Category Archives: Top Australian Blogs

Australian Blogs

All too often us Aussies have to venture overseas to truly appreciate what an extraordinary country we live in.

Australian Wildlife - The Emu

In fact, for many travellers it’s only when you get somewhere o/s that you understand how many people would love to live here.

The Australian Blogging Community

Similarly, the Aussie blog sites also offer leading commentary, insights, and opinions.

The Australian culture is trained in understated, we’re renowned for supporting the under dog, for chopping down “tall poppies”, yet at what expense.

Through traversing the web, joining blog sites on LinkedIn and Facebook, I’ve come across some great Australian blogs – which shouldn’t be surprising!

But obviously many of the Aussie authors reflect the culture of understatement which emanates in Australian blogs.

Throw it out there

So to the sheilas, the blokes, the dinky di’s and true blue’s … what are some of the great Aussie blog sites that appear on your blog roll?

3rd May Update on the Top Aussie Bloggers

I’ve recalculated the Top 100 Australian Blogs Index.

Debuting (or re-appearing) this week:

https://blogpond.wordpress.com
(yes, due to public consensus, I’ve added my blog back in)
http://www.bannerblog.com.au
http://www.caradvice.com.au
http://tims-boot.blogspot.com
http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/
http://www.gardeningtipsnideas.com
http://lloydi.com/blog
http://blog.clickonline.org.au
(Way to go Matt – this is a terrific program!)
http://www.digitalskies.net
http://www.crazymeezer.com.au
(Way to go Leigh – that makes 2!)
http://www.michaelvisser.com.au
http://www.middlemiss.org/weblog/matilda
http://www.standardzilla.com

Again, special thanks to Scott Yang, and also Anthony at The Local. His new additions help me flag blogs to check. If you’re an Aussie Blogger, I highly recommend you submit your blog to Blogs.com.au.

Also, special congratulations to our own Duncan Riley who appears to have a new writing gig on Techcrunch (the 18th most popular blog in the world according to Technorati).

The Top 100 Australian Blogs Index

Following on from my two recent posts, I have finally released “The Top 100 Australian Blogs Index“.

This will be a fixed page on this blog, which I will undertake to maintain as regularly as time permits – hopefully weekly, but I’m not making any firm commitment! It’s still a manual process 😦 .

The list combines both Technorati Ranking and Alexa Ranking, and I have explained the methodology in my “About the Index” page.

I’d really love feedback! I want to get this right.

If you think you can improve on the methodology, disagree with the way it’s been compiled, think you should be included, think a site shouldn’t be included – anything, please leave a comment. If you don’t want your comment published (all comments here are moderated) then leave your name with (Private) in brackets afterwards, and it won’t be published. Alternatively you can contact me via the email address on the “about me” page.

I reserve the right to not include blogs that I consider “inappropriate” – deal with it 😀

This index evolved from Craig Harper’s Ultimate Aussie Blogroll, which is based on Technorati solely, but now bares little resemblance.

Top 100 Aussie Blogs by Australian Audience (take 2)

Well you asked for it – you got it! As a follow up to yesterday’s post Top 100 Most Popular Australian Blogs, I managed to fumble my way around to (kind of) get this into some semblance of a clickable list.

