Top 100 SharePoint Blogs of Spring 2008

Joel’s Top 100 SharePoint Blogs (Spring 2008) Ordered by Technorati Rating
 
URL Author               MVP?     

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Rating

Google
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Subs

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1

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint SP Team MS ALL 512 1295 9,907 7

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2506 4

2

http://weblogs.asp.net/bsimser    Bil Simser MVP DEV 250 1303 26,043 5 245 686 5.1
3 http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo Joel Oleson IT 202 515 34,741 6 107 931 4.7
4 http://andrewconnell.com/blog AndrewConnell MVP DEV 194 495 36,939 5 242 995 2.3
5 http://blah.winsmarts.com Sahil Malik MVP DEV 108 364 75,992 5 178 793 3.7
6 http://heathersolomon.com/blog Heather Solomon MVP DES 107 179 76,867 5 172 727 .5
7 http://weblogs.asp.net/jan Jan Tielens MVP DEV 95 244 89,650 4 21 545
8 http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/mikeg Mike Gannotti MS DEV 84 104,521 4 20 126 10.3
9 http://blog.thekid.me.uk Vincent Rothwell MVP DEV 63 547 104,744
* http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepointdesigner Designer Team MS DES 80 127 110,846 6 73 1101 .7
10 http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew Paul Andrew MS DEV 77 140 115,970 6 20 466 3.3
11 http://blogs.technet.com/wbaer William Baer MS IT 68 123 134,181 6 43 152 3
12 http://jopx.blogspot.com Joris Poelmans MVP DEV 61 122 152,199 5 70 146 3.7
13

http://blogs.developpeur.org/themit/default.aspx 
(French)

Renaud Comte MVP DEV 61 402 152,199 5 45 2.1
14 http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner Stefan Gossner MS ALL 65 144 153,341 5 164 328 .2
15 http://bobfox.securespsite.com/foxblog Bob Fox MVP IT 60 155,116 4
16 http://www.thorprojects.com/blog/ Robert Bogue MVP ALL 58 103 161,307 5 65 303 2.1
17 http://blogs.msdn.com/roberdan  (English/Italian)  Roberto D’Angelo MS DEV 56 168 167,741 5 3 53 1.6
18 http://blogs.devleap.com/romeopruno (Italian/English) Romeo Pruno DEV 56 69 167,741 4
19 http://blogs.msdn.com/ecm SP Team MS DEV 426 173,132 6 103
20 http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans Arpan Shah MS BDM 53 223 178,151 6 331 457 1.4
21 http://blogs.msdn.com/cjohnson Chris Johnson MS DEV 53 98 178,151 5 155
22 http://sharepointnutsandbolts.com   Chris O’Brien MVP DEV 51 97 186,136 0 0
23 http://www.sharepoint-tips.com  Ishai Sagi MVP DEV 48 130 199,227 4 32
24 http://blogs.msdn.com/harsh Harsh Chiplonkar MS DEV 47 50 203,839 6 1
25 http://blogs.developpeur.org/phil (French) Philippe Sentenec MVP DEV 46 513 208,647 4 2
26 http://www.endusersharepoint.com Mark Miller IW 46 208,647
27 http://markharrison.co.uk/blog Mark Harrison MS BDM 44 152 218,928 5 174
28 http://blogs.msdn.com/erikaehrli Erika Ehrli MS DEV 42 69 230,202 6 11
29 http://blogs.tamtam.nl/mart Mark Muller MVP DEV 39 81 249,273 5 40
30 http://www.harbar.net Spencer Harbar MVP IT 39 62 249,273 5 38
31 http://www.sharepointblogs.com/tbaginski Todd Baginski MVP DEV 39 56 249,273 4 83
32 http://johnholliday.net  John Holiday MVP DEV 38 67 256,387 4 27
33 http://www.binarywave.com/blogs/eshupps Eric Shupps MVP DEV 38 256,387 4 16
34 http://stsadm.blogspot.com Gary Lapointe MVP IT 38 159 256,387 3 4
35 http://blogs.msdn.com/markarend Mark Arend MS ALL 37 79 263,809 4 18
36 http://mindsharpblogs.com/Ben Ben Curry MVP IT 37 51 263,809 0 7

