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The Top 10 All Time Best Bloggers in the History of the World

11.08.2010

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Once again, I am presented with a conflict.

I am so beyond overjoyed (overjoyed!) at making this year’s Babble’s Top 50 Mom Blogs List. To find that writers I respect have seen fit to include me on a list of the best-written mom blogs of all things, along with people I worship from afar (and sometimes a-near) is so humbling and gratifying and freaky and great. And, other better adjectives I might have in my grasp, should I be number 1 or number 2, and not number 8.

(Seriously, I bet Lisa Belkin never calls things “freaky and great.”)

But as with last year, when I end up on a list, I feel a little uncomfortable too. Because while those 50 bloggers are indeed all fantastic bloggers, that doesn’t mean that other bloggers aren’t fantastic too. Magnificent even.

As I said in this blogher interviewI can’t judge success based on how many lists I get on; if I did I’d have to look at all the lists I’m not on and jump out a window. This is a very list-happy world we live in!

Still, everyone deserves to be on a list. It makes your mom happy and looks good on LinkedIn.

So here is a new one:

Mom-101′s 470 Top 10 All Time Best Bloggers in the History of the World. 

This is, I think, the coolest top 10 list of all time. Because the trick is, there can actually be 470 bloggers on it. Why did no one ever think of this before? So simple! So great!

I was inspired by Yvonne of Joy Unexpected, who is indeed one of the Top 10 All Time Best Bloggers in the History of the World and deserves this badge first and foremost. But there is room for more! Anyone else who wants to put this badge on your blog (or give it to a friend who deserves it) should just go right ahead, and feel good about it too. As long as you’re not number 471. In which case…no soup for you. Need to be quicker around these parts, Missy.

Here’s the code (if I didn’t mess it up).

 In all seriousness, who are the bloggers you love who deserve to be on some top 10 lists? Let’s give them some love.

70 shards of brilliance… read them below or add one

Maria Melee November 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm
SUEB0B November 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Flurrious
http://flurrious.wordpress.com
Makes me die laughing

Jonniker
http://www.jonniker.com
No one can do stream-of-consciousness better

Blogography
http://www.blogography.com
My favorite guy blogger

Doves Today
http://doves2day.blogspot.com
She got turned into a blogger when Bossy visited…and she's great

Fluid Pudding
http://fluidpudding.com
Like a great cozy sweater, plus with the funny

LaurieWrites
http://www.lauriewrites.com/weblog
One of my best pals and a great writer to boot

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Muskrat November 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Mine. But I always get penalized for screwing up the iambic pentameter.

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tripleZmom November 8, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Great post – and badge. And while I love so many of the bloggers on Babble's list, I feel like some you should be moved up to a Blogger Hall of Fame so that some other people can be put on there. I love mommywantsvodka.com, mymommysplace.com, notjustanotherjen.com, uppercasewoman.com to start.

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Ali November 8, 2010 at 11:25 pm

It doesn't really matter who is on that list as long as Yvonne is on it. I have mad, mad love for that lovely lady

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Abby November 8, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Top 470? I'm thrilled to join such an elite group. ;) Naturally, I added myself, http://www.diaryofanewmom.net, and I'd also nominate these sassy, funny ladies:

themcmommychronicles.blogspot.com

http://www.anchormommy.com

http://www.dialmforminky.com

http://www.hooeycritic.com

and @themadmom 's snarky, sassy blog.

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Julie @ The Mom Slant November 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I don't want to be on any list that Yvonne's not on. So this list definitely passes muster.

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veep veep November 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Really enjoy
http://www.mamabirddiaries.com/

http://www.motherhoodinnyc.com/

I put your badge on my blog and then it went all nuts. Hmmm… Adding “fix blog” to my to-do list :)

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Laurie November 8, 2010 at 11:39 pm

I'm going to switch up the usual cliche and say “I can't. It's like picking a favorite mom.” However, I am putting myself on the “is added to Twitter mom lists because people think she is a mom” list.

I need a badge that says “My best friend is a Babble Top 50 Mom. Ridin' @goonsquadsarah's coattails since 2008.” She'd probably make it for me.

(And make no mistake, I'm pleased as punch — whatever that means — that she's on it. About damn time she was on that list I said didn't matter last year. ;))

I really should read Babble sometime and see what they actually say besides lists, eh?

xo your way, Liz.

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Issas Crazy World November 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Ha, I adore you. That is just awesome.

In all honesty, you deserve to be on that list. Most of the people on it, deserve to be on it. Here's a few that I love that didn't make the list:

http://www.anymommyoutthere.com
http://www.motherhoodinnyc.com/
http://wendiaarons.com
http://www.prettyalltrue.com
http://okayfinedammit.com/

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Cagey (Kelli Oliver George) November 8, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Ah, this is an easy one! Two gals who inspire me to be a better blogger, mother and world citizen.

