Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Best Blogs in Minnesota

Somebody, Newsbobber, has done the hard work necessary to seek out the blogs of Minnesota and has ranked the top 100 of them. Somewhat surprisingly to me, religious blogs were included even though Pharyngula, the infamous blog run by Paul Myers, the sacrilegious Minnesota-Morris biology instructor, consistently ranks as the best.

Some very good Minnesota Catholic blogs, most significantly the Ironic Catholic and Faithmouse, have not been listed or ranked, so I gave Newsbobber a list of some of the ones that I think could be ranked in the top 100.

When they say "best", I"m not sure what that means, but even though Pharyngula is immensely populr, that is probably not the only criteria to make it on the list. Maybe the best part of the list is that they have actually read and thought about the blogs, and has provided a summary of what they think it is about, and then gives a list of recent posts, and "best posts", which means that they list compiler actually spent some time on each of the blogs to get a feel for what it is all about. Click on the blog's name to get that information.

Newsbobber has a pretty decent home page that gives a summary of Minnesota news items from many different sources. http://www.newsbobber.com/

A couple of weeks ago, MinnPost, the internet "newspaper" wrote an article on Newsbobber that is an enterprise of Bob Ingrassia, a former Pioneer Press reporter.

Here are the Catholic blogs that have made Newsbobber's top 100 list. Congratulations to all of them:

18. Minnesota Mom (About This Blog)
Newsbobber Score - 6.4 [Margaret]

21. Adoro te Devote (About This Blog)
Newsbobber Score - 6.3 [Adoro]

33. The Recovering Dissident Catholic (About This Blog)
Newsbobber Score - 6.0 [The notorious Cathy of Alexandria]

39. Abbey-Roads (About This Blog)
Newsbobber Score - 5.9 [Terry, the Man of 1,000 Faces]

66. Stella Borealis Catholic Roundtable (About This Blog)
Newsbobber Score - 5.4 [Moi]

Tip O' the Hat to Margaret, Adoro, Cathy and Terry!

Other Catholic blogs that made the Directory are:

ORBIS CATHOLICVS [John Paul, Rome and St. Paul]

St. Monica's Kneeler [Swiss Miss, St. Paul]

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