Twingly serves up the Top 100 Blogs written in English

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In their latest e-mail installment, TechCrunch, the Internet watchdog, whistle blower, and soothsayer profiled about Twingly, the social blog search engine (similar to Technorati) that has recently launched BlogRank as a way to identify the 100 most important blogs in 12 different languages based on a proprietary ranking system.

As I scrolled down the list of the Top 100 ranked sites, I was pleased to find many that I already subscribe to and read consistently. They include:

TechCrunch     Mashable!     Scobleizer     ProBlogger     Seth's Blog     Chris Brogan     Guy Kawasaki     O'Reilly     CopyBlogger     Gaping Void


There is a tendency for many of our members to become somewhat isolated within the comforting confines of ActiveRain, and never venture out into the greater blogosphere, beyond the realm of real estate, and see a much larger, global picture.

I want encourage you to embark upon an adventure today - to journey outside your comfort zone, to step out into the vast reaches of the Blog Galaxy - and discover new blog frontiers! Begin to develop a strategic subscription list in your reader of the blogs you find of most value.

Expand your horizons, expand your mind, expand your success!

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Rich Jacobson is a licensed Real Estate Broker & Branch Manager for Keller Williams West Sound; an avid Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, he is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.


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Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX


cat stuck in a boxIt takes a lot for me to get out of the AR place! I'm not sure if I'm OCD or what?

There is just soooooo much good reading here.

I know I need to crawl out of my box and get around a little more but jeesh isn't it up to you to KEEP us here?

Should we feel abandoned? Pushed away? Shunned?

All I can say is that I'll try...

Holiday Hugs, Deb

Dec 17, 2008 05:51 PM #32
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Rich~ You are right.  We should be well rounded and exposed to all kinds of blogs and information besides Active Rain.  But, I sure do love it here.  I guess I am just too comfortable and need to get out of my comfort zone ....I am going to subscribe and at least read Seth's .... 

Dec 17, 2008 06:26 PM #33
Jean Groesbeck
Coldwell Banker Bain - Anacortes, WA
Broker, CRS, e-PRO, ABR, ASP, CNE, IMS

WOW!  There is a whole subculture out there that I knew nothing about.  I can't learn as fast as the new technology is developed and utilized!

Dec 17, 2008 11:26 PM #34
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Oka, I intend to join one new group today

Dec 18, 2008 06:57 AM #35
Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC - Hilton Head Island, SC


I am worfully behind in this area.  Thanks for the list--I've bookmarked it for some holiday downtime. 

Dec 18, 2008 07:04 AM #36
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Rich, good information to encourage people here to get out of the rain ( sometimes) and hear what is going on in the blogosphere. There is a weath of information out there and not just in RE. Of course my feedreader is getting overwhelmed as I like to read I'm afraid I'll miss out on something.


Dec 18, 2008 07:05 AM #37
Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate
Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access - Philadelphia, PA

Rich, great advice for each of us to expand our network and be part of the larger blog world outside of real estate ! 

Dec 18, 2008 07:20 AM #38
Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
REALTOR, Marketing Manager

Yet another reminder of how little I know even after almost 2 years of blogging faithfully, Rich.  Now I will go figure out how to implement your ideas into my already slammed real estate life...thanks!


Dec 19, 2008 01:27 PM #39
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Before I venture out any further, I'm going to need a space helmet like yours...HAPPY HOLIDAYS Rich! May the LIGHT of the season be extra bright in your heart and your home.

Dec 20, 2008 07:55 PM #40
Virginia Hepp
ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Rich - you are so right and I am guilty!  Of the ones you mentioned, I have only read Seth's.  No, I don't get out much.  Thanks for the nudge in the right direction.

And Happy Birthday to you!  Can I say that here?  Or, is that spamming?  It is your birthday, isn't it?

Dec 22, 2008 02:29 AM #41
Georgie Hunter R(S)
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hey - Happy Birthday!  Sally sent me over.

Dec 22, 2008 10:01 PM #42
Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
e-Pro Realtor

Rich, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Thank you for these great resources, it's over my head right now... but I promise to get more tech savvy and start learning about some of these.

Regina P. Brown

Dec 23, 2008 12:01 AM #43
Debbie Hutchins
International, IT

Happy Birthday Rich!  From the date on this post it appears that YOU are actually enjoying your birthday and the holidays!  This is a great post for some but I am actually drowning in all of this new Social Techno stuff.  I need a little time to absorb and use it before I move on to another.  But about the B-Day mine is the 19th and I did a post  :-)  Social Media and Birthdays - Aren't they Great!

Which is what led me to your B-day via Sally and John!

Merry Christmas












Dec 23, 2008 05:54 AM #44
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

This comes to wish you a fabulous birthday!!!! All of us here in The Rain really appreciate all you have done for us to make this the best possible site!!!! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!!

Dec 23, 2008 09:40 AM #45
Ann Dail
Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551 - Baton Rouge, LA
Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem

I checked a couple on the list.  I am going to venture out this year, but just to lurk a bit.  I'm just starting to get the hang of Active Rain.

Dec 24, 2008 03:12 PM #46
Patty Carroll
Vancouver, WA

Rich, we started out with a couple of other sites and then landed at AR. Life got busy and so we are planning on getting more checking out other sites in 2009. Your never to old to learn new tricks. Hope you had a Happy Birthday and Scott and I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season with all of the joy and love that it brings.

Dec 25, 2008 09:07 AM #47
Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®
RE/MAX Vision Quest - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Thanks for the list of sites to help expand not only our horizons and mind, ALSO success (hopefully).

Dec 28, 2008 02:59 PM #48
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®-

Blogging outside AR?  isnt that like against the law or something?

Dec 29, 2008 12:16 AM #49
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®-

If it isn't against the law, I certainly think it should be!

Dec 29, 2008 09:34 AM #50
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


You just made my life a bit thornier as I'm grappling with that list of terrific blogs and trying to decide which few to start following. There are so many good ones.

Jan 03, 2009 08:55 PM #51
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