Zoot
http://www.misszoot.com/

Brit of Running Stitch
http://turtledash.net/wordpress/

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Marinka November 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

Would you mind making a Bloggers I Can't Stand badge?

Thanks!

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Cagey (Kelli Oliver George) November 9, 2010 at 12:04 am

Oops! I forgot to include Meagan Francis of The Happiest Mom. No list would be complete without her.

http://thehappiestmom.com/

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Prima Mama November 9, 2010 at 12:22 am
Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 9, 2010 at 12:24 am
Alex November 9, 2010 at 12:35 am

Who should be on the list?

Um me of course. I mean like duh. If you don't believe in yourself who will?

WWW. BEFORE THE BABY WAKES.COM

And I guess…these other people deserve a little nod or two :-)

Baby Rabies
Nice Girl Notes
Motherhood in NYC
My Bottles Up
Harpers Happenings

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Katherine at Postpartum Progress November 9, 2010 at 12:36 am

Top 470. Hmmmmm …

Aunt Becky – Mommy Wants Vodka http://www.mommywantsvodka.com/

Heather – The Extraordinary Ordinary http://www.extraordinary-ordinary.com/

And Ann at Ann's Rants who cracks me up. And Megan at Velveteen Mind. And …

And about 1,000 others. So this is impossible. I'm going crazy. I can't list them all. I quit.

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Anonymous November 9, 2010 at 12:38 am

1. http://www.motherhoodinnyc.com/
2. Julia @ hippogriffs. She's perhaps the best writer around this universe of mildly maddening and insular self-promotion.
3.Antonia Cornwall

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Devra November 9, 2010 at 12:42 am

I don't understand why dad bloggers were left out of the Babble list.

At least the 470 will include all bloggers, so there's that. : )

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Devra November 9, 2010 at 12:56 am

Lord I am tired, I meant Babble should have had a list of dads too.

I also feel parenting isn't just something we do, it is also something that is done to us.

I'm just happy to see Liz go for an model of inclusivity. Brava!

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Sugar Mama November 9, 2010 at 1:05 am
adjunctmom November 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

Let's see:

http://www.mariamelee.com
http://www.goddessiinprogressblog.com
http://www.babytoolkit.blogspot.com

Oh, and zrecs, which I think is http://www.zrecommends.com.

Also, http://www.satorismiles.com (best homeschooling blog I read, I think).

And, well, there's always me, too:

http://www.adjunctmom.wordpress.com

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C_Girl November 9, 2010 at 1:34 am

I love these kinds of posts, where everyone names great bloggers that are a little less well-known.

I second the nomination for Julia at Here Be Hippogriffs.

I love mommy blogs as much as the next single, childless woman, but I wish there was a similarly strong community for non-mommy bloggers. Because I would so rule it.

I nominate me: http://www.hilarity-in-shoes.com

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Mom101 November 9, 2010 at 1:36 am

C-Girl, if we're talking about the 470 10 best bloggers, there's plenty of room for non-moms. Heck, Laurie White beat you to it.

These ideas are all awesome. So excited to check out great new voices.

And TripleZMom, I love the idea of a new bloggers category – Babble should get right on that.

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Nicole Feliciano November 9, 2010 at 2:14 am

I'm happy living in my blissful little momtrends bubble. We plug along doing good work and that is reward enough–plus I get to work from home. This job rocks far too much to worry about rankings. Having a very zen day.

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Abbey November 9, 2010 at 2:49 am

There are so many awesome Mom bloggers and Mom-101 always is tops in my list, but today I would add my very own mom's blog: http://blakleyhomeplace.blogspot.com/

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Mahreen - Veni Vidi Blogi November 9, 2010 at 3:18 am

Oh this is so wonderful! I added it to my blog (www.venividiblogi.com) and I feel so proud of myself for doing nothing other than cutting and pasting! Thank you, Liz – for your generosity of spirit, and excellent badge-making skillz. Your rank in any Top 10 list is so well-deserved!

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Avitable November 9, 2010 at 3:23 am

Other than my own blog?

Faiqa: http://www.native-born.com
Megan: http://www.grrlathr.com
The Trephinist: http://www.thetrephine.com/

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Truthful Mommy November 9, 2010 at 3:49 am

Oh yeah, I totally added it to my page. I love it. All inclusive.If you don;t already know these ladies, you shoudl stop by and check them out:)Happy Mothering!

