Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New twist on the Z-List! The B-List...

My good friend and fellow Alabama blogger, Mack, created a fantastic meme awhile back. His meme started quite a stir, got a lot of attention and introduced people to some great new blogs they'd never heard of. Mack's meme was built around the community of marketing blogs, but the idea is totally portable and applicable to any and all niches.

So, in honor of the original meme (which I really loved and posted about on my other blog), I am spinning this off for the bike nerd crowd. The original title was the Z-List, as an affront to the so-called A-List of blogs/ bloggers. It was all about community. Our community is all about bicycles, so I am calling this the B-List... for hopefully obvious reasons.

Here's how it works;
I post my list of bike blogs that I like and read and then you cut and paste the list onto your blog and add the sites that you like and read. Then anybody who reads the list does the same and a great viral meme is born, creating lots of exposure to the blogs on the lists and giving people a new set of blogs to read that they might not have known anything about. It's a great way to build and foster community among our peer group of cycling bloggers... and it's also a lot of fun and brings people together for a big virtual hug.

Without further delay; here are my regular bike blog reads (my B-List), in no particular order at all...
Bicycle Design
Bike Portland
Bitch Kitty's Scratching Post
Cornerstone Life
Crooked Cog Network (main page for a series of great reads)
Crooked Cog Podcast (I was the first interview, by the way...)
Cycle-Licious
Dave's Bike Blog
First And Last And Always
Go Clipless
Guitar Ted Productions
iheartbikes
Interbike Times
Ladyvelo (maybe this will get her to update her blog...)
Langkjoring
Missing Saddle
Panther City Blog
Professional Bicycle Support
Blue Squirrel (my best friend... so go easy on him...)
Skibbysez; Shut Up and Ride!
Smithers Minneapolis
Spinopsys
Super Rookie's World
Surly Blog
The Canari Blog (go comment and tell them to update the thing...)
The Life and Times at SockGuy
Tidbits and More
Ugly Bike
wherethehekismarkman

So there you have it... 29 bike blogs. Maybe you know them, maybe you don't... but now you do. These are my daily reads. What are yours? Copy, paste and add your own favorites... watch the traffic roll in to you and all of the blogs listed. Let me know what you post because I really want to see the list grow and learn some new blogs to read myself.

Tim





15 comments:

Mack Collier said...

Love it! Another great community-building tool and will no doubt expose a ton of readers to more great blogs!

But here's the question: What happens if the 'B-List' goes meme too? What if MasiGuy is on 2-3 lists at the same time that all go viral?!?

MasiGuy hits 3,000 links, and I played a part ;)

Rik F said...

Hi Masi guy,
Hope you and your family had a great Xmas and New year.(Except for the Saturn,buy an Aussie made car,we build them tough)
Have read your blog regularily,was even impressed to read about your new best drinking buddy,hopefully next time I will be able to spend more time bending the elbow with you.
Keep up the good work,keep smiling and talk soon.
Rik Fulcher

James said...

Thanks for the mention Tim. This daily reads post is a great idea. There are quite a few blogs on your list that I am not yet familiar with. I’ll have to come up with my own list to post now.

T-Guy J said...

I can't bring myself to make a shameless plug of my site...but a couple of blogs that I read (on top of the ones you already list) are:

Flatman.blogspot.com
ironman2007or9.blogspot.com
simplystu.com

I am sure I left off some others, but those are definitely 3 which I love to read

T-Guy J said...

typo...

ironman2007or8.blogspot.com

Bernie said...

I have a suggestion... put the url of each blog on your list, b/c when people cut and paste the "linkiness" will be lost forever...

IB Rich said...

Thanks for the mention. We're honored to be among so many great bike blogs and a fixture in your "Good Info" link list. Thanks for reading!

Fritz said...

Wow, I'm so honored to be included in the B-list!

I'll try to put my list together later on. Timing's kind of bad: We just returned from a nice trip to Colorado, which means tonight I will be doing about 20 loads of laundry!

Mark Ewers said...

I wanna be a b-lista!

2 old 2 go slow

mindblob said...

Hi Tim,

Love this idea too. Plus Mack's comment... naturally. Let the B-List rollllll, I mean riiiiiide, of course!

Donna Tocci said...

Woa....I'm a B-lister. Who ever would have thought?! Thanks!

MRussell said...

posted my B-List, opening horizons.

Da' Square Wheelman, said...

Love the idea! I'll be posting to this later this week. In the meantime:
Bicycles & Icicles
Bike Refugee
The Chronicles of UffdaDave
Cyclebebe's
Wheel Revolution

The Cycling Dude
gundog99
Ira's
Bicycle Musings

Johan Mörén's
BikeLog

Keith Gates's
CommuterDude

Large Fella on a Bike
Martino's
Bike Lane Diary

Nicomachus
Sanktjohanser's
32 Spokes

Snakebite's
Life Bikin'

The Squeaky Cyclist's
Bicycle Musings

Tuco's
The story of a bike & a stubborn cyclist

Vernon's
BIKEsutra

Windy City Biker
Wrench in the Gears
Zoobomb

Kiril, The Cycling Dude said...

Thank U for doing this!

I learned of it from da' Square Wheelman. ;-D

Our Community has come a long way in 4 years and, shot of Directories, our Blogrolls are the best way to learn of, and spread the word about, other BikeBloggers.

I have added YOU to my Blogroll, and have done a post that spreads the word, and not only includes your List, but MINE, as you suggest.

http://www.sneakeasysjoint.com/thecyclingdude/2007/01/industry_inside.html

I hope this move on my part will inspire others to join us in spreading the Word... And the Word is Bicycle! ;-D

Kiril, The Cycling Dude said...

Hmmm, the Link in the comment didn't complete!

Just click on my name, in this comment, to go to my Post about this. ;-D