Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Fastest Growing Old School RPG Blogs

Here's a list of 212 old schoolish roleplaying blogs ranked by the number of followers they gained between 16 December and 31 January. I am ranking the blogs using this system - as opposed to raw follower number - in order to determine which blogs are "hottest" without being biased by how long a blog has been around. My main motivation for making this list is to highlight the blogs that are currently attracting the most reader attention regardless of the blogs' age. Out of respect, I DID NOT list blogs with zero or negative growth this time. At the end of the list are blogs that I am now tracking, but did not have data for when I was making this list.

My usual blogometric caveats apply: (1) This list only has blogger.com blogs because follower numbers are not publicly available for WordPress blogs. (2) Yes, I know some blogs are missing. If your blog is on my big blog list as of today, it should be in the next ranking. If your blog is not on my list and you want to be included, please send me the link.

Although older and more well-established blogs tended to fill in most of the top spots this time, attention is due to some of the smaller and newer blogs making the top rankings, including Black Hole Diaries, Gorgonmilk, Rather Gamey, The City of Iron, and The Dump Stat. Keep up the good work, everyone - there's definitely an audience out there!


Blog Name
31-Jan
16-Dec
Change
619
561
58
783
726
57
103
57
46
36
0
36
213
177
36
171
136
35
214
181
33
32
0
32
141
112
29
201
172
29
235
208
27
288
261
27
119
94
25
28
3
25
39
15
24
34
10
24
343
320
23
77
54
23
155
133
22
111
90
21
212
191
21
126
105
21
416
396
20
122
103
19
170
152
18
65
48
17
219
202
17
188
171
17
180
164
16
180
164
16
106
90
16
91
75
16
152
137
15
30
15
15
52
37
15
44
29
15
98
83
15
14
0
14
109
95
14
34
20
14
122
108
14
83
70
13
52
39
13
31
18
13
190
177
13
196
183
13
142
129
13
39
26
13
94
81
13
115
103
12
89
77
12
256
244
12
33
21
12
124
112
12
88
76
12
109
98
11
61
50
11
36
25
11
84
73
11
80
69
11
74
63
11
147
136
11
133
122
11
60
49
11
111
100
11
90
79
11
113
102
11
24
13
11
96
85
11
86
76
10
227
217
10
25
15
10
133
123
10
53
43
10
33
23
10
151
141
10
55
45
10
20
10
10
87
77
10
54
44
10
65
55
10
240
231
9
45
36
9
63
54
9
74
65
9
43
35
8
32
24
8
80
72
8
95
87
8
69
61
8
35
27
8
67
59
8
57
49
8
25
17
8
131
123
8
49
41
8
157
149
8
74
66
8
50
43
7
28
21
7
34
27
7
65
58
7
105
98
7
49
42
7
129
122
7
53
46
7
30
23
7
52
45
7
137
130
7
77
70
7
47
41
6
22
16
6
134
128
6
28
22
6
54
48
6
18
12
6
19
13
6
45
39
6
85
79
6
34
28
6
56
50
6
154
148
6
13
7
6
110
104
6
49
43
6
69
63
6
42
37
5
49
44
5
12
7
5
34
29
5
12
7
5
15
10
5
35
30
5
128
123
5
56
51
5
20
15
5
34
30
4
37
33
4
46
42
4
82
78
4
105
101
4
45
41
4
39
35
4
22
18
4
49
45
4
113
110
3
12
9
3
52
49
3
48
45
3
22
19
3
25
22
3
46
43
3
44
41
3
23
20
3
25
22
3
132
129
3
71
68
3
69
66
3
32
29
3
47
44
3
119
116
3
61
58
3
76
73
3
16
14
2
59
57
2
38
36
2
25
23
2
93
91
2
22
20
2
6
4
2
22
20
2
15
13
2
6
4
2
37
35
2
23
21
2
84
82
2
38
36
2
54
52
2
46
44
2
28
26
2
39
37
2
46
44
2
36
34
2
48
47
1
33
32
1
35
34
1
13
12
1
13
12
1
13
12
1
18
17
1
1
0
1
23
22
1
46
45
1
11
10
1
24
23
1
11
10
1
10
9
1
34
33
1
39
38
1
31
30
1
51
50
1
11
10
1
17
16
1
7
6
1
42
41
1
4
3
1
16
15
1
8
7
1
13
12
1
10
9
1
26
25
1
34
33
1
20
19
1


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