Authority Is in the Blog of the Beholder
My densely populated RSS reader doesn't keep me from visiting scores of blogs every day. As a PR guy, I try to stay on top of the industry, news and j-blogs. As a gear addict, I tap the gadget blogs. As a gamer, I read... you get the picture. My interests - like your own, I'm sure - run the course from A-to-Z and back again. Some of my favorites have earned their place among the blogging elite. Others simply go about their entries, initiating discussions that I - along with scads of other blogophiles - find worthy of participatation.
There's an old adage about opinions - I'll not repeat it here. Let's just say that individual taste plays as much of a role in my own selection of go-to blogs as it does in identifying my influencers. We all know that the blogosphere - with its "37 million sites and 2.3 billion links" - is not about "link love" or who's on top. It's about conversations.
I tell my clients that, too.