I’ve been running Blogmon since February 2008. You can find more information about this micro service here. In essence it is capable of monitoring blogs and bloggers progress using the Technorati data over time(rank mainly).
Most time we can easily find the top bloggers out there but there are many great bloggers in the middle of the pack or beginners that are marching quickly up the blogsphere. I hope that Blogmon is helping in exposing the rapid movements and progress of few bloggers out there. I some time view it as my own dynamic Favorites that is occasionally reminding me of blogs that are worth more visits. I’m happy to share it with you.
In 2008 Blogmon monitored over 1,000 blogs, some were discovered by me or shared by friends through Twitter and other Social Networks, and others pragmatically by crawling the web. The service reported 658 updates (as of today) through Twitter @Blogmon account along with information about their progress over the year.
Here are Blogmon’s 10 best bloggers for 2008:
|Blog||Blogger||Baseline Rank||Current Rank||Gain from Baseline|
|Startup Meme – Technology Startup and Latest Tech News||Bilal Hameed||1,910,875||11,089||99.4%|
|Parenting ideas from dads – dad-o-matic||Founded by the legendary Chris Brogan and authored by friends||1,943,068||29,490||98.5%|
|Doug Haslam||Doug Haslam||1,072,771||18,984||98.2%|
|Reflections of Time||Milton Chai||4,978,471||93,172||98.1%|
|Cool Mom Guide||Julie maloney||1,546,784||44,421||97.1%|
|Enter the Octopus||Matt Staggs||736,965||24,853||96.6%|
|The Lessnau Lounge – Finding the American dream||John Lessnau||605,911||32,945||94.6%|
|Six Revisions – Web Development and Design Information||Jacob Gube||17,159||939||94.5%|
|Social media PR from Press Release PR owner Danny Brown||Danny Brown||1,286,970||103,392||92.0%|
I have one more super excellent blog on Blogmon top list – yes, good guess:) Since Chris is well known (yet still is working very hard as you can see below) I wanted to allow room for one more new blogger that is storming up the blogsphere. Yes, Danny it is you – keep the good work going.
|Social media business strategy and more||Chris Brogan||1,512||61||96.0%|
The idea behind Blogmon is monitoring progress. Most time you can only see a snapshot of the current state not telling about the direction (up, down or stagnant). Blogmon keeps historical information and can compute both the speed and direction (velocity) with the intention of exposing talented hard working bloggers before everybody else knows about them.
Happy new year and have a great #bl09ing year!
Anyway, for a better 2009 (the Creed One lyrics)
I had a nice relaxing vacation and a brutal month returning to work. On my excellent vacation time I managed reading a couple of books (“Tribes” by Seth Godin was one), spending some quality time on the beach, meeting relatives and friends. I had a lot of “haffuch” as Jeff Pulver calls it on Twitter. At work I had to deal with multiple “happy” customers, running projects, and Inbox that truly missed me, all while jet legging. It was still worth the time being away.
This guy was strolling the beach back and forth all day long, carrying a huge samovar full with some drink that I did not have the courage to taste. I liked his persistence, it was hard to ignore his prompt “mash-ke ta-ma-rin-di-ia” and my sister took his picture despite my protest. I found it on the CD that she so kindly burned for me among the rest of the pictures from the trip and I could not resist posting it here. I had a good time.
About the blogging adventure, I have a long due post that I’m working on and hope to release it soon. Stay tune…