Blogged.com is a new blog directory that promises to help you "find better blogs." Their directory of bicycle blogs looks pretty good -- all listed bicycle blogs that I'm familiar with are worthwhile and I intend to check the others out.
I might just be writing this because they gave me a favorable mention in the directory, of course.
Amy the marketing person stroked my ego with this email: "Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it an 8.6 (GREAT) score out of (10). Your blog is currently in the top ten in the Sports / Cycling category of Blogged.com. This is quite an achievement!" I'm so easy to manipulate, I know.
I'm not even on the list at all. I reckon that's due to my sloth and negligence for things like tagging. My poor ego was shrieking as the ratings went down until I realized I was in "N/a" ... and then realized that I was under the radar... which isn't a bad place to be ;)
I was happy to get a high rating, but I was also a bit surprised since I usually just post two to three times a week. Honestly though, I can't imagine trying to rank all the bike blogs included. Many of them are very good so it would be hard to put them in order. I have a lot of favorite bike blogs which I like for different reasons, so I can't really say I have a true favorite.
Either way, I liked the message from Amy too. I feel honored to be in the top 10 with such great blogs.