorelle on WordPress 6 8 6 9 29
#7 Dosh Dosh 4 9 5 9 27
#8 Performancing 7 8 1 10 26
#9 Weblog Tools Collection 6 9 5 6 26
#10 Blog Herald 6 7 4 9 26
#11 Blogging Pro 6 7 4 8 25
#12 Successful-Blog 6 6 4 8 24
#13 JohnTP 6 8 3 7 24
#14 Engtech 6 6 2 7 21
#15 Bloggers Blog 6 3 6 5 20
#16 Andy Beard 5 7 2 6 20
#17 ChrisG 5 6 4 4 19
#18 Converstations 5 3 5 6 19
#19 The Wrong Advices 5 4 1 5 15
#20 Business Blog Wire 6 2 2 4 14
#21 Alister Cameron 5 4 1 4 14
#22 Blog About Your Blog 4 5 1 4 14
#23 Blogtrepreneur 5 3 1 4 13
#24 I Help You Blog 4 3 2 2 12
#25 Build A Better Blog 6 1 3 1 11

Blogs considered: the list considers only blogs that have a high percentage of blogging-related content. Topics might range from blogging tips to monetization, from news to building communities or business blogs.

Google Pagerank (0 to 10): the actual Pagerank was used on the algorithm.

Alexa Rank (0 to 10): Ranges were determined based on the Alexa Rank (i.e., 150k and up, 150k-100k, 100k-75k, 75k-50k) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).

Bloglines Subscribers (0 to 10): Subscriber ranges were determined (i.e., 1-50, 50-100, 100-150, 150-200) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).

Technorati Authority (0 to 10): Ranges were determined based on Technorati’s Authority rank(i.e., 1-100, 100-200, 200-400,400-600) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).

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217 Responses to “Top 25 Blogs About Blogging”

  • Matej

    Dude that will rock you blog in terms of traffic 🙂
    Greta analysis, and i found some blog which i didn’t know about
    Thanks!

  • Andy Beard

    There is something wrong with your Bloglines script, because it is probably not handling merged feeds correctly.

    Feedburner currently lists me as having 106 Bloglines subscribers (yeah they are hard to come by), though many scripts report me as having only 52 for the last 4 months.

    Until Technorati stop counting links from theme publishers (they just kick them out of search results currently), lots of things are too easy to game.

  • Daniel

    Andy, for Bloglines I am using the number reported directly by Bloglines above each feed.

    My feedburner also reports a different number for Bloglines subscribers of DBT, but I can not access that number for all the blogs.

  • Melissa

    I think this is the first time Problogger wasn’t listed first! Awesome list, lots of stuff I never knew about and some I’ve had bookmarked for a long time! I added the new ones to my bloglines.

    Another good one is About Weblogs. She hasn’t been around as long as some of the others but has some useful content.

  • Daniel

    Melissa, yeah I was surprised about Problogger not coming first also. It is mainly because of the (surprisingly) low number of Bloglines subscribers.

    Problogger has 25k total subscribers, but apparently only 750 are coming from Bloglines. Mightbe a mistake on Bloglines reporting, I will check with Darren.

  • Andy Beard

    Maybe there is a different API call, but not every blog suffers from the same problem, and it might well be affecting you.

    I just checked, internally Bloglines are today reporting 99 subscribers.

    You are listed internally on bloglines as having 345 subscribers. SEO for Firefox is reporting 183, and that is most likely using the same API calls as your script, and the various monetization services.

  • Andy Beard

    Trying a test that has just set my feed count to zero internally, but it will be interesting. Just need to write it up now

  • Daniel

    Andy, yeah I am using the internal Bloglines number. For your blog it is 99. As soon as you reach 101 you will jump to another range.

    I guess that Firefox SEO API is quite outdated. Looks like is the same used by
    http://www.text-link-ads.com/blog_juice/.
    There I also have 183 Bloglines subscribers, and you have 52.

  • engtech @ internet duct tape

    engtech.wordpress.com (now internetducttape.com)

    PR 6
    Alexa 6-7 (38,629)
    Technorati Authority 10 (1240-1290)
    Bloglines 2 (143 = 52+87+4, yay having three split feeds)

    = 24-25

  • Adnan

    Hey Daniel

    Good post and thanks for adding Blogtrepreneur to the list.
    I think though that it should be Google Reader’s RSS which should be counted. I know there’s not a good way to measure these which is probably why you use Bloglines, but I only have a handful of Bloglines subscribers, whereas over 50% of my subs are Google Reader/Homepage.

