Last week we published a post by Jade Craven which contained a list of 30 bloggers to watch in 2010 from her perspective.
As tends to happen with these kinds of posts – the list caused a lot of discussion!
Not only did people post comments about it and Tweet up a storm – some bloggers even put together alternative lists of bloggers that they are watching in 2010 (see Sherri’s list here for example).
Sherri’s list got me thinking – perhaps it’s time for a mini ProBlogger ‘Group Writing Project’.
My hope is that this little project will not only highlight some great bloggers, but that it’ll help bloggers generate a little link love from one blog to another within niches and also be useful to your readers (and hopefully some of these posts will generate some buzz for your blogs – these types of lists generally do!).
Your Task is to write a ‘Bloggers to Watch’ post on your blog
Jade’s list last week was a list of bloggers that she’s watching (and as a result did have a focus upon a certain type of blogger that she follows) – but my hope is that this little project will generate some lists of bloggers that focus upon all kinds of niches/industries.
- If you’re a craft blogger – write a list of Craft bloggers to watch in 2010.
- If you’re a sports blogger – write a list of sports bloggers to watch in 2010.
- If you’re a political blogger – write a list of political bloggers to watch in 2010.
Your list doesn’t have to be 30 bloggers – it could be 100, 50, 30, 10…. or if you have a small niche even smaller.
Once you’ve created your list…. Tell Us About It
After publishing your list – come back to this post and leave a comment with a link to your new post (please only submit new posts that have been written this year).
Also take some time to surf through the other comments left on this post to see what lists that other readers have created!
I’m looking forward to reading your lists of bloggers to watch!
I write about green living, green crafting, and health. I wanted to mention women bloggers that I love.
Next week, I’ll be doing one on green crafting and then one on natural health in two weeks.
Great idea as I don’t have blog links and this was a nifty way to let my readers know about my faves.
*I’m surprised I didn’t come across Becky (glue and glitter) in blogsphere. I’m going to check her out now*
My blog Proper Course is a mainly lighthearted look at the world of sailing, and in particular racing the Laser sailboat. So I chose 5 Laser Sailing Bloggers to Watch in 2010.
Love this idea and will start working on it.
Thanks for this great idea! I love reading your blog, from using your suggestions I’ve gone from 50 followers in October to now over 300!
I’ve posted my fav. blogs for 2010!
An update to my previous comment –
Faith Bloggers to Watch in 2010:
Let me know what you think!
It’s interesting to see who people have picked as bloggers to watch! There are so many interesting blogs out there, but some of these are blowing it out of the water! How exciting!
Darren, thanks so much for this great idea. I love the community you’ve built and I’ll be checking out new communities from the comments here. My contribution can be found at: http://su.pr/1OXAHq These are my favorite wildlife gardeners and environmentalists.
I just finished mine! Took a while, and there are so many more blogs I could have added in there.
A mix of creativity, fashion, performance, art, ideas, social commentary, DIY, queer culture – all sorts of stuff.
What a fun idea! I wrote a post about up and coming decluttering/simplicity bloggers to watch: http://www.cluttercubed.com/2010/01/14/bloggers-to-watch-in-2010/
Thanks for the great idea! I’ve just posted a list of 10 Food Bloggers To Watch in 2010 on my Authentic Greek Recipes blog. You can see it here – http://realgreekrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/01/10-food-bloggers-to-watch-in-2010.html
I have created a list of the top personal finance bloggers to watch with less than 10RSS subscribers. isn’t that something?
top 50 diabetic bloggers updated as we go
Is it too late to add one more? I posted a list of vegan bloggers, too, since my posting is sort of split between green crafts and vegan eats:
Thanks for the idea Darren —
Here’s my list of 11 Kingdom Bloggers to watch in 2010.
BTW – we’d love to get you on our podcast (somethingbeautifulpodcast.com) sometime soon!
Keep up all that you’re doing.
I quickly could think of a couple dozen blogs that I’m in tune to. When I started reflecting on what niche the blogs that I’m watching would fall in, the niche was all over the map – UNTIL I realized that [not all but] a large portion of the bloggers I admire are written by women who are Mom’s PLUS _______. They are not Mommy bloggers (don’t hurl anything at your computer screen, but well, blogs about nothing but Mommying make me want to hurl). They are women just like me:
They are mothers who are driven to create and compelled to write about that creation process as a way of reaching out others. They occasionally show pix of and talk about their kids, but they’re using their blogs to help fulfill that creative urge. And if they’re anything like me, they are recording how that creation keeps them sane in a world filled with gotta do’s.
So, without further ado, my list of Mom’s PLUS blogs to watch:
This was a great exercise in figuring out connections and what’s important to me! Thanks!
I’m a new personal finance/college finance blogger. Four personal blogger’s that will impact the blogging scene can be found at:
Did I miss anyone?
Great idea Darren.
My list consist of Social Media Bloggers that I believe will add great value in 2010, and that all understand the principle of info-sharing.
Check my list at: http://twtrcoach.com/2010/01/15/social-media-bloggers-to-watch/
This post was just a few weeks ago (December actually) so I hope it qualifies! Here’s a list of bloggers that teach you how to be frugal.
Here’s my list of “Fun & Frugal Bloggers to Watch in 2010”
~ Joy :)
What a great idea for a post! My post might be slightly different than other bloggers, but I believe it is still very relevant and useful. The blog post URL is
Thanks for the opportunity to post. I have been following you for a while on my Blackberry, but this is the first time I have posted. Great work!
I’ve done this and posted my list today of the top motivation/ personal development / leadership blogs with some seriously cool stuff there.
This was fun! And a great idea for an annual-type post.
Here’s my list of the top music therapy bloggers to watch in 2010. It’s small, but mighty:D
Love this idea and here is mine….62 more personal develoment blogs to watch n 2010…
Here is my Career / Recruiting blog list. 10 Must read Career and Recruiting Blogs:
This is a great idea Darren and although I’m a bit late, here is my list of 10 Commercial Real Estate blogs to watch it 2010:
Thanks for the great ideas! They always help motivate me to keep writing. Here’s my ‘bloggers to watch’ list:
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