a top 500 blog this is

Vicky Zhou is writing a book. A book about blogs. She’s listing, in her opinion, the best 500 blogs and is on a campaign to get those books into the hands of people who she feels need to know about them. She contacted me this weekend to tell me about the project:

I am currently writing a book that will be out next summer.. my goal is ambitious – it is to list the 500 most interesting blogs on the web for various categories (and why they were included). So, I want to include your blog in one of the chapters. Is it ok with you if I do it? We plan on distributing the book for free to editors of popular magazines like Time and Forbes.

She asked if she could put a guest post on here to explain and promote it (and herself) a bit. I said ‘yes’.

Rob’s Place To Be Included In Top 500 Blogs

Back in the day, if you didn’t know HTML, or code, you couldn’t publish content on the web. Well, nowadays with tools such as WordPress, and services like Blogspot, and Xanga, anyone.. yes anyone can tell the whole world what is on their mind through blogging.

But, there really isn’t a robust way to search for the best blogs on any specific topic. Sure, there’s Technorati, but what else? Besides, much of the world wide web is full of splogs, spam, and made-for-adsense blogs. And how many times have you read the same exact post over and over in different blogs?

That is why a project, listing the top blogs by general categories would prove useful. The book, titled “The Top 500 Blogs” is being written by Vicky Zhou of GotACrush.com. From topics ranging from dating to technology, lifestyle, sports, music, health and fashion, the books aims to be a comprehensive list of the top 500 blogs on the world wide web.

The Top 500 Blogs will be out in bookstores in Q4 of 2008. Rob’s Place will be included in the category of “Personal Blogs”, so keep an eye out for that!

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