    But great idea anyway.
    Adnan

  • Daniel

    Adnan, yeah I am using Bloglines because they report the numbers publicly.

    Engtech, just added your blog, I was not sure if we could consider it a “blogging blog” since you cover a lot of topics, but most of them are related to blogging in one way or another so there you go.

  • Cory OBrien

    Great list! This will definitely be helpful on my search for new blogs.

    Congrats on making it to #6. You’re in good company.

  • Daniel

    Thanks Cory, I was surprised to see DBT in #6. I do recognize that some blogs below me are far better :), guess I was lucky with a good number of subscribers in Bloglines and a good Alexa.

  • engtech @ internet duct tape

    @Daniel: thanks for the add! I’m not surprised to see you as #6… you did a very good job of targeting your blog as a niche and executing flawlessly.

    One interesting things about Bloglines numbers.. I think they’re skewed towards a blog’s age. If a blog was popular before Google Reader they’ll have more Bloglines subscribers. Google must have decimated that company.

  • Matt Wardman

    I’m interested in the PR6 for Problogger. That was 7 previously

    In the last update a couple of the top UK political blogs were also downgraded from 7 to 6. There are now no UK Political Blogs above 6 as far as I know.

    Is Google rebalancing?

    btw. Could you publish your full algorithm.

    Cheers

    Matt

  • Darren

    Couple of comments – firstly on bloglines.

    I have different counts for different feeds. ie for one of my feeds I have 1250 or so subscribers, another 775, another 100 or so.

    The other thing is that I suspect older blogs will be ranked higher with this because of bloglines. These days more people use google reader so new blogs will have less people signing up with bloglines whereas a year or two back more people signed up with bloglines.

  • Darren

    also on the PR thing that Matt pointed out – Problogger’s PR seems to go up and down from 6 to 7 each time google updates – it must be sitting right on the edge between the two.

  • Daniel

    Darren thanks for clarifying, I will switch to your biggest feed on Bloglines now.

  • Darren

    no worries Daniel. Glad to be of assistance. There’s a couple of nice blogs in that list that I hadn’t seen before.

  • Stephen Welton

    Congratulations to everyone who made the list!

  • gili

    What about Connected Internet?
    I believe Everton offered many useful blogging tips, and no doubt he deservers a place in the list.

    Gili

  • Daniel

    Gili, I consulted Everton before publishing the list, and we were not sure if we could consider his blog a “blogging blog”. Sure it has very useful blogging tips, but that is like 25% of the content, he also deals with lots of different stuff.

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  • Ravi

    Nice Post

  • CHAN

    Haven’t seen labnol.blogspot.com why?

  • Thilak

    Thanks for adding me on the list, although, I didn’t expect it.

  • Moses Francis

    Interesting list, thanks for compiling.

  • Thilak

    Gili: One thing i like about Everton’s blog is that he writes what he wants to write. I mean… his blog is like his mind, he writes whatever useful to him, which is pretty cool because we get to learn a lot from him.

  • Fred Zelders

    Thank You Daniel!

    Question: Do you consider to serve a “Top 25 Blogs About Blogging” Reading List (OPML) in the near future?
    (OPML updated as your list updates?)

  • Daniel

    Chan, Amit deals with a many different topics on the “Digital Inspiration” blog, that is why he was not considered for the list. (I love his blog, but the list needed to be objective and not subjective :)).

  • Daniel

    Fred, that is a good idea. I will work on the OPML and add it to the bottom of the post.

  • Alister Cameron // Blogologist

    Bloglines subscribers… that assumes bloglines has the lion’s share of the market or is even representative of it.

    Yeah right!

    Can we drop the bloglines thing and lobby Google (you know, the new owners of Feedburner) to publish some sort of Technorati-style index of feed readerhip data?

    Bloglines. What a joke.

    -Alister

  • Andy Beard

    The data is there, people just have to switch their API on.

    My feed stats have been accessible for a long time, but I doubt anyone is using them

  • Daniel

    I am willing to lobby Google with you Alister :). Until they listen to us, however, any ranking that takes into consideration RSS subscribers will need to be based on Bloglines. Like it or not.