37

http://www.msmvps.com/blogs/shane Shane Young MVP IT 199 269,091 4 83
38 http://paulgalvin.spaces.live.com Paul Galvin MVP IT 36 153 271,686 4 4
39 http://weblogs.asp.net/erobillard Eli Robillard MVP DEV 36 67 271,686 4 47
40 http://www.chandima.net/Blog Chandima Kulathilake MVP DES 36 159 271,686 4 7
41 http://www.sharepointjoel.com Joel Oleson IT 35 56 279,760 0 75
42 http://weblogs.asp.net/soever Serge van den Oever MVP 34 63 288,411 5 25
43 http://www.wssdemo.com/Blog Ian Moorish MS 33 101 297,412 4 7
44 http://www.helloitsliam.com Liam Cleary MVP 34 309,815
45 http://www.graphicalwonder.com Shane Perran MVP 30 39 328,547 5 93
46 http://www.21apps.com Andrew Woodward MVP 30 91 328,547 4 5
47 http://www.cleverworkarounds.com Paul Culmsee 30 153 328,547 3 5
48 http://www.sharepointsecurity.com/blog Adam Buenz MVP DEV 29 114 340,254 4 22
49 http://sharepointsolutions.blogspot.com Tony, Asif + Solutions Team MVP ALL 28 45 352,668 5 55
50 http://www.cjvandyk.com/blog Cornelius J. van Dyk MVP DEV 28 97 352,668 3 18
51 http://blog.u2u.info/DottextWeb/patrick Patrick Tisseghem MVP DEV 28 86 376,449 5 201
52 http://www.bluedoglimited.com/SharePointThoughts Maurice Prather MVP DEV 26 31 380,000 5 180
53 http://mindsharpblogs.com/bill Bill English MVP IT 26 36 380,000 4 88
54 http://www.sharepointblogs.com/dustin Dustin Miller MVP DES 24 36 411,621 4 126
55 http://daniellarson.spaces.live.com Daniel Larson MVP DEV 24 45 411,621 4 39
56 http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/matthew Matthew MVP IT 25 52 420,564 4
57 http://www.bobmixon.com/blog Bob Mixon MVP BDM 23 60 429,461 5 33
58 http://blogs.msdn.com/recman RM Team MS ALL 22 33 448,699 6 21
59 http://blogs.officezealot.com/mauro Mauro Caurelli MS DEV 22 51 448,699 5 65
60 http://www.spsfaq.com Stephen Cummings MVP IT 455,987 5 57
61 http://mindsharpblogs.com/penny Penny Coventry MVP IT 21 26 469,745 3 13
62 http://blogs.msdn.com/mikefitz Mike Fitz DEV 253 475,774 6 192
63 http://blogs.msdn.com/mikewat Mike Watson MS IT 20 36 492,178 5 1
64 http://weblogs.mysharepoint.de/mgreth (English/German) Michael Greth MVP ALL 20 46 492,178 4
65 http://www.ideseg.com Carlos Segura Sanz MVP DEV 20 53 492,178 4 4
66 http://www.sharepointblogs.com/ssa S.S. Ahmed MVP DEV 19 48 516,960 5 27
67 http://weblogs.asp.net/wkriebel Westin Kriebel DEV 19 27 516,960 5 27
68 http://chrissyblanco.blogspot.com Chrissy Blanco DEV 19 32 516,960 4
69 http://blogs.msdn.com/williamcornwill William Cornwill MS DEV 18 41 544,327 4 4
70 http://www.elumenotion.com/blog Doug Ware DEV 18 544,327 4 6
71 http://mindsharpblogs.com/todd Todd Bleeker MVP DEV 546,134 5 114
72 http://www.sharepointblogs.com/jasonmedero Jason Medero MVP IT 17 24 574,833 4 33
73 http://mikewalsh.bilsimser.com Mike Walsh MVP IT 16 81 608,616 4 42
74 http://www.mannsoftware.com/Blog David Mann MVP DEV 16 33 608,616 4 6
75 http://sharepointmx.mvps.org/blogs/ldusolier (spanish) Luis du Soldier MS IT 15 26 646,322 4 24
76 http://community.zevenseas.com/Blogs/Daniel Daniel McPherson MVP DEV 15 41 646,322 4 27
77 http://blogs.msdn.com/edhild Ed Hild MS DEV 679,094 4
78 http://blogs.msdn.com/randalli Randall Isenhour MS DEV 14 19 688,970 6 10
79 http://blogs.msdn.com/dwinter Dan Winter MS IT 14 16 688,970 5
80 http://geekswithblogs.net/tariq Tariq Ayad DEV 14 21 688,970 4 84
81 http://glorix.blogspot.com Robin Meure DEV 14 159 688,970 4 3
82 http://www.beckybertram.com Becky Bertram MS DEV 14 21 688,970 4 2
83 http://www.wildwires.com/Blog Stacy Draper MVP DEV 14 19 688,970 4 27
84 http://blogs.sharepointguys.com/brendon Brendon Schwartz MVP IT/DEV 14 103 688,970 3
85 http://blogs.devhorizon.com/reza Reza Alirezaei MVP DEV 14 28 688,970 3 4
86 http://blogs.msdn.com/andrew_may Andrew May MVP DEV 48 722,319 6 153
87 http://blogs.technet.com/corybu Corey Burns MS IT 13 17 736,965 4 1
88 http://www.msftliveblogs.com/mhamilton Mike Hamilton IT/DEV 13 14 736,965 4 18
89 http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/itaysk (English/Hebrew) Itay Shakury DEV 13 27 736,965 3
90 http://mindsharpblogs.com/kathy Kathy Hughes MVP IT 13 24 736,965 3 6
91 http://cregan.wordpress.com Chris Regan IT 770,942 4 8
92 http://www.zimmergren.net Tobias Zimmer DEV 12 39 790,971 3 0
93 http://weblogs.asp.net/avnerk Avner Kashtan DEV 11 24 854,202 5 75
94 http://meiyinglim.blogspot.com Mei Ying Lim MVP DEV 11 15 854,202 5 20
95 http://wssdevelopment.blogspot.com Chris DEV 11 26 854,202 4 1
96 http://www.plijnaer.nl/weblog Martijn Plijnaer IT/DEV 11 42 854,202 3 1
97 http://blogs.msdn.com/kn MS Team MS ALL 11 890,116 6 74
98 http://blog.krichie.com Keith Richie MVP DEV 10 10 927,370 5 28
99 http://www.toddklindt.com/blog Todd Klindt MVP IT 10 92 927,370 4 5
100 http://dotnet.org.za/zlatan Zlatan Dzinic MVP DEV 10 40 927,370 3 2
 