Aunt Becky: http://www.mommywantsvodka.com/

Truthful Mommy: http://motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com/

Peryl: http://blog.seattlepi.com/parentingadabsurdum/

Kit: http://www.bloggingdangerously.com/

Jenni: http://mommynanibooboo.com/

Naomi:http://organicmotherhoodwithcoolwhip.com/

Laura: http://anuncommonfamily.com/

Aleaxandra: http://www.gooddayregularpeople.com/

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Everyday Mama November 9, 2010 at 4:46 am

Oh, yes mine too is the best of the best! Lists are popularity contests, right?! But we all want to be at the top of them :)

I love:
http://everydaymama.com
http://ooph.com
http://sandiegomomma.com
http://lajollamom.com
http://mamamaryshow.com

Great reads that make me laugh or give me a helpful hint or two!

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Linsey K November 9, 2010 at 5:14 am

Oh so lovely of you. I was on your list last year – known for remembering random stuff that no one cares about – and am HONORED to have made it again!!! Adding the badge to my site. So many good ones already listed in the comments…More:

http://www.thisweekfordinner.com
http://www.sweetsalty.com/

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LOD November 9, 2010 at 6:51 am

Yes, once again the fellas (except Jim at Sweet Juniper) are left out in the cold, huddling together like Emperor penguins on an ice floe. (Thanks for the shout-out, Devra!)

Here are some great dadblogs:
Pacing the Panic Room
Beta Dad
Father Muskrat
Clark Kent's Lunchbox
DadLabs
Backpacking Dad
Rude Cactus

As well as the groupblogs DadCentric and DadWagon.

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Mahlers On Safari November 9, 2010 at 10:39 am

Liz… there is no one but you… for me. Oh… and Redneck Mommy.

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Korinthia Klein November 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Well, Tamis as Attack of the Redneck Mommy made Babble's list and deservedly so. I also love The Bloggess. (And Mom 101!) I would love to see my own blog on your list, but don't feel worthy of such great company yet.

So for a new nomination I vote for Is There Any Mommy Out There? which is thoughtful, funny, and brilliant.

http://www.anymommyoutthere.com/

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MDTaz November 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I'd like to add two phenomenal moms bloggers (not yet mentioned above, I don't think), who write in a full range of emotions (and in one post!): Reluctant Memsahib and Crib Chronicles

You always win with such grace. Thanks for the way you are so generous with your blog love.

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Mama Cas November 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm

A few people here have mentioned Any Mommy Out There….I read many blogs and hers is always my favorite for a million different reasons. Mostly, I love her because she seems to be exactly like me, yet far more eloquent at conveying her thoughts and feelings.

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robin November 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm

i like adventuroo.com and allthingsfadra.com and flutiemcd.com also, velveteenmind.com

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dusty earth mother November 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm
Miss Magpie November 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

The Nut Free Mom
http://www.nut-freemom.blogspot.com/
Raising a Nut Free Kid in a Nutty World

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jana0926 November 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm
Loukia November 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm

You and Girls Gone Child were the first two mom blogs I read and I love you both to this day. That was years ago!
Okay… I'd LOVE to be on this list!
Pretty much everyone else has mentioned all the other blogs I love, too. But there are so many, so many great parenting and mom blogs and blogs in general out there, I hate 'lists' for this reason.

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Loukia November 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm

You and Girls Gone Child were the first two mom blogs I read and I love you both to this day. That was years ago!
Okay… I'd LOVE to be on this list!
Pretty much everyone else has mentioned all the other blogs I love, too. But there are so many, so many great parenting and mom blogs and blogs in general out there, I hate 'lists' for this reason.

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Katherine at Postpartum Progress November 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Oh, and since the “blogging for good” bloggers generally never get nominated for these things (maybe it's because the subjects aren't very funny):

Maggie for Violence Unsilenced http://violenceunsilenced.com/

Becky & the rest for Band Back Together http://www.bandbacktogether.com/

Kristine for Cora's Story http://www.corasstory.org/

and, well maybe, me, if you were so inclined. because I'm needy like that.

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Jessica November 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Butterflies and Babies b/c she is trying to help a family in need.
http://mamabsblog.blogspot.com/

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Brittany at Mommy Words November 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm

What fun to read everyone's nominations and congrats on making the top 50!

I alwasy read Anns Rannts http://www.annsrants.com and Any Mommy Out There http://www.anymommyoutthere.com so I would definitely put them there.

And hey, I would love to be on any list at all…except Marinkas list of bloggers she can't stand. I'll stay away from that if possible ;)

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Anonymous November 9, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Mama B November 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Hi! I got sent a button and checked it out. Thanks Jess!
http://mamabsblog.blogspot.com/

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Lori November 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

You have to put this fantastic blog on the list!!!

www.http://janasthinkingplace.com/

Seriously!

Looks like you got all of my other favorites! YEA!