  • Carazariah

    I found that I had already subscribed to some of these, Problogger, Copyblogger, Lorelle, Andy Beard and some more. But what I found most interesting was the amount of quality content I was missing!

    I must of added a dozen Feed Subscriptions via Google Reader. Hmm, is there any way to track straight feedburner or other rss stats, besides bloglines?

    C

  • Myo Kyaw Htun

    Daniel,

    Thanks much for the list. Many of blogs you listed in here i never came across before. I saw some of the blogs owned by indian bloggers.

  • Jermayn Parker

    Yeah agree with Myo Kyaw Hturn. Ive only heard of three of these blogs before. Yours, Pro Blogger and Lorelle’s…

  • Matthew

    from my calculations we should be on this list :-\

  • Daniel

    Matthew, I will check it out and update the list, thanks for the heads up.

  • Matthew

    thanks would love to be on the list

  • Gouthamlal TM

    Include this blog to the top 25
    http://www.bloggletype.blogspot.com

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  • Chris Lodge

    My maths is probably hopelessly out, but I make my blog to be at least a 12, maybe a 13?

    Pretty please? 😀

  • Index.com.my

    hope all top bloggers will be success always ..

    cool 🙂

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  • Gaje Master

    wow, that is a great list that you have there. I can’t wait until I make it somewhere in the list.

  • Compass

    I tried to figure out the score for my blog, I think it might rank here quite well.

    How do you get the bloglines subscribers though?

  • Daniel

    Bloglines make this number public on their API.

    I will take a look on your site and update the rankings if needed.

    thanks

  • ឈរ រ៉ាណ

    Through Top 25 about blogging I think that my blog must be updated more

  • Aneesh

    These blogs are quite interesting especially the problogger..i really love it…

  • snowgirl

    nice blog list

  • Marginsxs/Kathleen

    Hello,

    Very good blogging list!!

    Kathleen

  • vlad lauren

    Good post, Thanks much for the list

  • blogsha.com

    Nice list !!
    I hope to be in that list one day !

    Shardul
    http://www.blogsha.com/

  • TrafficGuru

    The blogs list are very useful to new bloggers as well as old bloggers

  • Cindy Szponder

    Exactly the information I needed, exactly when I needed it. Thank you so much.

    Much success,

    Cindy

  • John Smith

    Essential Widgets and gadgets for your blogs.

  • felinesopher

    This is cool, great for newbies to understand & study about how to blog from A-Z from these high rank blogs.
    but, I wonder there are rarely any detail tips how the top bloggers manage to get popular & high rank, if someone could kindly lead to it, very much appreciated:)

  • James

    This is just a nice collection for novice bloggers like me to get extra bunch of knowledge about blogging. Thanks!

  • vishnu

    A very nice anylysis.. For beginner this is a very great info about who are ranking their websites and how these are all working…
    your suggestion and comments needed..
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  • Simona Rusnakova

    Thanks for this overview, it’s actually really good because of their high Google page rank, I can comment on them and get good quality external links.

  • Career Bubble

    Nice post.I really enjoyed

  • SEO hosting

    This list is a must read for everyone but the problem is if you keep reading them everyday you end up with no time to blog on your own sites. Best to mix it up alittle bit every week.

  • Raj Mangalam

    Good Articles but I think this is small list….There must be some more sites…related to blogging

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  • Masalaboard

    This is cool, great for newbies to understand & study about how to blog from A-Z from these high rank blogs.
    but, I wonder there are rarely any detail tips how the top bloggers manage to get popular & high rank, if someone could kindly lead to it, very much appreciated:)

  • Xboard

    Thanks for this overview, it’s actually really good because of their high Google page rank, I can comment on them and get good quality external links.

  • Niall Devitt

    Thanks for the list which is really useful for a newbie blogger like me. keep up the good work.

  • Where to make money online

    Great list..keep on updating,thanks

  • Joanna

    Great list here – well done on position #5!

  • shotazi

    Very objective list, your blog is 5 in list, you are cool.

  • Fred

    I really enjoy your blog site and found so much helpful information. Thanks for sharing and thanks to all the great info.

  • Dilson Decano

    I really like JohnTP’s blog. i will check also the other top 24 bloggers..

