Wanted to compile a list of blogs that are –
- Not part of the big blogging conglomerates.
- Well reviewed so we know the Kindle editions are good.
- Selling well so we know people are also voting for them with their wallets.
Here they are (the first 7 are in the Top 100) –
- BlogCritics.org Books – The only books blog in the Top 100 (rather surprising consider it is the Kindle). Plus it’s just $0.99.
- Duct Tape Marketing – A blog about small business marketing ideas. On the web it’s one of the top 25,000 sites in the world (pretty impressive for a blog).
- Financial Armageddon – A really good blog. An example snippet –
FOURTEEN months ago, former King County Executive Ron Sims made an odd statement. People were wondering if the economy was in a recession. Sims said he thought it was, because the volume of garbage was down, and that meant people were buying fewer new things — and throwing away fewer old things.
- Cool Tools – DIY, useful gadgets, exciting inventions, and a wide variety of “cool” stuff.
- Cognitive Daily – A cognitive psychology blog.
- Accidental Hedonist. One of the best Blog Images I’ve seen.
- BoyGeniusReport – A perfect example of how online, even more than in software, your employees are literally your key resource. Boy Genius left Engadget and now has his own successful blog. And he’s even occasionally getting to scoops (like Kindle 2 leaked images) before Engadget.
- Will be updated – If your blog is selling well, and getting good reviews (atleast 2 reviews and atleast 4 star rating) let me know.
A Short Note on Discoverability
Lots of the blogs in the Top 100 have just a couple reviews. Some have none.
There’s no way to tell what is an actual good blog and what sucks. There’s no way to indicate what blog gets 100K people a month, and what gets a few hundred. As opposed to Kindle Books which no longer have associate commissions, subscriptions still do – so developers, this is an opportunity waiting to be seized.