Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Fastest Growing OSR Blogs of February

Here's a list of 243 old schoolish roleplaying blogs ranked by the number of followers they gained between January 31st and March 1st. I rank 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 DO NOT list blogs with zero or negative growth.

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 email me the link through my profile.

Last month's hottest blog was Dreams in the Lich House. This is a straight-up excellent blog focusing on classic D&D via the popular Lamentations of the Flame Princess retroclone. It has a good mix of opinion, creative content, and session reports. It also won Gothridge Manor's Newbie Blogger Award for February. Keep it up, Beedo!

The next hottest blog of the month was The Yaqqothl Grimoire, which focuses on classic D&D with a weird fantasy twist. Il Male writes great stuff and is super prolific. I highly recommend this awesome blog!

Other younger blogs that topped the list were Rather Gamey, A Pack of Gnolls (also a winner of the Newbie Blogger Award), Hack & Slash, and Gorgonmilk. Be sure to give them all a click (YES - you can click on the blog names below, they are all links)!


Blog Name
1-Mar
31-Jan
Change
80
46
34
47
14
33
813
783
30
58
28
30
30
5
25
54
31
23
54
32
22
641
619
22
140
119
21
247
227
20
129
109
20
111
91
20
160
141
19
122
103
19
233
214
19
305
288
17
172
155
17
139
122
17
143
126
17
138
122
16
99
84
15
54
39
15
66
52
14
14
0
14
91
77
14
165
152
13
78
65
13
429
416
13
33
20
13
47
34
13
95
83
12
118
106
12
45
33
12
268
256
12
141
129
12
60
48
12
136
124
12
97
85
12
61
49
12
122
110
12
246
235
11
47
36
11
224
213
11
116
105
11
354
343
11
122
111
11
153
142
11
99
89
10
75
65
10
40
30
10
52
43
9
189
180
9
91
82
9
66
57
9
61
52
9
166
157
9
228
219
9
41
33
8
20
12
8
88
80
8
61
53
8
188
180
8
29
21
8
28
20
8
32
24
8
8
0
8
118
111
7
22
15
7
45
38
7
112
105
7
29
22
7
22
15
7
138
131
7
140
133
7
60
53
7
208
201
7
105
98
7
46
39
7
161
154
7
68
61
7
46
39
7
195
188
7
28
22
6
101
95
6
177
171
6
54
48
6
218
212
6
21
15
6
66
60
6
125
119
6
36
30
6
62
56
6
119
113
6
40
34
6
114
109
5
30
25
5
47
42
5
245
240
5
41
36
5
57
52
5
35
30
5
138
133
5
98
93
5
120
115
5
156
151
5
195
190
5
24
19
5
50
45
5
51
46
5
95
90
5
175
170
5
44
39
5
70
65
5
93
88
5
38
34
4
32
28
4
90
86
4
20
16
4
36
32
4
56
52
4
50
46
4
17
13
4
73
69
4
19
15
4
48
44
4
37
33
4
138
134
4
5
1
4
12
8
4
28
24
4
29
25
4
22
18
4
73
69
4
36
32
4
43
39
4
109
105
4
91
87
4
60
56
4
27
23
4
141
137
4
17
13
4
78
74
4
98
94
4
73
69
4
100
96
4
7
3
4
51
48
3
40
37
3
56
53
3
53
50
3
116
113
3
62
59
3
19
16
3
83
80
3
64
61
3
21
18
3
16
13
3
37
34
3
48
45
3
52
49
3
150
147
3
57
54
3
58
55
3
9
6
3
49
46
3
42
39
3
199
196
3
13
10
3
40
37
3
70
67
3
48
45
3
38
35
3
21
18
3
54
51
3
134
131
3
3
0
3
19
16
3
6
3
3
45
42
3
49
46
3
23
20
3
18
15
3
49
47
2
2
0
2
30
28
2
54
52
2
48
46
2
36
34
2
24
22
2
48
46
2
37
35
2
25
23
2
17
15
2
14
12
2
35
33
2
46
44
2
86
84
2
40
38
2
56
54
2
37
35
2
56
54
2
44
42
2
36
34
2
6
4
2
15
13
2
28
26
2
30
28
2
76
74
2
79
77
2
78
76
2
13
12
1
36
35
1
26
25
1
14
13
1
35
34
1
19
18
1
75
74
1
26
25
1
24
23
1
23
22
1
38
37
1
45
44
1
35
34
1
7
6
1
24
23
1
25
24
1
14
13
1
16
15
1
28
27
1
14
13
1
72
71
1
64
63
1
40
39
1
129
128
1
26
25
1
18
17
1
9
8
1
48
47
1
7
6
1
9
8
1
50
49
1
50
49
1
37
36
1


NOTE: Yes, this is a REPOST. For some reason blogger.com would not forward the previous version to blogrolls or readers.