The Most Influential Blogger of the Year Is…

blogoffirelarger.jpgOnce again, my completely shameless monthly exercise in subjective measures of greatness…the Most Influential Blogger post. Winners get complimentary Blogs of Fire T-Shirts. This time, because it’s December we get to crown my personal, most influential blogger for 2007.

But first, December’s most influential bloggers. This list changes quite a bit from month-to-month, and ranking by cumulative score allows for a better picture of my most influential bloggers. Interesting to note that no PR bloggers made this month’s ranking. An unintentional, but interesting oversight. Year-to-date rankings — and the blogger of the year — are below.

December’s Top Five are…..

1) Chris Brogan‘s 100 posts on social media marketing (or not) have been outstanding thus far. Further, they demonstrate Chris’s continued commitment to serving his community. Anyone interested in social media can stand to learn a ton from Chris.

2) Valeria Maltoni: Once again, Valeria has delivered a fantastic month of social media commentary. Her consistent brilliance is hard to match (even if she does use the term “3.0”).

3) Mack Collier has a great blog that I’ve been introduced to through the Conversation Age crowd. Good commentary ranges from outside issues to his own thoughts. A must for your Reader!

4) Toby Bloomberg has done a pretty nice job of late, and as always serves as a great blogger role model. It’s always good to have someone experienced, savvy and brilliant in your network. And to admire great blogging, too!

5) Jeremiah Owyang has been brilliant of late, and seems to be on another tear. As always the web strategist transcends marketing disciplines to deliver valuable information to everyone.

2007 Blogger of the Year

valeria For the Blogger of the Year ranking: Five points for first place down to one for fifth place, and cumulating the score. Our cumulative weighted 2007 ranking makes VALERIA MALTONI my most influential blogger of the year (image credit: CC Chapman)!

Way to go, Valeria!!! Thanks for the great posts. What does this mean? Nothing, other than I highly, highly recommend Valeria’s blog, and next time we do a blogger meet-up, I’m buying!

Here’s the year end scores:

Valeria Maltoni – 13

Chris Brogan – 9

Toby Bloomberg -8

Jeremiah Owyang – 8

Kami Huyse – 7

Brian Oberkirch – 7

Shel Israel – 6

Todd Defren – 5

Chris Heuer – 5

Rich Becker – 4

Mack Collier – 3

Anthony Williams – 3

Kevin Dugan – 3

Shel Holtz – 3

Brian Solis – 3

Ike Pigott -2

Eric Eggertson – 1

Seth Godin – 1

Quick recap:

November’s top five in order were PR Squared’s Todd Defren, Valeria Maltoni, Shel Israel, Brian Oberkirch, as well as Kami Huyse and Brian Solis (tied).

October’s top five in order were Kami Huyse, Chris Brogan, Anthony Williams, Brian Solis, and Chris Heuer.

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.

In January, we’ll start anew!