Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fastest Growing OSR Blogs of March - Mythmere Explodes!

Here's a list of 211 old schoolish roleplaying blogs ranked by the number of followers they gained between March 1st and April 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. If I made a mistake please let me know - I am not consciously trying to exclude anyone.

This time the top spot was won handily by Mythmere's Blog. In fact, this is the fastest growing blog I've ever seen. By far. This is not a surprise really, since Mythmere is the publisher of Swords & Wizardry - one of the most popular D&D retroclones. It turns out he's a great blogger too.

In second place we have Hack & Slash. This blog has tons of creative content and is updated with incredible frequency, averaging two posts a day. This is good stuff, I hope -C can keep it up!

In third is juggernaut Playing D&D With Porn Stars. There's not much to say that you probably don't already know - this is blog is full of excellent stuff being pumped out a high rate to a large cross-over audience. Go, Zak, go!

In fourth we have a relatively new blog - Underworld Kingdom - which is the home of the rules-light  Bandits and Basilisks old school gaming system by Omlet of Terminal Space fame. This blog has lots of excellent creative material with a lovecraftian twist.

NOTE: The new blog There's Dungeons Down Under would probably have been first or second place if I had been able to track it for the entire month of March. TDDU went on-line in late February and already has 94 followers! Sadly I only started tracking this blog in mid-March, so I don't have enough data to include it on the list this month. Sigh...

CLICK ON THE BLOG NAME TO GO THERE!


Blog Name
1-Apr
1-Mar
Change
115
24
91
100
54
46
684
641
43
49
8
41
848
813
35
92
58
34
86
54
32
264
233
31
111
80
31
254
224
30
77
47
30
47
17
30
71
45
26
163
141
22
62
40
22
161
140
21
173
153
20
129
109
20
448
429
19
324
305
19
265
246
19
33
14
19
263
245
18
190
172
18
38
20
18
371
354
17
264
247
17
182
165
17
77
60
17
33
16
17
145
129
16
111
95
16
58
42
16
153
138
15
202
188
14
174
160
14
150
136
14
109
95
14
105
91
14
60
46
14
174
161
13
156
143
13
48
35
13
230
218
12
134
122
12
123
111
12
103
91
12
90
78
12
206
195
11
150
139
11
145
134
11
89
78
11
81
70
11
77
66
11
58
47
11
47
36
11
33
22
11
132
122
10
128
118
10
110
100
10
107
97
10
86
76
10
78
68
10
76
66
10
76
66
10
66
56
10
59
49
10
58
48
10
47
37
10
125
116
9
108
99
9
108
99
9
49
40
9
216
208
8
176
168
8
148
140
8
126
118
8
72
64
8
66
58
8
54
46
8
53
45
8
44
36
8
43
35
8
27
19
8
15
7
8
10
2
8
235
228
7
196
189
7
119
112
7
95
88
7
77
70
7
61
54
7
55
48
7
29
22
7
12
5
7
10
3
7
201
195
6
172
166
6
144
138
6
144
138
6
125
119
6
111
105
6
107
101
6
96
90
6
89
83
6
78
72
6
54
48
6
51
45
6
50
44
6
44
38
6
42
36
6
41
35
6
36
30
6
36
30
6
32
26
6
28
22
6
27
21
6
180
175
5
127
122
5
103
98
5
80
75
5
80
75
5
62
57
5
46
41
5
33
28
5
26
21
5
272
268
4
203
199
4
181
177
4
160
156
4
154
150
4
142
138
4
95
91
4
68
64
4
66
62
4
65
61
4
65
61
4
64
60
4
55
51
4
44
40
4
41
37
4
39
35
4
32
28
4
23
19
4
18
14
4
10
6
4
119
116
3
117
114
3
101
98
3
89
86
3
81
78
3
76
73
3
64
61
3
59
56
3
54
51
3
53
50
3
53
50
3
52
49
3
47
44
3
41
38
3
24
21
3
22
19
3
20
17
3
20
17
3
143
141
2
134
132
2
122
120
2
75
73
2
62
60
2
59
57
2
49
47
2
47
45
2
42
40
2
38
36
2
35
33
2
34
32
2
33
31
2
32
30
2
31
29
2
30
28
2
30
28
2
22
20
2
20
18
2
15
13
2
14
12
2
2
0
2
94
93
1
80
79
1
57
56
1
55
54
1
55
54
1
54
53
1
53
52
1
51
50
1
48
47
1
47
46
1
42
41
1
41
40
1
41
40
1
38
37
1
33
32
1
30
29
1
29
28
1
28
27
1
26
25
1
26
25
1
25
24
1
23
22
1
15
14
1
11
10
1
10
9
1