 
I don’t want to miss anyone
If you have much more than 11 blogs based on Technorati that point to yours then give me a shout at joleson@yahoo.com
 
Blogs had to to rank in the top 900,000 blogs of more than 10 million and counting, to make the list.  Bloglines data and was pulled on 5/19/2008 with Technorati on 5/16/2008.  Any mistakes are my mistakes and not intentional.  This list is generated for the purposes of ranking blogs to help improve the quality of original content and to reward those who are truly doing amazing work for the SharePoint community.  (Truly for your enjoyment and for the betterment of the SharePoint community.)

A Joel’s "Top 100" and "Top 10 SharePoint Blog" badge will be coming soon…

Note: I’ve posted this post for comparative reasons with the previous post.  Apologizes for any mistakes or missing blogs.  Also please note that some blogs were removed that were considered aggregated feeds or didn’t primarily contain original content such as mirrors, news or republished links.  Although this update may look like a major update, additional updates may be made over the course of the week with a refresh of blog listings around August/September 08.

About RSS and Subscriptions… Although some of the best indicators of blog popularity are unique blogs that point to your blog, and links that point to your blog… RSS subscribers are a very telling story.  For this reason I’ve included some stats from Bloglines.com an online RSS reader.  I assume these stats don’t account for even 5% of readership, but can give an indication of popularity.  A more ideal number would be the actual feed statistics such as through feedburner.com.  Unfortunately, these statistics are only available if they are published by the owner.  I for example, as recent as May 14th had 3,516 subscribers  to my feedburner feed, while looking at bloglines you see only 75 as online web based subscribers happening to be using the bloglines interface to subscribe (it’s amazing how many hundreds I can lose over a weekend). Another 29 are subscribed directly to the old feed of the archive site (hence the calculated number in the table). 

According to Andrew Connell’s feedburner stats on his site he has around ~3200 subscriptions, while Bil Simser has ~2500.  It’s fun to analyze.  I hope you enjoy this data and understand this is all in good fun.  Here’s an interesting break down by client consumption.  You can see what small percentage (2%) is taken by bloglines with Outlook 2007 (28%) and Google Feedfetcher (27%) being the two most popular RSS clients for my feed (the very Pro already upgraded Office 2007 client with Outlook 2007).  Very savy indeed.

RSS Conumption of My Blog 

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