There is a meme going around in other parts of the blogosphere: the revenge of the “Z-list.”
Confused? Let me explain.
Here’s the deal: In an effort to bring more link-love to those blogs that I feel aren’t getting their due, I’ve created a small list of blogs below that I’ve linked to. The idea is to create a meme built around giving link-love to the blogs that deserve it, and hopefully turn Technorati’s system of using a blog’s # of links to determine its ‘authority’, on its ear.
What YOU can do is simply create a new post on your blog, but CUT AND PASTE the list I have below, and then ADD any blogs you feel aren’t getting their due either. It can be 1 blog, or a hundred(or none if you simply want to repost the same list), but the idea is, find those great blogs that, for whatever reason, you feel aren’t getting their due, link-wise.
Then after you leave your post, the next blogger will do the same thing, cut and paste YOUR list, and add THEIR blogs to the list, then repost it. Add the same instructions in your post that the next blogger should cut and paste YOUR list, and add any blogs they feel should be on it to THEIR list. The list will get increasingly long, and all the blogs will get a sort of reverse ‘pyramid-affect’ of link-love.
In the blogosphere there is the “A-list” — the most popular bloggers who get all the attention. So presumably, there is a “Z-list” — the unknown bloggers.
This meme has spread lots of link love (and lots of attention) to blogs, off the beaten path — ones that are high in quality, but you might not have known about. And it has been spreading beyond the PR blogosphere.
Because lets face it: there are a lot of quality blogs out there. But only a few of them get recognition.
In my effort to share, below are some great blogs I have found. They aren’t on the “A-list” of milblog must reads, but are great blogs in their own right. Feel free to pick up this meme in your own blog, copy all of the blogs I have listed, and add links to any you wish to add to the list (even mine, if you want).
Blogs you should read: