Who's The Biggest? Redux

Friday, March 20, 2009 Friday, March 20, 2009

[UPDATE  2] After publication of this list, I have received numerous (100+) requests for inclusion, as well as pointers several excellent blogroll and feed sources. Thanks to everyone for your feedback! It's going to be a lot of work, but some helpers and I are attempting to redo this list once again to include the missing and apply some suggested refinements. Stay tuned for the update.


[UPDATE] Due to popular demand, I've fixed up the list a bit by adding in data for missing blogs that have been requested in the comments. Unfortunately, approximately half of the suggestions have no Technorati data, so I was unable to slot them in. I have also fixed up a couple of ranking errors.

Last week I published a first attempt at a comprehensive list of Second Life-related blogs. Well, it wasn’t as accurate as it could have been, as several readers suggested blogs that were not included, and some blogs were, um, kinda dead. So I promised to make a better list and republish.

I should not have made that promise.

Why? Well, after hours and hours of programming, manually checking blogs, data cleansing, sorting, rechecking and formatting, three things have occurred:


Eye problems aside, the list is much better, although I still expect there to be some inaccuracies remaining. Here’s what I did:
  • Included additional sources of blogs from more feed lists, known missing items and of course reader suggestions
  • Manually checked every one (yes, all 1800+ of them) briefly to ensure that they still exist, contain SL-related content and are active
  • Removed inactive blogs - those being blogs that have not published in the previous six months (your definition of inactive might be more aggressive than mine, but I had to choose something.) While I didn’t keep track, I must have tossed out over 1,000 dead blogs. It seems that most of the published long lists of SL blogs are riddled with dead entries
  • Re-ran the Technorati scan to obtain current rankings
  • Fixed the Technorati rankings as best I could by hand
  • Sorted and formatted the list of 572 surviving blogs. And I removed the troublesome Technorati rank.

Wait a moment! “Fixed the rankings?” Yep, it turns out that the Technorati API that provides the rankings is notoriously inconsistent. It seems to give bad results for one out of every ten blogs. I had to manually inspect and correct many (over 100) blogs that appeared to be out of order. In the end I removed the rank from the list as it varies from day to day and cannot be trusted. Thanks a lot, Technorati! Nevertheless, I believe the rankings to be reasonably close to reality.

In spite of the many, many hours I’ve spent creating this list, I am certain there are more errors hidden in the list, and several missing blogs. If you don’t see your blog listed, I either missed it or more likely Technorati simply doesn’t return any results for that specific blog. My apologies in advance to anyone I’ve missed!

One more thing: blogs change URLs or names, cease publication, start up and disappear all the time, so I am afraid this list will be obsolete by next week. Sorry, guys!

And now, the definitive ranked list of active Second Life blogs:

# 1 Massively
# 2 Official Second Life Blog
# 3 iheartsl.com Second Life's largest community blog
# 4 New World Notes
# 5 VintFalken.com
# 6 Torley Lives
# 7 Not Possible IRL
# 8 Fabulously Free in SL
# 9 Free*Style
# 10 Ana Lutetia inSL
# 11 Dusan Writer's Metaverse
# 12 Rezzable
# 13 Prokofy Neva
# 14 Second Style Fashionista
# 15 Shopping Cart Disco
# 16 Gwyn's Home
# 17 UgoTrade
# 18 Kzero
# 19 SL iReports: Your news of a virtual world - Blogs from CNN.com
# 20 Achariya.net
# 21 Virtually Blind | Virtual Law
# 22 Alphaville Herald
# 23 The Click Heard Round the World
# 24 What Is This Crap?
# 25 Fashion Victim
# 26 Slmen
# 27 The Metaverse Journal - Australia
# 28 Mermaid Diaries: Natalia Zelmanov's Second Life Adventures
# 29 Aviatrix :: Zoe Connolly
# 30 El Opinador Compulsivo
# 31 Living in the Metaverse
# 32 Second Effects
# 33 The Electric Sheep Company: Blogs
# 34 The ARCH
# 35 Corduroy
# 36 Men's Second Style
# 37 DIP's Dispatches from the Imagination Age
# 38 It's Only Fashion
# 39 maitreya
# 40 Your2ndPlace - Comments
# 41 Closet Crisis
# 42 casa del shai
# 43 CodeBastardRedgrave.Com
# 44 Ewing Fashion Agency
# 45 Botgirl's Second Life Diary
# 46 Ch'know?
# 47 Are we not men?
# 48 Alliance Virtual Library
# 49 Verbal Stew
# 50 Hibernia on the Skids
# 51 Designing Nicky Ree
# 52 3pointD.com
# 53 Prim Perfect
# 54 The Heliograph
# 55 FUTURE-MAKING SERIOUS GAMES
# 56 Geta
# 57 Be Less Stupid!
# 58 Tuli's blog
# 59 Girl Wonder Speaks...about Second Life
# 60 Soign
# 61 Second Arts
# 62 Ivalde`s Heim
# 63 Kitty Witchin
# 64 SL Fashion Notes
# 65 SL Fashion Police
# 66 Fleur Skins
# 67 'Kota's Knickers
# 68 :: Dutch Touch :: Outlet - Second Life
# 69 M is for Myg
# 70 caLLie cLine
# 71 An Engine Fit For My Proceeding
# 72 Ophelia Drowns
# 73 Second Stindberg
# 74 CeN's Two Cents
# 75 My SLife on the D List
# 76 GION PROJECT
# 77 Common|Sensible
# 78 Canimal.
# 79 APLINK - itsReal
# 80 artilleri
# 81 Uma's Style Diary
# 82 MindBlizzard blog
# 83 Clyde
# 84 The News from BardHaven
# 85 Ryker Beck dot COM
# 86 Reading Radar
# 87 Kyoot
# 88 Ambling in Second Life
# 89 chignon - a Virtual Style Blog
# 90 Fashion Consolidated
# 91 Second Life of Dreams
# 92 Phasing Grace | Social Architecture and Virtual Worlds
# 93 SL Fashion Avengers
# 94 More Than Meets the Eye
# 95 SLOG
# 96 -Ana Lutetia-
# 97 GoSpeed Racer a Second Life Avatar
# 98 Brooklyn is Watching
# 99 GoSpeed Racer a Second Life Avatar
# 100 Through my eyes..
# 101 ~silentsparrow~
# 102 Long Awkward Pose
# 103 Around the Grid
# 104 Half Arsed
# 105 Tenth Life
# 106 SL FASHION DIVA
# 107 Dedric Mauriac
# 108 Philotic Energy
# 109 Fashion Labyrinth
# 110 Another blog!
# 111 Digital Image
# 112 Carissa's Closet
# 113 Discursos do Outro Mundo
# 114 Dwell On It
# 115 Eladrienne's Other Life!
# 116 Grid Expectations
# 117 Nexeus Fatale
# 118 Aspire Model Management
# 119 Mui Mukerji
# 120 Draconic Kiss
# 121 r u n w a y + k i d z
# 122 The Realm of the Red Rose
# 123 SiniStyle Decapitated
# 124 cognitive dissonance
# 125 My Second Closet
# 126 Radio Riel
# 127 Ingmann Design Group
# 128 GuRL 6
# 129 *ICING* Second Life Vintage inspired Fashions by Miko Omegamu
# 130 Koreshan Pointe
# 131 SugarCube;Memoirs of Second Life
# 132 Veyron's Adventures in Second Life
# 133 Looker Lumet
# 134 { Zaara }
# 135 SLimply the Best
# 136 JUICYBOMB | All the Juiciest in Second Life!
# 137 A Stroll Through Caledon
# 138 All Ears in Second Life
# 139 Alysha's Second Life
# 140 Architecture +
# 141 Lucas Lameth (luc) Fashion Jewelry
# 142 On Your Toes
# 143 starley.com
# 144 MONTA
# 145 PERSONA's Blog
# 146 Business Communicators of Second Life
# 147 adam n eve
# 148 Fallobst
# 149 *AnnaH*
# 150 LaBicyclette
# 151 Muse Fine Jewelry
# 152 Ravishal Ramblings
# 153 bijouaholic
# 154 Cylindrian's Grace Notes
# 155 CronoCloud Creeggan, Virtual Fashionista
# 156 Rheta
# 157 Studio Wikitecture: Opening Architecture
# 158 SLShop-a-holic
# 159 Songs from The Nightingale
# 160 ~flirt~
# 161 Pandora's box
# 162 Less Than 3
# 163 Whole Lotta Rosie!
# 164 Rebel Hope Designs, Inc.
# 165 My Digital Double
# 166 She's So Unusual
# 167 セカンドな日常 - livedoor Blog(ブログ)
# 168 SySy's
# 169 Tres Blah
# 170 UberNoggin
# 171 What *IS* Willis Talking About?
# 172 Timothy's Second Life Experience
# 173 Muism
# 174 The Minor Mishaps and Adventures of Skusting Dagger
# 175 DARK EDEN PLAZA
# 176 Mischief
# 177 Second Tense
# 178 Royal Blue
# 179 Shoshana's Musings
# 180 Punch Drunk
# 181 What's New ?
# 182 Red-Headed Step-Child
# 183 Just me, dinee
# 184 Alienbear Jewelry Design
# 185 MG fashion
# 186 Exiled in SL
# 187 Mimikri hot couture
# 188 Chey's Second Life Blog
# 189 Metaversal Arts
# 190 Unique Needs!
# 191 Aenea's Second Life
# 192 Harajuku Box
# 193 Refuge
# 194 Hey Girlfriend
# 195 BEWITCHED HAIR
# 196 Virtual Silks and Fantasy Review
# 197 All Things Tiessa
# 198 Fashionality
# 199 How's your world?
# 200 PixelDolls...
# 201 Second Life Male Style and Fashion
# 202 Tori's Blog
# 203 Wrath Paine
# 204 The Journal of Dr. Darien Mason
# 205 House of Nyla
# 206 Sascha's Designs - Elegant Ballroom Gowns
# 207 Diversity Hair
# 208 Lady Adventuress
# 209 Loki's musings on first and second life
# 210 amiko*amikino
# 211 Evans Avenue Exit
# 212 The Winged Girl Blog
# 213 ShopArmidi.com
# 214 Tao's Thoughts on Second Life
# 215 glamourazzi
# 216 The New Observer
# 217 Dot in Second Life
# 218 GRIDSTYLE.COM
# 219 My Virtual World
# 220 Content Confessional
# 221 -Analise-
# 222 Best of Both Worlds
# 223 Poid Mahovlich
# 224 Bitter Thorns Blog
# 225 First Impressions
# 226 KessKreations
# 227 Berry's Blog
# 228 Designing Insanity
# 229 Truth
# 230 Virtually Dressed
# 231 Diamonds and Rust Podcast
# 232 Honour's Post Menopausal View
# 233 Alienbear Gupte Virtual Life
# 234 *AC Aphrodite Creations*
# 235 Inspired - Kawaii Fashion in Second Life
# 236 It's A Scaggs Life!
# 237 Sin Trenton
# 238 Ramblings of a Red Headed Kitten
# 239 Second Life: Music, DJs, Nightlife, Art and Creativity
# 240 SN@TCH
# 241 Vanity Universe
# 242 Virtual Neko in Second Life
# 243 Willowing Wisps
# 244 iCandy
# 245 SLink
# 246 STELLAR by Lexi Morgan
# 247 The Rummage Box
# 248 The Connolly Telegraph
# 249 A Second Look
# 250 Bliss Beningborough Couture
# 251 Experiments with Avatars
# 252 Avenue Models
# 253 avocatio virtualis
# 254 #NAME?
# 255 PXL Creations
# 256 Ambergris Deadly Fashions
# 257 Imperial Elegance
# 258 Oh, hush!
# 259 Passionate Neko Dreams
# 260 ArtsPlace SL
# 261 Charity Dogsbody's Booke of Sensible Advice
# 262 CONNIE in a SEC
# 263 secondguru
# 264 The Life of Abigail Raymaker
# 265 Fallobst
# 266 Zippora's life
# 267 Nyte'N'Day Official Blog
# 268 The ramblings of Violet
# 269 The Winter Market
# 270 Y Me | digitally encoded genetic machismo
# 271 YABU SIM
# 272 Proceedings of the Royal Society
# 273 Free Speerit
# 274 Genevieve Lutetia
# 275 Nimil
# 276 Second Wave Fashion
# 277 Punk Shack
# 278 La Sylphide
# 279 Emery
# 280 Phantom's Republic
# 281 Second Life Shopping Sherpa
# 282 Beth's Second Life
# 283 Decoy
# 284 Lo Lo
# 285 overcooked
# 286 Popfuzz
# 287 Shep Korvin - Blog is the new Black
# 288 everyday second life
# 289 Miss Cornelia Rothschild
# 290 Moonshine Clothing
# 291 The Lady and The Tramp
# 292 Woo's!
# 293 Lick, Don't Bite
# 294 CREAMSHOP
# 295 LF Fashions
# 296 Pedro Meya Marty - Agentur f
# 297 Second Life Stylewatch
# 298 The Dressing Up Box
# 299 Vitamin Ci
# 300 Crimson Flow
# 301 Omega Point | A blog by Catherine Winters
# 302 Sunn's World
# 303 Moggs - a second life
# 304 Glamorpuss
# 305 Blunt Fashion Sense
# 306 L o s t A n g e l . H e a d q u a r t e r s
# 307 ma vie d'avatar: ma vie sur second life
# 308 SLC
# 309 Novocaine
# 310 Beta Technologies
# 311 IYan Writer in virtual worlds
# 312 Little Gems from My Second Life
# 313 ::eLDee::
# 314 Curious Kitties Island Update Blog
# 315 LaynieWear
# 316 ::ANA_Mations::
# 317 DEVILISH CUPCAKE
# 318 Digital Dragon Designs
# 319 Digital Eyes
# 320 imagendivine.com
# 321 Kathar.in
# 322 Meet the Petermans
# 323 Pix3lizeD Th0ughTs
# 324 The Diary of a Caledonian Baroness
# 325 500 Year Diary
# 326 Accessories by Eolande
# 327 Honey Wendt in Second Life
# 328 Ingenue
# 329 Kabalyero
# 330 Solange! Fashions
# 331 A Piece of Candy
# 332 DragonFly Designs, Inc.
# 333 Alphamale
# 334 Kryptonia's Weblog
# 335 Ai Baroque on Wordpress
# 336 DrFran Does SL
# 337 I Make HUDDLES
# 338 The Fashionable Heart
# 339 Eyana Yohkoh's Blog
# 340 Metaverse Law
# 341 Sensual Designs
# 342 Digital Knickers
# 343 Mela's
# 344 Posh Pride
# 345 Ravenwear: The Anti-Trend
# 346 Scripter Syndrome
# 347 Sio's Second Life
# 348 The Cindy Kesey Show
# 349 Eloise's thoughts and fancies
# 350 Second Life's a Drag!
# 351 The Virtual Version
# 352 Trudeau Classic Sailing Yachts
# 353 Winter Moon
# 354 Eclipse
# 355 Hairapy
# 356 theshadow's Alternative Second Life Fashions
# 357 VictoriaV Fashion
# 358 Vidal's Dolly Realm
# 359 World of IBIZARRE
# 360 Aether Chronicles
# 361 EarthStones
# 362 DollyRock: Second Life Clothes
# 363 I'm a Gracie Girl!!
