It’s been 4 months since my last effort of putting together a list of blog networks and much has changed in this time.
For the first time we saw the launch of a site dedicated to listing blog networks, we’ve seen the rise of blog-ring style blog networks, and the demise of a few other networks.
Given the various models now emerging in this growing industry within the blogosphere, and also to avoid being flamed by the members of 9rules, Ive decided to split the list into three categories: multi-author corporate networks, multi-author collective networks (the web 2.0 version of a blog ring), and individual writer networks. The third category is of particular interest as we are also starting to see individuals with multiple blogs branding their networks, which shows a maturity in the market. In terms of accuracy in relation to determining the difference between multi-author and individuals with multiple blogs, I’ve determined the difference based on looking at a number of blogs at each network. Usually if there is more than one author on a network you are going to see different names on different blogs, however I recognise that this isn’t the most accurate way of measuring the difference, if anyone needs a correction on the list let me know.
(total number of blog networks in the list: 78)
Multi-Author Corporate Networks
(in German, formerly known as Space42)
Social Media Group
Multi-Author Collective Networks
Individual Writer Networks