An interesting set of lists has been launched by Blog Network Watch.
The first list is a ranking of blogs which is calculated by a combination of links from Technorati, Yahoo, MSN, and Google. That seems like a good amount of data to use, but my problem is that it doesn’t list any blogs who aren’t affiliated with a network. It just seems like it’d be a more useful blog ranking list if it included independent blogs as well.
The next list is a ranking of all the blog networks. It’s a bit surprising how many networks there are. I understand some of the efficiencies of being part of a network, but it also seems like a lot of blogs would want to stay independent.
Well, in Conversion Rater’s short life I haven’t been approached by any networks. I really haven’t thought about it much, so it’d be tough to guess whether I’d join one or not. From what I’ve gathered they all have slightly different business models and relationships with bloggers, so I’m sure that would be a big part of the decision.