Bob Ingrassia’s new Minnesota blog directory and ranking system, Newsbobber, has received some buzz on Twitter today. This seems like the start of something useful for people interested in finding local bloggers who’re passionate about various topics.
One thing that’s cool about the directory is reading Newsbobber’s take on what they perceive each site to be about. That’s no easy task considering how many bloggers blog about whatever it is that interests them rather than focusing on specific topics (sports writers) or pre-set points of view (columnists).
Here’s Newsbobber’s take on this site:
Newsbobber says: Ed Kohler, a Web marketing and digital strategy expert, gives you The Deets. This is Kohler’s personal blog, where you will discover a guy who really hates unsolicited phone books. Kohler also regales readers with tidbits about beer, pizza, jogging, biking and, oddly enough, folded toilet paper in hotel bathrooms. On occasion, Kohler unleashes his considerable Web research skills to expose Internet trickery, shady practices and other modern-day skullduggery.
That’s awesome. I get the impression that Newsbobber reads The Deets more than I read The Deets.
One little nugget I find interesting in that The Deets appears to be the first site added to the directory. Check the ID at the end of the URL:
There was a time when I was #1. Then all hell broke loose.