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Laura {A(n) (un)Common Family November 9, 2010 at 5:44 pm
pipergb November 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I love Mommy Shorts. She's only been writing it for a couple of months but it's really hilarious and well-done.
http://www.mommyshorts.com/

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Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) November 9, 2010 at 6:11 pm

I found you from the Babbles top 50 List and now I see why you are adored so! That is such a nice way to spread the love. What a great idea :)

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Suburban Turmoil November 9, 2010 at 9:59 pm

This is great, Liz! I love it! And congratulations on making Babble's list.

Seriously, lists and awards, awards and lists. We make some, we don't make others. I'm over it and I'm sure you know exactly what I mean. I'm surprised and happy to find out I'm on one, I'm … if I'm not. I'm still helping my daughter do her homework and trying to get my son to poop in the potty regardless of what's happening on the Internet today, you know? :)

However, this is a fun opportunity to name bloggers we love, so for those looking for great reading, I HIGHLY recommend:

http://www.Blabbermouse.net– HILARIOUS.
http://www.Babybloomr.com– Seriously great writer.

They both happen to live in Nashville, which is how I found them at all. But I think they should both be MAJOR PLAYERS in the mommyblogosphere and I have no doubt that it is in their cards.

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Kami November 10, 2010 at 2:46 am

Congrats Liz. So cool! And thanks for being so inclusive. From all 470 of us.

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Petunia Face November 10, 2010 at 4:23 am

Love the badge, the inclusivity (is that even a word? If not, it totally should be)…but most of all I am over here all starry-eyed because you commented on my blog. I've been reading you since the very beginning, and am so happy you stopped by. And as if that's not dorky enough, I will end with an emoticon.
:)
S

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Lara November 10, 2010 at 4:40 am

Dood, I love you. I'm all, “I know one of the top 50 bloggers!” YEAH! Actually, I know way more than just one. Still, you all are awesome. :)

I ADORE keeping up with Mrs. Chili, at both
http://teacherseducation.wordpress.com/
and
http://theinnerdoor.wordpress.com/

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nursing scrubs November 10, 2010 at 5:34 am
Josette at Halushki November 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Well, I think I'm pretty darn tootin' even if my kids ironically keep me from doing my best job blogging.

Halushki!

http://www.halushki.com/

Also, a shout out to my friend It's Not Like A Cat. Because she isn't. Or is. The double negative trips me up.

http://notlikeacat.blogspot.com/

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Shannon Drury November 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm
Christa November 11, 2010 at 6:06 pm
The Diamond in the Window November 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm

You know who's wonderful?
kablooeyquest.com
And they way you are doing this makes a person feel all good inside, even from a small colorless cubicle. So nice to reach a hand back to pull the next person up the ladder, instead of stepping on their fingers or pretending they're not there.

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Lynn MacDonald November 11, 2010 at 8:19 pm
Sherry November 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm
julia November 12, 2010 at 1:24 am

Meredith at http://churchchomp.wordpress.com/
whose blog has me literally laughing out loud every time i read it — and i'm not really a laugh out loud kind of gal. she is clever and irreverent and honest and smart and hilarious.

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Rachel November 12, 2010 at 3:50 am

you make me smile. :-) love it

and for some reason, the fact that my word ver is Supsy… seems perfect.

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OrganicMama November 12, 2010 at 7:38 am

I'll add my own to the list of moms who have already done it!
http://organicmamacafe.blogspot.com/

Also, I love Cecily Kellogg.
http://www.cecilykellogg.com/who-is-cecilyk.html

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WallFry November 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm

wow, congratulations!

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One Hungry Mama November 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Is it so lame to nominate myself? i'm probably too late. Probably #471. It's okay. I'm used to it (case in point: didn't make Babble's top 50 mom food bloggers this year, but they hired me as a staff blogger. Think the top 50 turned down the gig before they came to me?).

I'd also love to nominate the smart, sassy ladies at ad hoc MOM:

http://www.adhocmom.com/

And the brilliant, fun and to the point Eensies. Rebecca just posted for the first time in almost a year. Here's to hoping she has time to get back at it. But, even if not, any parent will love going through what's there already.

http://www.eensies.com/

There are many more. Haven't had enough coffee to list them all, though. (Maybe that's what happened when the Babble editors left me off of their list? Yes. Not enough coffee. That's the explanation!)

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Mrs. Q. November 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm

No, no! This does not help me at all with my resolution to spend less time on the computer. Drat.

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Jen L November 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I'll have to add myself, as I love to be on lists, too!

http://www.heybuddyman.com

And I'll also nominate my good friend, Anne at Fat J…

http://fatj.wordpress.com/

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Abhishek June 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

I love Mashable and Techcrunch. Truely inspired by Pete Cashmore’s Journey as a Blogger.

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