Ever heard of Alltop? It’s the brainchild of Guy Kawasaki, Will Mayall, and Kathryn Henkens and is a huge strictly moderated compilation of top sites in, as of today, 213 topics. I can’t imagine the work required to curate this collection, but somehow they manage it.
Just yesterday they launched a redesign because the site had gotten so large, and now it is even easier to find great new-to-you blogs. Just head over to the main home page and drill down to what you need. There’s a ‘Moms‘ category which has a lot of folks you’ll recognize in it, but there’s also some great stuff in TV, Photography, Design, Travel, Food, Sex, Adoption, Blogging, Deals, Oddities, Clay Making, Lifehacks and a whole bunch more.
Still don’t get it? This short video is actually really helpful and is worth a minute and a half of your time. Even if you can’t turn the sound on right now (I see you reading blogs at work!) the visuals are pretty good on their own.
Now I know that there’s been some controversy and hurt feelings over who is included and who is not, and it has even spawned the wonderful alternative AllMediocre, but I just want to clear up a few things.
While I am truly honored to be included in Alltop (in the Infertility and Moms categories and my Try Handmade is in Shopping), I average 1 – 2 hits per week driven over from Alltop for each of my sites. So yes, it is mightily cool and wonderful that I’m included, but the real value is to the readers who use Alltop to find new sites to read. It is not making me a blogging mogul!
So get over there and check out the extraordinary breadth and depth of topics covered and you can thank me later :)