Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top 10 Blogs of 2010

The Best Blogs in 2010 by Popularity

Technorati keeps an ongoing list of the top 100 blogs based on popularity, and 2010 found a slightly different mix of top blogs than 2009 and 2008.  There are many ways to determine which were the top blogs of 2010. This list is compiled by reviewing Technorati rankings and the online buzz throughout the year to determine some of the most popular blogs in various categories in 2010.

1. News Blog - The Huffington Post

For the third year in a row, The Huffington Post landed in the number one spot in the list of top news blogs.  The Huffington Post has grown to be a formidable news site, but it's roots began as just another blog.

2. Technology and Gadgets Blog - Engadget

Engadget takes the top spot in 2010 in the technology and gadgets category for its focus on reviewing products and services that people are actively interested in learning about before they make a purchase.

3. Green Blog - Grist

Girst is more of a green news focused blog than a blog that teaches people how to live greener lives.  However, it includes sections about news, politics, living green, energy, food, business, and more.  In other words, if it's related to the environment, you can find it on Grist.

4. Sports Blog - Bleacher Report

The Bleacher Report comes from CBS News and offers a huge variety of content about more sports than you can imagine.

5. Celebrity Blog - TMZ

TMZ has gained a reputation for being the go-to place for photos, videos, and news about celebrities around the world.

6. Movies Blog - /Film

Former AOL and Cinematical blogger, Peter Sciretta, leads the team at /Film in blogging about all things related to movies.  With the tagline, "blogging the reel world," there is no doubt about what you'll find on /Film.

7. Music Blogs - Consequence of Sound

Consequence of Sound has been around since 2007 and offers in-depth coverage of the worldwide music scene through a staff of 50 writers, editors, designers, and photographers.  The music festival calendar on the home page gives this blog is just one of the extras that keeps music lovers coming back for more.

8. Gaming Blogs - Joystiq

Joystiq is part of the AOL blogging properties and offers a variety of news, reviews, and commentary on the world of gaming.  The inclusion of an icon next to each post that quickly tells readers which gaming system a post relates to is particularly helpful for readers.

9. Business Blogs - Free From Broke

This year's top business blog goes to a niche business blog about personal finance, Free From Broke, which offers an incredible amount of useful information related to personal finance that anyone can learn from.

10. Health Blogs - Paging Dr. Gupta

Neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the face of the CNN health blog along with CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers.  This blog offers a variety of health related news and commentary from respected professionals in the medical and health fields.


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