  • ChrisS

    Hi Daniel,

    Nice post. Some of these blogs I have never visited before. This will give me some good reading this week.

    Best regards,
    Chris

  • Alanya

    nice post

  • Alanya haber

    nice news

  • alanya emlak

    I really enjoy your blog site man .. thanks

  • SEO Mumbai

    That’s a pretty good list..some great articles. My personal favorite though is Daily Blog Tips.

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  • oyunlar

    Very objective list, your blog is 5 in list, you are cool.

  • best of blogging

    Really i prefer your blog,dailyblogtips.
    it “you” help(s) me a lot,

  • Dating site in malaysia

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  • Linda

    I’m a big fan of Problogger

  • Jhangora

    Cool I’ll add these to my list of blogs on blogging 🙂

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  • randy bragg

    I have learned a ton from most of those and your blog, thank you….

  • gendut

    I don’t see jeremy blog…..shoemoney.com…?

  • nickler

    Very objective list, your blog is 5 in list, you are cool.

  • myvitamin

    thanks for great listing…. I learn much from popular blog above

  • izumou

    Johnchow’s blog should be removed here please.He is a spammer.Were is shoemoney’s Blog??

  • Bang Kritikus

    I’m newbie. Please tell me, how to increase my pagerank in bloglines and technorati. Thanks

  • Prasanna

    that was a useful list. It helps to quickly browse some quality posts on blogging.

  • Y. Steven

    Nice list, i know like 5 – 6 site already from that list and they have been proven on helping me blogging all this time

  • film indir

    Great list! This will definitely be helpful on my search for new blogs.

    Congrats on making it to #6. You’re in good company.

  • seo

    Thanks for this important list. I love blogging.

  • nickler

    that was a useful list. It helps to quickly browse some quality posts on blogging

  • Fefos

    I visited some of this blogs. Some are good but some were not interested for me. But good list.

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    that was a useful list. It helps to quickly browse some quality posts on blogging.

  • cheap baby diaper

    I get many of blogging in my list. Thanks.

  • acidreflux

    yes….absolute good listing, I already check all blog, very great

  • Katherine

    This is an incredible list! I stumbled it so I could find it again. Your blog deserves to be on here, too. 🙂

  • Katherine

    Sorry, I just noticed that it is listed!

  • Tatil

    for this beautiful blog thank the manager and founder of blog, but I’ll ask you something do follow this blog is legal

  • Daily Good Tips

    Congratulation, you are number 5

  • Russ Frazier

    Thank you for putting this together. Great work!

  • Alexa Forex

    Thank you for putting this together. Great work!!!!

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    Very nice article. Thanks for the great Links. there are good page rank list is very useful for blogging.

  • belajar wordpress

    Thanks for the list, i usually visit john chow, problogger, johntp, there posting is great.

  • Anand Srinivasan

    Hi Daniel

    We need something like this more contemporary..Some of the PR 6 that you have mentioned are now PR 3s! Also, I am sure lot many new blogs have come up in the mean time

  • Dmytro

    I don’t think there is more than 5 websites that actually have a Google page rank of 8, 9 and 10 without being some official, worldwide organization or a goverment-related site. Considering that few sites go beyond page rank 6 anyway, you should mark it out of 6.

  • Karl Foxley

    It’s always nice to see a list that contains some of my personal favourites.

    Regards,

    Karl

  • Jijo Sunny

    Hello Daniel,
    Are you updating this list? If yes, My blog is worth to appear in this list.
    My Blog is with Alexa: 67k and PageRank: 3. If you could update this list, please mind to add my blog.

    Thanks

  • John

    Thanks for the list. A handful of them I was familiar with, but there were plenty I wasn’t.

  • Woman’s World

    BloggingPro is a good site, although it ranks only 11 in this list. I have very often visit these site. Thanks for the list and hope you update it frequently. Many new sites that may be worth for inclusion in this list and it will be useful for other people to know about it.

  • Peter

    This is a list of top bloggers that’s for sure. Great value from them all.

  • Daniel

    Great list, Daniel.

    I agree with another commenter, in asking you if you will be doing an update.

    It would be interesting to know the latest roll out of top blogs, especially considering the vast number of sites that have become far more established in recent years.

    There are some great sites on that list, I do a fair bit of reading on a few of them.
    Especially those sites at #1 and #5(Yeah, your site).

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