Being that it’s the first day of 2009, it’s common to do some sort of review: what was good, bad, popular and unpopular about the year that’s just past.
I couldn’t be bothered.1
Instead, I decided to do a “snapshot” post – one of those posts that looks at something current, so that in twelve months time I can look back, do it all again and say “Look what’s changed in the last twelve months”.
After my previous post about the most popular social networking sites in Ireland, I decided to have a look at the most popular Irish Blogs. Before I go through the list, here’s a couple of things to remember:
- I checked the rankings for 179 blogs. This is by no means an exhaustive list of Irish blogs, so if your one isn’t on the list, email me and I’ll update it.
- The list of blogs was taken from my own feed reader and from the Blogrolls of a couple of the more popular blogs on this list.
- The traffic data is taken from Alexa, so while it may not be entirely accurate, it should give a general indication of the relative popularity of those on the list.
- The traffic is based on the last three months only.
- The traffic stats do not contain any information regarding email or RSS subscribers.
- Due to the way that Alexa gathers traffic stats, I was unable to gather stats for blogs hosted on the following sites: blogs.ie, cluas.ie, blogs.msdn.com, blogs.linux.ie.
So with all of that out of the way, lets move on to the list:
Number 20 – John Breslin
Number 19 – Bernard Goldbach
Number 18 – Cybercom
Number 17 – John M. Ryan
Number 16 – Twenty Major
Number 15 – Grannymar
Number 14 – K8 The G8
Number 13 – Limerick Blogger
Number 12 – Jason Roe
Number 11 – Whois Ireland
Number 10 – Cormac Moylan
Number 9 – Frank Prendergast
Number 8 – Sabrina Dent
Number 7 – Bock The Robber
Number 6 – Head Rambles
Number 5 – Tom Raftery
Number 4 – Michele Neylon
Number 3 – Donncha O’Caoimh
Number 2 – Redfly Marketing
In at number one, drum roll please….
Number 1 – Damian Mulley
In the interests of transparency, you can download the full list of blogs that I checked here. The file is a standard .csv.
- Mainly because my memory is so bad, I can’t remember what was good or bad about last week, never-mind the last twelve months. [↩]