For some time I’ve wanted to provide some sort of real-world ranking system so that those of you who want to know who the “big fish” are can find them, and so those of you who have successfully worked your blog into the stratosphere would get a little praise for your effort.
After thinking about it and hacking around with some online tools, I finally have an easy way for me to quickly determine the Technorati Ranking of every blogger on my PneumaBlogs list. (The Technorati ranking is determined by the number of links to a site by other bloggers within the last few months. So it’s sort of like a “vote” by other bloggers.) Upon seeing the results I was surprised at some of the lesser-known bloggers making it to the top of the heap.
I hereby present you with the top 20 bloggers as ranked by Technorati. These rankings are current as of today (Monday, April 10), and will change over time. I’ll add the rankings to my PneumaBlogs list and update them maybe once a month or so. We’ll see. Meanwhile, those of you who are “unranked”, you might consider getting yourself added into Technorati and claiming your blog. It’s up to you, though. It doesn’t make you a better blogger whether you’re ranked or not. It’s just one way of organizing the list.
Anyhow, check these bloggers out. Bookmark ‘em, Danno, and add them to your feed reader. And be sure to stop by their blog and leave a comment on your favorite post entry. These men and women have worked hard, crafting excellent thought-pieces and digging up really cool resources for you to enjoy. They deserve your praise!
- Tidbits and Treasures COGblogger, grandmother to five, holding forth with gusto. Barbara’s range is quite surprising, she covers everything from other bloggers, books, politics, faith, and more, with a few fun posts thrown in for good measure, like her Friday Thirteen entries. A surprising and pleasant entry at the top of the heap![Technorati Rank: 1,821]
- The Pen of the Wayfarer Relatively new blogger out of New England with poetry and photography interspersed with viral posts. From the site: ‘Ponderings on the matchless journey of following Christ.’ What’s stunning here is that in August of 2006, Rose-Marie contacted me shortly after she began blogging, seeking advice on how to draw attention to her blog. Less than a year later, she has the number-two slot on my list! Some day we’ll have to get Rose-Marie to explain how she rose so quickly in Technorati. Amazing.[Technorati Rank: 2,482]
- Adrian’s Blog Home of the Evangelical Aggregator. From his site: ‘British Christian Blogger, Psychiatrist, Preacher, Husband and Dad.’ Adrian has one of the most highly visited and widely quoted blogs on the Web. He’s well worth checking out, especially if you’re curious about what a Reformed blogger looks like![Technorati Rank: 5,989]
- Lo-Fi Tribe Brethren in Christ blogger: ‘a sort of virtual notebook, in which I scribble random and pithy thoughts regarding Jesus the Christ, Christianity and culture’[Technorati Rank: 8,223]
- 21st Century Reformation Charismatic reformed blogger: ‘Dedicated to the task of making disciples and building a morally beautiful community.’ Brad’s a very thoughtful poster with a slew of great bloggers in his linklist.[Technorati Rank: 12,314]
- Cerulean Sanctum Pentecostal freelance writer. From his site: ‘Looking for the 1st century Church in 21st century America.’ Dan’s another excellent blogger with not nearly enough traffic or attention going his way. Not only that, he’s a great all-round guy, even though he does live out in the sticks. If you’ve never heard of a Pentecostal fiction-writing farmer, you should check him out![Technorati Rank: 12,854]
- sprucegoose Philosopher, builder, and now theologian, blogging ‘prophetic musings about life and current events from the Univ. of Minnesota.’ Bruce is a reformed charismatic blogger with far too many degrees.[Technorati Rank: 21,693]
- The Real Faith Lawyer and Pentecostal blogger heading into ministry, educated at Rhema Bible School, ORU, and Texas Tech School of Law. Peter is not the kind of guy you want to be at the pointy-end of an argument with, he’s way too smart. And how does he find the time to write so much?[Technorati Rank: 24,912]
- The Blue Fish Project Anglican Charismatic blogger from the UK thinking out loud with his blog (articles, and poetry)[Technorati Rank: 27,640]
- Crossroads: Where Faith and Inquiry Meet Blogging from a Pentecostal point of view with a touch of the Reformation, Diane says her blog’s central purpose ‘is to examine and discuss current trends in the evangelical church and especially the Charismatic/Pentecostal wing.’[Technorati Rank: 29,220]
- Jordan’s View Applying gospel truth to all of life (cultural commentary by an evangelical, charismatic, thinking christian). Jordan also tries to ‘give back’ by collecting and providing great links to Christian resources.[Technorati Rank: 32,330]
- GospelDrivenLife Mark describes himself as a reformed continuationist and is a pastor in the Sovereign Grace Ministries movement: Making the most of the cross and empty tomb.[Technorati Rank: 34,231]
- Reforming my Mind MP3s From the blog: ‘Pursuing both the Reformed and Charismatic Traditions of Christianity.’ But that won’t tell you much because, really, Paul is a sermon hound. If you’re ever at a loss for what to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon, stop by here and find a few MP3 files to download. You won’t be disappointed.[Technorati Rank: 39,501]
- Pseudonymous Personal weblog of a self-described Bapticostal: ‘Commentary on politics, economics, theology, sports and anything else that pulls my chatty-ring.’[Technorati Rank: 39,939]
- Revival Blog Carl’s gone through a couple evolutions as a blogger. But lately, he’s fine-tuned his focus to revival. Wherever God’s at, that’s where Carl wants to be. Barring that, he blogs on it![Technorati Rank: 43,265]
- Every Thought Captive Personal pastoral blog: ‘A set of reflections on the contemporary church, culture, Christian philosophy and doctrine.’[Technorati Rank: 44,844]
- Equippers Network With a varied resume as a former pastor, Bible college prof and dean, and suicide prevention center director, Wayne wants to help you fulfill your call.[Technorati Rank: 54,654]
- Miscellanies on the Gospel From the site: ‘Galley-rower for Jesus Christ. Husband of almost 12 years. Father to four children (three boys and a girl). Telecommunications salesman. Reformed, charismatic, and evangelical.’ Rob’s on top of whatever’s going on in the Pentecostal/charismatic web. Watch his site for excellent summaries of disparate arguments.[Technorati Rank: 56,274]
- Lone Prairie Blog Personal weblog of an artist, painter, and writer — once listed in the top 400 of blogs in the N.Z. Laid Bear ecosystem. Julie’s a great blogger and a great writer. If her art is as interesting as her writing, I’m sure she’d be worth hiring the next time you need a brochure redesigned or just want something to hang on the church foyer wall. Meanwhile, stop by her blog and enjoy her funny, sometimes edgy, and always interesting point of view.[Technorati Rank: 57,090]
- Peg’s Place: Fun and Faith for Your Soul! Maybe not ‘viral,’ but somehow contagious: ‘a lite version of the popular Peggie’s Place on the Web.’ Peg’s an old friend of mine from back in the day (when I was at Springfield, MO) and I’m continually amazed at how this gentle lady went from being totally intimidated by the Web, to eventually rising to become the editor of one of the largest Christian newsletters around (Internet for Christians). Peg’s no longer editing IFC, but she’s still blogging, and still putzing around with her website. For a good chuckle or two, stop by and say Hi! Tell her I sent you. She’ll get a kick out of that. No, really. She will.[Technorati Rank: 59,819]
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