If you look in the sidebar of this blog, you will see a button for the Top 100 Bloggers. Developed by friends, Top 100 Bloggers was one of the first to help track popular blogs on the web.
Using a combination of votes and traffic, bloggers can rise to the top. The number changes in the icon based upon your placement in the ranks.
Top 100 Bloggers is not only driven by votes from users, it also features the ability to leave comments about the site, helping others to learn more about the benefits of the site and what they might learn from it. It’s like the Digg of blogs before Digg was around. You can read the comments, and see the traffic statistics, votes, and general information about the site. It’s a great way to learn more about a blog.
The listing of the Top 100 Bloggers is a neat way to find out what other bloggers are doing as well as a way to find out what bloggers are blogging about.
As slick as this list is, I’d also love to see some improvements such as easy access to feeds, and maybe even the lastest post in the site description area. I’d also like to see emphasis put on comments, showing the number of comments listed next to the comments link.
As it stands, it’s an interesting resource for blogs and I hope that it will grow and earn the respect it deserves as a generally more “honest” list of top bloggers than many of the A-List more arbitrary lists.