List of Blog Networks v2

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Update: 6/1/06: The best place to look for blog networks is likely Blog Network List and Blog Network Watch.

My first effort at putting together a list of blog networks received a fair bit of attention and my thanks to everyone who has emailed and left comments. There are a lot more networks out there than I imagined, and there are blogs on networks I read where I didn’t even mentally place them as being part of a network, either way blogging continues to grow and so do blogging networks. The diversity of this list is a testament to the strength of the blogosphere and the many wonderful things people are developing and doing online.

Rather than try and edit the original list here goes version 2 with a few comments as well, there are some real gems here that are a great read, even if it means another heap of Bloglines subs get added to my bloglines account. I’d note again that this list is for blog networks only so I’ve excluded corporate sites that also have multiple blogs (CNet being a good example) because they are not blog networks but companies that just happen to also have multiple blogs. Im also excluding joint advertising networks because although they are “networks” by name they are really just individual blogs who are pitching advertising collectively (such as the Music Blog Network, FM etc..).


Weblogs Inc.,
The No.1 blog network from Jason Calacanis

Gawker Media
Nick Denton’s gossip, tabloid and soft pawn empire

9rules
collaborative network which I still think wins the award for nicest looking blogs

Blog Logic
Paul Short’s multi-blog network

Darren Rowse
technically Darren hasn’t got a network in name, but he certainly has a network of blogs, some that are also part of the Breaking News Blog Network

Maxira

Brad Jasper’s network of blog and webmaster related blogs, tools and forums

Duct Tape Marketing
9 marketing blogs under the same banner

Blog Carnival

More blogging for adsense than anything else but still a blog network none the less

Weblog Empire
my little effort to be on this list

SBNation
The Kos does sports

Corante

About Weblogs
Wow! I’d not seen this one before, general consumer niche topics running on Nucleus and run by Shai Coggins, who also writes the blogging pages at About.com

Weblogssl
Spanish Language blog network

Shiny Media
It was really, really bad of me to not put these guys on the original list, given I’ve blogged about them before, great network out of the UK

Daily Pixel
Canadian blog network

Spreeblick
German language blog network with 6 blogs

Space42
German language blog network: I’m not sure of the relationship of the blogs here (ie network through agreement or ownership)

NinerNiner
US blog network, new one to me, decent list of blogs and emerging sites, possibly one to watch

Blogo

Italian langauge blog network, good list of blogs with some great dot it domain names

Creative Weblogging

Got to admit I didn’t like this network at all when it first launched because the design was just awful and you had to scroll past the ads to read anything, they’ve recently give the network a makeover and I’m plesantly suprised: all of a sudden I’m taking these guys a lot more seriously

Mink Media
UK blog network

Ist network
again, another stupid oversite on my behalf, I’ve promised to never write another list on the fly again, great and well read network of news/ gossip blogs

Trudy W Schuett
Despite being a contributor here at the Blog Herald I missed Trudy off the list and I will be forever damned for it: Trudy is one of the few people I know who writes more blogs than I do, although she has the same issue as Darren Rowse, a network of blogs without a network name, but what better way to start a network than from a position of strength.

Revenews
Im only just adding Revenews because it technically is a network of blogs but they appear more as categories within one blog, but I think this is more a design issue than a technical one, plus I’m enjoying some of Jim Kukral’s work there lately as well

Seeking Alpha
Investing and financial blogs

Writers Write

Social Media Group

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  1. By MM posted on June 20, 2005 at 2:19 am
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    PFBlog – http://www.pfblog.com – Personal Finance Bloggers’ Network

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  4. By yoriah posted on June 20, 2005 at 7:15 am
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    Let me introduce you our italian blog network Communicagroup:

    “CommunicaGroup.” is the publishing division of I-MAGE, a public relation agency founded in 1989 by bringing together Proincon’s experience in corporate communication and TBWA’s in analysing strategic and marketing communication. Currently Communicagroup is composed of six blogs published by Luca Ajroldi, a journalist who boasts 30 years of professional experience and who blogs since 1999. The blogs are:

    * http://www.blogs4biz.info – Editors: Alessio Iacona; Emiliano Angelelli – Topics: Corporate Blogging; Business Blogging; Marketing Pr
    * http://www.missTrendy.info – Editors: Roberta De Luca; Gloria Amato – Topic: Girl’s Trend Watching
    * http://www.politicalblog.info – Editors: Luca Ajroldi; Antonio Lubrano; Mario Pinzauti – Topic: Comments and Opinions about Italian Politics
    * http://www.blogyourmind.info – Editor: Giovanni Civitenga
    * http://www.peperosso.info – Editor: Massimo Bernardi
    * One More Blog – Editor: Luca Ajroldi – Topic: The Dish of the Day (since ’99)

    thanks for your attention

  5. By Shai Coggins posted on June 20, 2005 at 8:46 am
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    Thanks for the mention this time around, Duncan. :-)

  6. By Roba posted on June 20, 2005 at 9:45 am
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    Hi, great list, but you completely ignored the blog networks on the other side of the world! There are a good number of Middle Eastern blogger networks, like Jordan Planet from Jordan, Kuwait Blogs from Kuwait, Bahrain Blogs from Bahrain, Lebanon Heart Blogs from Lebanon, Iraqi Blog Count from Iraq, and Palestine Blogs from Palestine.

  7. By D E posted on June 20, 2005 at 10:21 am
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    Thanks for the list its very impressive.

