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Time.com: Top 6 Bloggers (out of 25)

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#1 with a bullet: The Bloggess. Look at her page for advertisers and see a pro in action…and curlers.

Dear Baby Boomers,

By now you’ve read enough to know what baby boomer retirement looks like.

If not there’s about a zillion blogs telling you there is no retirement, retire young enough to do the things you love, or how to plan your retirement.

You’ve experienced the boomer health factor with parents and kids with you in between trying to stay fit.

Do you need more of those two topics? Or is it better to read a breakdown on Time Magazines Top Bloggers?

I’ll take the shot.

1. http://thebloggess.com/

Hair in curlers with hair dryer ready. Add a cigarette stuck to her lip and she looks like a 50’s mom getting ready for church.

But this is no church lady. She opens the book on her life for millions of readers a month. Each post gets hundreds of comments.

The Bloggess is blogger royalty, the curlers her crown.

2. http://9to5mac.com/author/markgurman/

An Apple tech blog. Do you have a Mac? Have you figured it out? That’s the Mac promise.

This one opens with a pasty tech guy, so you know you can trust him to be online.

Too many posts with one comment. Nothing like The Bloggess. She could change this blog for the better.

3. http://marginalrevolution.com/

Marginal Revolution is smart, loaded, and includes a university.

MRU gives degrees. Would 9 To 5 Mac be better with an MRU degree?

The Bloggess would snort at the idea of a degree from here, but she’d probably graduate Summa Cum Laude.

4. http://ww2today.com/

Like it says, WWII Today is a day by day jolt of the Big One.

I’m a big fan of the Hitler Channel and this might be a great addition, but there is a limit.

How did it make the Time Top Blogger list with such an academic subject? Not because the research is fueled by an MRU degree.

I’d like it more if it had a little more Bloggess on it. She turns everything into a must read.

5. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/

Is it fair to include a blog posted under the Washington Post brand with other single writer blogs?

Even ten writers on a blog wouldn’t match the pull of the Post. Papers called National Papers have the power.

Seems like a good move for Time to include the Washington Post, but what does Newsweek think?

6. http://www.tynan.com/

Tynan might be the coolest blogger in the land, or a hygiene-challenged latter day hippie.

He’s techie like 9 To 5 Mac, smart like MR, and a traveler like the soldiers on WWII Today.

His audience engagement isn’t on the scale of The Bloggess, but he also opens his life to his audience.

The list from Time is for best bloggers, not baby boomer bloggers, so that post will come another day.

Like all lists it’s subjective. Not the prettiest bloggers, the dudliest bloggers, the smartest bloggers, just the best.

If you write a blog, check the list out and see what they’ve got to make you a better writer/blogger.

If you start cussing a blue streak give The Bloggess credit. She knows how to make it sing.

 

 

 

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