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Which blogs are most valuable to you?

You probably have a list of blogs in your head that you know you like to visit from time to time. Perhaps you subscribe to their email list or twitter feed. But how often do you actually visit their blog posts?

Now you can find out how often you visit particular blogs.

A Google Chrome extension, “History Trends Unlimited” gives some cool stats based on your own browsing history in Chrome. Inside this extension you can see stats like most visited domains, most visited URLs. The one you’ll be interested in is “Unique visits” that’s the domains with the most unique URLs you visited. See a screenshot of mine below (with results limited to the past year).

Screenshot of: History Trends Unlimited

The top of your list will probably be google.com, which also includes gmail. Twitter and facebook might be up there too. Where’s the blogs? They are probably tucked away under the “top 100.”

Here are my most visited blogs in 2013:

  1. sparxmind.com 181 unique URLs visited
    fun, interesting quirky
  2. marcobuscaglia.com 138
    an incredible author
  3. beckett.com 123
    baseball card blog
  4. contentmarketinginstitute.com 72
    THE authority on content marketing
  5. orbitmedia.com 69
    My favorite web development agency in Chicago. Their blog posts on web marketing are top notch for their utility value. Many sites just talk fluff, but Orbit gives specific how-to’s.
  6. bleacherreport.com 65
    Surprising to see this one, as I don’t intentionally visit this site. People must link to this a lot. Or perhaps I visited a couple of their “top 25” posts that have you click twenty-five times to see the list.
  7. invisiblebread.com 64
    Hilarious webcomic
  8. mashable.com 63
    Great coverage on tech and social media. I used to subscribe to their RSS feed back when it had full-text.
  9. criticalmargins.com 63
    Perspectives on book culture, technology, and reading in the digital age by Kevin Eagan
  10. unlikelymoose.com 61
    My twin brother’s blog covering a range of creative topics.

A big thanks for these ten blogs putting out interesting content in 2013. You are a big part of being an inspiration to me.

What are the top blogs you’ve read in the past year?
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