October’s Most Influential Bloggers

blogoffirelarger.jpg Our completely shameless monthly exercise in subjective measures of greatness…the Most Influential Blogger post. Winners get complimentary Blogs of Fire T-Shirts.

This list changes quite a bit from month-to-month, ranking by cumulative score allows for a better picture of my most influential bloggers. And this also creates a nice year end post. Year-to date rankings are at the bottom.

OK: October. A hard month, because no one really hit that grand slam (defined as getting a job at Forrester, etc.). But lots of great content across the board. In order…

1) Kami Huyse has done two notable things. First of all, she is the reason why case studies are now housed on Now Is Gone. Secondly, she has really hammered home the industry’s need for measurement. And people are listening. Oh yeah, the rest of her posts have been pretty good, too.

2) Chris Brogan gets a hat tip this month. First of all, he is the most motivational social media blogger our there. And lately I’ve been in “the Dip” so reading Chris has been a bit of a rallying moment. But he also gets it. Consider these recent posts.

3) Wikinomics blogger Anthony Williams has been outstanding this month. Lots of great quantifiable examples of social media and web 2.0 techs working, and working well. A great addition to any reader. And oh yes, if you really want to understand the sociological impact of 2.0 on companies’ bottom lines, read the book.

4) Brian Solis gets a hat-tip, too. Hard core PR blogging this month from Solis has included excellent pieces on the Future of Social Media Releases, the Future of the Press Release (I & II), Conversational Marketing versus Market Conversations and more. A vintage PR 2.0 month or so.

5) Chris Heuer makes you think. Fantastic keynote at BlogOrlando challenged me, plus continued chats about books, memes, message control and blogging was capped by just an outstanding series of conversations this week in San Diego. I look forward to creating the Von Helsing facebook app with Chris! If we ever get enough time to do it.

Ones to watch: Todd Defren, Christina Kerley, Valeria Maltoni (perennial), Jeremiah Owyang (perennial)

Quick recap:

September’s top five in order were Jeremiah Owyang, Toby Bloomberg, Shel Holtz, Ike Pigott, and Seth Godin.

August’s were Valeria Maltoni, Rich Becker, Shel Israel, Toby Bloomberg, and Eric Eggertson.

July’s were Brian Oberkirch, Chris Heuer, Kevin Dugan, Jeremiah Owyang and Kami Huyse. Yes, continued link love for the rest of the year for all noted parties.

Blogger of the Year

For the Blogger of the Year ranking: Five points for first place down to one for fifth place, and cumulating the score. Our weighted 2007 ranking so far…

  • Jeremiah Owyang – 7
  • Toby Bloomberg -6
  • Kami Huyse – 6
  • Valeria Maltoni – 5
  • Brian Oberkirch – 5
  • Chris Heuer -5
  • Rich Becker – 4
  • Chris Brogan – 4
  • Anthony Williams – 3
  • Kevin Dugan – 3
  • Shel Holtz – 3
  • Shel Israel – 3
  • Brian Solis – 2
  • Ike Pigott -2
  • Eric Eggertson – 1
  • Seth Godin – 1

It’s a tight race. You have to think anyone from Ike up is in the running. It just takes one first place finish!!!