Rank

Alexa

URL

Orig

Technorati

Au

AU

Pos

Rank

1

299

http://www.inthemix.com.au/

26

9,652

2

566

http://www.problogger.net/

1

57

3

1,082

http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/

10

3,671

4

1,231

https://blogpond.wordpress.com/

82

32,919

5

1,581

http://www.istartedsomething.com/

3

1,581

6

2,345

http://alistercameron.com

17

6,620

7

2,698

http://www.smallbusinessbranding.com/

28

11,159

8

2,804

http://www.livingroom.org.au/blog/

16

6,620

9

2,945

http://www.itnews.com.au/

9

3,636

10

2,976

http://duncanriley.com/

31

11,834

11

3,599

http://timblair.net/

4

1,963

12

4,651

http://thepodcastnetwork.com

3,463

13

5,266

http://thewrongadvices.com

15,534

14

5,409

http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/

23

8,429

15

5,574

http://harpzon.com

23,324

16

7,060

http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/

2

1,469

17

7,467

http://aussielicious.blogspot.com/

48

18,587

18

7,581

http://allaussiebeef.blogspot.com/

90

35,963

19

n/a

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/

19

6,899

20

28,714

http://www.blogcharm.com/sweets/

20

6,924

21

10,780

http://grabyourfork.blogspot.com/

36

12,855

22

n/a

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/

22

8,089

23

12,263

http://benbarren.blogspot.com/

67

26,132

24

12,514

http://servantofchaos.typepad.com/soc/

21

7,300

25

13,876

http://larvatusprodeo.net/

33

12,275

26

17,131

http://www.themaninblue.com/

25

8,953

27

3,333

http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/

27

10,246

28

17,231

http://muchadoaboutsumthin.blogspot.com/

49

18,922

29

17,895

http://www.thebargainqueen.org/

29

11,408

30

n/a

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/

30

11,725

31

18,239

http://www.boudist.com/

51

19,976

32

20,341

http://www.incsub.org/blog/

96

38,543

33

21,460

http://trevorcook.typepad.com/weblog/

72

27,285

34

24,016

http://www.nik.com.au/

35

12,573

35

24,336

http://www.lostateminor.com/

92

36,346

36

25,736

http://katiechatfield.wordpress.com/

47

18,374

37

25,880

http://thebreakfastblog.blogspot.com/

84

34,611

38

31,739

http://www.sauer-thompson.com/

70

27,285

39

31,994

http://anonymouslefty.blogspot.com/

68

26,496

40

32,013

http://cookingismypassion.blogspot.com/

76

29,950

41

33,637

http://catallaxyfiles.com/

80

32,050

42

36,340

http://vadirectory.net/blog/

94

36,723

43

40,568

http://craigharper.com.au/

40

14,904

44

40,914

http://www.disambiguity.com/

57

22,292

45

42,770

http://www.andrewbartlett.com/blog/

62

24,592

46

45,090

http://www.hawkwings.net/

5

2,041

47

46,031

http://www.duncans.tv/

43

15,434

48

48,677

http://leehopkins.net/

38

13,900

49

48,696

http://maxbarry.com/

75

29,471

50

n/a

http://blogs.msdn.com/frankarr/

50

19,745

51

48,804

http://roadtosurfdom.com/

42

14,963

52

27,405

http://blogs.technet.com/mkleef/

52

20,982

53

51,700

http://moviecritic.com.au/

87

35,632

54

56,279

http://kitta.net/

98

40,434

55

68,027

http://tokyo-girl.blogspot.com

25,948

56

68,867

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/

6

2,261

57

70,095

http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/

55

21,563

58

82,040

http://angryaussie.wordpress.com/

74

29,245

59

n/a

http://blogs.msdn.com/charles_sterling/

59

22,715

60

85,062

http://www.artnewsblog.com/

73

27,668

61

111,686

http://www.gardeningtipsnideas.com/

77

30,732

62

139,804

http://www.scottwesterfeld.com/blog/

69

26,671

63

114,128

http://youngie.prblogs.org/

63

24,767

64

212,895

http://cookalmostanything.blogspot.com/

44

16,565

65

236,215

http://honeysmack.blogspot.com/

86

35,278

66

243,440

http://www.justinelarbalestier.com/blog/

54

21,438

67

244,437

http://kiddley.com/

12

4,937

68

253,414

http://www.miscmum.com/

13

5,678

69

275,846

http://shaicoggins.com/

34

12,516

70

285,049

http://www.thefoodpornographer.com/

88

35,632

71

296,814

http://wpram.com/

41

14,904

72

DNR

http://www.alexallied.com/

37

13,374

73

DNR

http://www.anecdote.com.au/

46

17,570

74

DNR

http://fumbling-towards-geekdom.blogspot.com/

89

35,963

75

DNR

http://barista.media2.org/

65

25,563

76

DNR

http://www.fatplanet.com.au/blog/

99

41,764

77

DNR

http://faith-theology.blogspot.com/

24

8,520

78

DNR

http://www.tomatom.com/

91

36,346

79

DNR

http://www.insanitytheory.net/kitchenwench/

79

31,482

80

DNR

http://kissnblog.blogspot.com/

83

34,263

81

DNR

http://ilovemilkandcookies.blogspot.com/

45

16,988

82

DNR

http://black-dog-knits.blogspot.com/

95

37,519

83

DNR

http://mattstone.blogs.com/

93

36,723

84

DNR

http://morselsandmusings.blogspot.com/

61

23,809

85

DNR

http://void-star.net/

14

5,958

86

DNR

http://sarsaparillablog.net/

78

30,990

87

DNR

http://wilsonsalmanac.blogspot.com/

85

35,278

88

DNR

http://todaymelbourne.blogspot.com/

81

32,623

89

DNR

http://gimmeyourstuff.blogspot.com/

53

20,982

90

DNR

http://fivepublicopinions.blogspot.com/

66

25,755

91

DNR

http://didgeman.wordpress.com/

64

24,929

92

DNR

http://www.foodpast.com/

39

14,834

93

DNR

http://ladedahails.blogspot.com/

7

3,078

94

DNR

http://sparklepanda.blogspot.com/

8

3,561

95

DNR

http://aussieintheorient.blogspot.com/

15

6,140

96

DNR

http://newcenturynotebook.blogspot.com/

32

11,834

97

DNR

http://sydneynearlydailyphot.blogspot.com/

56

21,708

98

DNR

http://www.chrisberg.org/

58

22,435

99

DNR

http://purplegiraffes.blogspot.com/

60

23,809

100

DNR

http://stkildatoday.blogspot.com/

97

39,562

DNR = Did Not Rate

Please note: Coming in at number 3 should be All For Women with an AU Alexa ranking of 880 (way to go Leigh) – I just didn’t have the energy to redo the list 😦

Please advise any omissions or inaccuracies.

Modified from original list provided by Craig Harper (sidebar) 🙂

Update: Please see The Top Australian Blogs Index for the latest list.