Four Australian bloggers have been named amongst the Top 500 blogs in the world according to a new list published by leading US blog search firm Feedster
The new list comes after a recent debate amongst United States based bloggers as to the best ways in which to measure influence amongst blogs.
The four Australian bloggers and their blogs making the list in order:
#123 Cameron Reilly, Melbourne & Mick Stanic, Sydney -
The Podcast Network Blog
#140 Arthur Chrenkoff, Brisbane
#157 Duncan Riley, Bunbury (WA)
The Blog Herald
#203 Darren Rowse, Melbourne
Duncan Riley, Editor of the Blog Herald, said that being placed amongst the Top 500 bloggers in the world was a great honour, and proved that the Australian blogosphere can and is being counted internationally.
"Despite the Australian blogosphere still being a relatively small player in the world scene, Australian bloggers are being heard and are making a difference" said Mr Riley. "Although we may not always be recognised within Australia, this recognition at an International level may help in spreading the word that blogging in Australia is growing, and Australians do have the potential of making a name for themselves amongst the 70 million odd blogs currently in existence."
Melbourne blogger Darren Rowse, who was featured recently in The Age Newspaper and who blogs full time for a living, stated that Australian bloggers had a wonderful opportunity to make a difference on the internet.
"Geography is no longer a constraint to success. Readers in the United States or the United Kingdom don't worry about where you're from, they are interested in what you write and how you write it," said Rowse. "People want and need spaces to interact with others with similar interests, passions, problems and ideas, and Australians have a natural ability to create such spaces."
Cameron Reilly satirically added that he wanted more Australians on the list. "w00t! This is the best news I've received since I found out about the "Hot Coffee" crack for GTA. There should be more Aussies in this list though. Do we want the Yanks to dominate this thing? Let's lift our game, people. Let's take it to the streets."