Top 25 Blogs About Blogging

by Daniel in 111 Comments — Updated Reading Time: 3 minutes

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).

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#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 Blogging Book 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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111 thoughts on “Top 25 Blogs About Blogging”

  1. 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?

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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?


  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.


  8. 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 :)).

  9. 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?)

  10. 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.

  11. Top 25 Blogs About Blogging by DailyBlogTips. DailyBlogTips has a list ranking the Top 25 Blogs about Blogging. The ranking is based on some numerical factors including Google’s Pagerank, Alexa rank, Technorati Authority and Bloglines subscribers to create a truly objective ranking…

  12. 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.

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


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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.



  18. @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.

  19. 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.

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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. (now

    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

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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


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