Sudhanshu Rahejta at Gyaan Sutra has compiled a list of Indian blogs based on Alexa ranking, and this blog is proud to be a part of it. The effort is to build an A-List of Indian bloggers. I do not agree, because I believe:
- Alexa traffic is not a good metric to measure
- There is no A-list
I feel that we start stripping blogging of its advantages once we start making classes – it is personal, it is free form, it is opinionated and it is therapeutic. It is too personal to be compared and classified. I do agree that a lot of us out there use it to make money, but not without treating it as a blog first. Of course most of us follow news, while some create news, while some are news themselves. But that is the nature, not a class. I hope this traffic measurement, the earning based on that and the whole classes disappear soon.
Great job at collecting the blogs together Sudhanshu. One suggestion – the rankings ruin the list, drop them. Just the list of blogs is cool enough, an OPML list, which everyone can simply drop in their feed-readers, would be much more useful than the rankings.