Earlier today I received an email inviting me to host a sneak preview of Wikio’s Top 20 Parent Blogs. The list will go live at the end of the week apparently and you can find it here. (showing September’s list at time of writing)  I’ll admit that I thought twice about posting this.  I have a love/hate relationship with rankings, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t care and I never looked to see where I am, but it’s not the be all and end all.

So I’d like to say congratulations to everyone in the Top20 but also, if you’re not there please don’t stress it.  Remember:

  • You set the parameters for your blog’s success – nobody else – be true to yourself
  • Every ranking system employs different algorithms to get their results.  You may be high in one ranking and non existent in another – does either really say anything about how good your blog is?
  • Blogging is a poor substitute for real life, never neglect those relationships…

Wikio Index – October 2010

1 Sticky Fingers
2 Sleep is for the Weak
3 mummytips
4 Nixdminx
5 englishmum.com
6 Battling On…
7 Who’s the Mummy?
8 Notes From Lapland
9 LivingwithKids
10 A Mothers Ramblings
11 TheMadHouse
12 Vegemitevix
13 Babyrambles
14 Redtedart’s Blog
15 Littlemummy.Com
16 The Five Fs blog
17 New Mummy
18 Muddling Along Mummy
19 Typecast
20 Me, The Man & The Baby

Ranking made by Wikio

Top Parenting Blog? Here’s the Wikio take on it – October 2010
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22 thoughts on “Top Parenting Blog? Here’s the Wikio take on it – October 2010

  • October 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Well done to everyone, and some wise words there. I don’t get how they do the ranking, so I am just pleased if I get in there at all. I was 156 in September and I was pleased with that I write for me and what I want to write about. A rank is a bonus to me to be honest! Some great blogs in that list though xx

  • October 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Well done you:)

  • October 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Ok, I’ve taken the hint. I’ll put a ‘top 20 working parents’ blogs’ on Position Ignition, since our top ten recruitment agencies went down so well. And I might include Battling On, if you’re lucky :p

  • October 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Well done to everyone on the list.

    Oh hang on… I’m not there.

    *collapses in a heap, wails, gets up, smiles and carries on*


  • October 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Very true, Paula. I’m still trying to figure out how I’m there and other great blogs that I love aren’t. I feel like I have been doing this 5 minutes and don’t know what I did to achieve top 20. And I know that I won’t be anything like as high in the Tots 100 (if I indeed make 100, which i doubt).

    Shocked and stunned is how I feel, but I am not expecting to be there next month.

  • October 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Such wise words but at times difficult to adhere to. Just been one of those weeks! Well done all those great blogs that have got on the list! There’s always next month!!

  • October 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Good work Paula – I’m in awe.
    I’ve sent them six emails now asking for MR to be indexed so not quite sure why they seem to accept some and not others. NB – this sounds like sour grapes but it is in fact bitter melons. Just to be clear!!

  • October 6, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    i hate lists too.
    *secretly high fives herself for moving from 98 to 34, hurrah*

  • October 7, 2010 at 8:49 am

    That’s the best attitude to have. I never know how these things work and of course it’s nice to be included but it changes nothing about how I approach blogging xx

  • October 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I’m still packaging up JC – he’s a wriggler!

  • October 7, 2010 at 9:36 am

    *passes tissue* This too will pass 😉


  • October 7, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Congratulations Kate!

    Best to ‘just keep swimming’, don’t question and don’t care too much.

    I’m working on an explanation for how it’s done though – watch this space


  • October 7, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Sorry to hear that Julia – it’s true though, blog for you and the people you commune with, everything else is a bonus xx

  • October 7, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Very clear! I’m working on providing some answers to that….. will see what comes of it. xx

  • October 7, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Grrr to caring but Yay to climbing 😉 xx

  • October 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

    *hands out more tissues* It doesn’t matter, your blog is a gem, no really, it’s s’not important 😉

  • October 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    You may not be on my blogroll, but I think you’re a star. And so do they 🙂

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