# 364 Freda's Fine Fashion Magix
# 365 :The Cute Institute
# 366 The Bon Mots of Phineas Matova
# 367 BijouxOr Gold Jewelry
# 368 =^.^= Neko Gear =^.^=
# 369 The Excellent Second Life of Chartreuse Muni
# 370 [CRAP] Fashion
# 371 Awesome Designs
# 372 Catt's Creations
# 373 Gwendolyn Cassini Creations and Scripts 'r Us
# 374 Illuminati Designs Updates
# 375 Just fine
# 376 MAU's
# 377 Niki's Notes
# 378 Rustica
# 379 SubliminaLuminations
# 380 Argent Eyes
# 381 CTK
# 382 Fashion Predator
# 383 Frequency's Oscillations
# 384 Jolie's Boutique
# 385 Material Squirrel
# 386 Ookami Ningen
# 387 Ribbons Learns to Swim
# 388 Serenity Mercier
# 389 comme il faut - by Moire Georgette - virtual fashion
# 390 Hexed (Formerly Escape)
# 391 Second Life - Notizie e Commenti su Second Life
# 392 Second Life Games
# 393 Subtle Submission
# 394 The Antiquity Gazette
# 395 The Chilbo Road Press
# 396 Viva La Glam.
# 397 Comments for Yxes Muses
# 398 Glass Earth
# 399 Izzyisms
# 400 Livin
# 401 Not Your Typical Lady
# 402 Project Q/Gematria
# 403 SinSkins
# 404 SlCoolMag
# 405 Soda - Bubbly Fashions
# 406 Cala - Transgender in Second Life
# 407 2nd Lifer
# 408 Mascha Boa's Fashion
# 409 Prissy Pixels
# 410 Reaction - a Surfers Revolution
# 411 *~*HopScotch*~*
# 412 Bewitched Designs
# 413 Cailyn's - Classic Jewelry
# 414 Dings Digital's Diary
# 415 First Flower
# 416 good deeds of a sailor to be
# 417 JetDoll
# 418 Kyra's Kloset
# 419 Mashooka Designs
# 420 pixie dust and tantrums...
# 421 Rich Desoto
# 422 Second Life at hand
# 423 Second Mirage
# 424 Selling in Secondlife
# 425 Calico Ingmann Creations
# 426 enkythings - Virtual High Heels
# 427 Larue
# 428 Machinations of an Evil Tiny Kitty
# 429 Newbe's Steam Powered Blog
# 430 Steamjunk
# 431 Studio Sidhe
# 432 Taunt
# 433 TimeForce 10
# 434 Tuli's Favorites
# 435 !TM Hair Styles by Tami McCoy
# 436 Daikon Forge
# 437 Liquid Velvet Studio Designs
# 438 rosemary galbraith
# 439 Second Life Conceptual Creations
# 440 The Velvet Room
# 441 Torrid Tales of a Compulsive Swooner
# 442 AMACCI
# 443 FETISH FASHIONISTA
# 444 Beq's adventures in second life
# 445 Fortunate Productions
# 446 A2NZ : When creativity goes global
# 447 deadaswe's weblog
# 448 Interests of Isolde Flamand
# 449 Vignette
# 450 ~Serenity Style~
# 451 Beats n' Pieces
# 452 Burroughs Jewellery and Eyes
# 453 Caledon Early Bird Social Club
# 454 Dreambits
# 455 E.Laval Fine Clothing
# 456 Fetch Alternative Blog
# 457 Forceme Silverspar's adventures in Second Life
# 458 House Of RFyre
# 459 INDIRA BEKKERS - Second Life Fashion
# 460 Samantha Speaks
# 461 sf design - avatar clothing by swaffette Firefly
# 462 **THE CLOSET**
# 463 Explorations of the White Foxx
# 464 Gideon Television Superstar
# 465 Iron Raptor
# 466 Nicola Escher - Journal
# 467 Sparkle-Skye
# 468 Tamed Frustration
# 469 The Family Jewels
# 470 Virtual World