Top 10 Most Powerful Blogs

From Prince Harry blogging in Afghanistan to John McAfee ranting about how he is carrying out major spying operations. It can  even help elect presidents and take down attorney generals while simultaneously celebrating the minutiae of our everyday obsessions.

Celebrity blogs are among the most popular on the Internet. People just love gossip. As a result, they tend to receive a lot of traffic, and to be very profitable.

I do agree that It’s easy to write about certain topics, like celebrities, or technology, or even social media. Everybody wants a piece of it. But that is a whole other topic for another blog article.  This article focuses on blogs that are written for everyday people who could discuss news, post questions and answers and create a large discourse just about anything and not just celebrity life.

Keep in mind that the Top 10 most powerful blogs takes into consideration only objective factors. and how accessible they are to the everyday people who want their voices to be heard .I would guess that the lower blogs on our list still earn at least $5,000 monthly.


1. The Huffington Post

Huffington Post was founded in 2005 and managed to gain instant acceptance among those who wanted to read well-written posts about political issues. Fondly referred to as HuffPo today, it is the most powerful of its kind, according to The Observer. The blog is peppered with thoughtful and contemplative commentary that is easy to read and follow.

In July 2012, It was ranked #1 on the 15 Most Popular Political Sites list by eBizMBA Rank which bases its list on each site’s Alexa Global Traffic Rank and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast.


2. Lifehacker

Lifehacker features certain tips that readers can follow if they want to ‘get things done’. It is considered to be a survival guide for those who are trying to fight against the problems that the recent economic meltdown has dragged in. The blog also helps bloggers formulate a new and improved resume for the future and digital devices are given great coverage as well.


3. Metafilter

Metafilter or MeFi is a blog which is basically an encyclopedia of such information that is both useless and shockingly useful at the same time. The bloggers keep in touch through the blog and send tips and techniques back and forth as and when they please. Arguments and discussions crop up from time to time but it is all about having fun at the end of the day!

Matt  Haughtly started MetaFilter in 1999, because he could not do it all himself, and because he was in the right place at the right time. MetaFilter has over 60,000 paid members right now and has now added a question-and-answer site, which led to him working on it full-time since 2005, with a team of six other people.


4. The Daily Dish

Andrew Sullivan founded this blog in the latter half of the year 2000. When the September 11 attacks broke out, The Daily Dish was widely read by internet users on a daily basis. He covers a variety of issues ranging from political and current events to homosexuality and the legalization of soft drugs.


5. Freakonomics

Stephen Dubner wrote a book by the same name in 2005 and once the book became a part of the best-sellers list, he started this blog. He explains that everything and anything that we experience in daily life is related to economics and can be explained away with the help of specific economic theories.

The blog and book is available in a number f countries and in a number of languages, including a Chinese version whose title, they’ve sold is Devil’s Economics. Between Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, they’ve sold about 5 million copies.


6. BoingBoing

This blog is written by a group of so-called geeks, that is, those who are a cut above the rest as far as mental power is concerned. They keep the technology culture alive through this blog and post remarkable and unbelievable photographs on a regular basis. The Directory of Wonderful Things is especially interesting and is a must-visit.


7. Got2BeGreen

There is a hole in the ozone layer and fossil fuels are almost extinct- these are facts that we are all aware of but choose to ignore. The founders of Got2BeGreen definitely don’t as they focus on such products that are not only eco-friendly but also budget-friendly in many ways.


8. Zen Habits

This blog is written by Leo Babauta who guides his readers through a more productive and efficient lifestyle. Topics like ‘eliminating debt’, ‘living frugally’ and ‘organization’ are explored. If you don’t mind going through the various step-by-step procedures, there is no way that your life will not improve.


9. The Conscience of a Liberal

Written by Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, this blog tries its best to make science simple, understandable and interesting. He looks into the problems that lead to the recent economic meltdown and scrutinizes the Government’s initiatives to bring about a change.


10. Crooks And Liars

John Amato created this blog in 2004 and is fondly referred to as “the Vlogfather” by fans and bloggers. The political blog features video clips that are attention-grabbing and interesting enough to lure even those who don’t care about the issues that he focuses on.

Crooks and Liars received the “Best Video Blog” blog award at the Weblog Awards in 2006  and a “Best Weblog About Politics” at the 2008 Weblog Awards. Time magazine also honoured Crooks and Liars, naming it  one of the 25 Best Blogs of 2009.

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