  8. By Denise O'Berry posted on June 20, 2005 at 10:39 am
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    Your list is great. We can bet that more and more of these networks will be showing up. Don’t forget about the Blog Center over at AllBusiness.com. You can find it at http://www.allbusiness.com/blog/metablog.asp

  9. By Ashley Norris posted on June 20, 2005 at 11:25 am
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    Cheers for the Shiny Media listing Duncan. Alas as us Brits are so far behind the rest of the world in the blogosphere that claiming to be the leading UK blogging network is a bit like saying you are second toughest in the kindergarten. But I am sure us Brits will catch you Aussies, Americans and Europeans up soon. Cheers Ashley

  10. By Andy posted on June 20, 2005 at 11:37 am
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    Say, your post and blog are listed and highly ranked on Blogs Of The Day, why isn’t it listed here? Nudge, nudge. :)

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  12. By Jeremy Wright posted on June 20, 2005 at 11:58 am
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    http://www.sitepoint.com has a number of blogs. They’re generally crap, and many are dead, but they are there :)

  13. By Dave posted on June 20, 2005 at 12:18 pm
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    You included SBNation but you didn’t include the Most Valuable Network, http://www.mostvaluablenetwork.com

  14. By MEL posted on June 20, 2005 at 12:25 pm
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    Just another “hey what about…” comment.

    Hey, what about NYC Bloggers?

  15. By Mazoo posted on June 20, 2005 at 12:33 pm
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    mazoo networks – russian blog network ;-)

  16. By Dave Walker posted on June 20, 2005 at 1:26 pm
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    Hi – great list, lots of interesting links to explore.

    Wibsite.com has 100 or so ‘Wiblogs’, mostly UK based, many would come under the ‘religion’ heading. Our best known blog is the dullest blog in the world.

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  18. By Cameron Reilly posted on June 20, 2005 at 8:38 pm
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    maaaate, what about The Podcast Network? We have blogs associated with all of our shows, which means we have 27 blogs at the moment.

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  21. By Comic Strib Blogger posted on June 20, 2005 at 10:31 pm
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    I just wanted to add that in October 2005 another “blog network” is starting and it will be run by a company R. P. Ltd located in UK.

    Part of this network will be existing http://msmobiles.com portal plus other websites, including direct competitor to Engadget and Gizmodo – GizmoTracker.com . Very special software for this network is now under construction and it will have some unique features like syndication of full content over SOAP for selected people and star based commenting system similar to WeblogsInc’s.

    I agree that Jason Calacanis’ WeblogsInc is number one, however it is mainly boostrapped through Engadget and reciprocal linking. If Engadget’s popularity will be weakened, then WeblogsInc will start falling…

    PS. Duncan: basing your blog network on WordPress is not serious – it’s good blogging software but not for such things…

  22. By Rod Trent posted on June 21, 2005 at 8:46 am
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    Blog network for IT issues: http://myitforum.techtarget.com/blog

  23. By yoriah posted on June 21, 2005 at 8:46 am
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    Ehm, I’ve made a little mistake: in the list of blogs belonging to the italian publisher communicagroup, i wrote the name of one blog in the wrong way.

    the right one is this: http://www.politicablog.info

    sorry : )

    yoriah

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  25. By James Cogan (DAILYPIXEL) posted on June 21, 2005 at 4:39 pm
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    Thanks for the mention Duncan.

  26. By enda posted on June 22, 2005 at 5:37 am
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    there’s one Indonesian blog network: Goblog Media.com

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  28. By Ken McCoy posted on July 15, 2005 at 4:01 pm
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    Very cool and upbeat…. Love it!!!!!

  29. By Rob Goodspeed posted on July 15, 2005 at 9:33 pm
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    You’re missing the cityblogs: Gothamist (I am involved) and Metroblogging

  30. By Henk posted on July 16, 2005 at 11:09 am
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    Dutch Blog network from the Blog Idea Factory:

    http://www.dutchcowboys.nl
    http://www.mobilecowboys.nl
    http://www.molblog.nl
    http://www.wijnblog.nl

    All in Dutch ;-)

  31. By Mike posted on August 30, 2005 at 4:36 pm
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    http://www.americanblog.org has just released a complete blog network consiting of 50 individual state blogs with up to 10 catagories on each state site. Each state site is updated with local, regional, and national information on a regular basis- Ciao -Mike

  32. By carte di credito posted on September 4, 2005 at 5:30 pm
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    Thanks for the list, you saved me a lot of work !

  33. By Chris Low posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:18 pm
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    Just to add to the list I have started a new blog network

    http://www.rarevibe.com

    it’s currently in development.
    I am looking for submissions.

    Thanks,
    Chris Low

  34. By Gigi posted on September 13, 2005 at 11:54 am
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    A new one called Blogracy. Just started.
    http://blogracy.com

  35. By Designer Ella posted on October 4, 2005 at 11:48 pm
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    I have a blog network, although it’s just getting on its feet, sort of. Lipped Media.

  36. By DaCookie posted on October 5, 2005 at 8:22 pm
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    thinks for the list and everyone that add on to the list it really cut down my time of google’n all day…

  37. By Denise posted on October 16, 2005 at 4:23 pm
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    Thanks for mentioning Blog Carnival. Lots of news since your post. We’ve built a great directory of all the blog carnivals we could find (115 to date!). We’re also launching tools to help people run blog carnivals. We hope everyone either reads blog carnivals or creates new carnivals. Check it out at http://www.blogcarnival.com.

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