Business.com
# 471 Warm Winter Nights
# 472 Woolly Wildcat Writings
# 473 Angie Mornington
# 474 For All Your Household Needs
# 475 From the Flames
# 476 Jana's Classic Designs
# 477 Make Money Online With Richard Palace
# 478 Marion in Wonderland
# 479 Mirrorlabs: Skin Studio Blog
# 480 Quarter Life Crisis
# 481 Soliel Snook
# 482 The Llama's Den
# 483 The Second Life Great Expedition
# 484 Veronique's Second Life
# 485 Wild Thing - Male Clothing
# 486 Meta.Live.Nu
# 487 Skidz Partz On Secondlife
# 488 Contest Central by Impressione
# 489 powers of creation
# 490 Hair Solutions
# 491 MRO SHOW ** LIVE **
# 492 secondfluid
# 493 :!:Lavish Style:!: by Katy Angel
# 494 [Poptart]
# 495 Acedia Diary
# 496 Asri Falcone Originals
# 497 Derek
# 498 Diary of an avatar
# 499 Elegance Hats
# 500 Goto Desoto
# 501 LDinSTL says:
# 502 Mael's Mindforge
# 503 Oh no Crippy Oh
# 504 Ordinal's Cabinet of Ephemera
# 505 Rave Nation Blog
# 506 .: Na
# 507 ~KorvinKreations~
# 508 A NEKO's LIFE in SL
# 509 AudSLife
# 510 Balderdash- Bagatelle and Trinketry
# 511 Baronial Notations
# 512 Diva Designs
# 513 Eye Candy Designs
# 514 Fae Designs
# 515 Fashionably Dead
# 516 From The Eye Of The Storm
# 517 Frontier's Horizon
# 518 Fuel
# 519 Ki-Squared
# 520 Makeda Cole
# 521 Mal Burns Annex
# 522 Moriash Moreau: My Second Life
# 523 My Second Life is the New First
# 524 Paw Prints
# 525 RaceSL
# 526 sezmra.com
# 527 Something Different
# 528 SYD: Style Your Destiny
# 529 Taffy Apple Designs
# 530 Tea Monster
# 531 Through the filter of a Victorian Aesthetic
# 532 TorridWear
# 533 trash palace - electronic music club
# 534 Treasured Visions
# 535 Tully in Second Life
# 536 Tweaktocracy
# 537 Violet Voltaire
# 538 Wildefire Walcott's Mistressy Musings
# 539 Your Godless Goddess
# 540 Anti Cute Clothing Second Life
# 541 BiancaF
# 542 Brigid Ashwood Fantasy Artist
# 543 Caliburn Susanto
# 544 Essentia
# 545 Handbags
# 546 Mannon's Fashion
# 547 Mircat
# 548 Mollster's
# 549 OOpS
# 550 Random Acts of Style
# 551 Return to Secondlife
# 552 Ships of the Line
# 553 Khaos Klub Information Website
# 554 Blog of House of Lu; Paper Couture
# 555 Caliente Express
# 556 celtgrrl
# 557 Ephemeral Creations
# 558 Flower and Willow
# 559 ICoN
# 560 Inside Second Life
# 561 Life by Proxy
# 562 Made for No Reason
# 563 Metaverse Week in Review
# 564 Miriel in the Metaverse
# 565 newly born
# 566 NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life
# 567 Riven's Nest
# 568 Savoir Hair
# 569 Second Life Blogosphere
# 570 Second Life Fashion Addict
# 571 Second Spice
# 572 ShenS Blog
# 573 Skin Within
# 574 Stella's Mall on Stella Isle
# 575 Sweetest Sin
# 576 Technopaideia
# 577 The Agile Mind
# 578 the Artists' tea party
# 579 The Source of Power
# 580 Trin's Tantrums
# 581 Voodoo Style
# 582 Welcome to the Train-Wreck Love Life
# 583 Women of Second Life
# 584 Yoshino's Second life blog
# 585 Zagoskin Haute Couture


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