Yesterday, Steven Hodson of WinExtra posted that he’d been blogged. Yeah, I had that same confused look on my face too. Hodson explained that his site had been reviewed and rated on Blogged.com.
Blogged.com is a directory of site reviews and a way to "find better blogs." It was started back around the end of February, which explains why quite a few blogs are not listed (yet). It reminds me a lot of CNet and their product reviews. You can see the editor’s rating for a site, rate it yourself, and leave a comment about any blog that you rate. You can also keep tabs on your favorite blogs by adding them to your list of favorites (if you register on the site).
From their first blog post, Blogged.com noted that:
Our blogs are reviewed, rated, and categorized by our editors, so you won’t have to experience the frustration of filtering through blogs that are either spam or irrelevant. You’ll be able to find blogs that you would have never found through a traditional blog search.
Blogged doesn’t require anyone to own a blog to sign up. In fact, most of our tools are geared towards readers. We offer bookmarking, sharing, and feedback functions. Anyone can review and rate a blog and help it rise in the rankings. With some handy tools at both the site and post level, Blogged is a great place for readers looking to start out their day with a fresh list of unread posts from their favorite blogs.
Other features include verifying ownership of your blog, adding friends, sharing blogs and articles with others, posting comments, subscribing to a blogs RSS feed on the profile page, and the ability to send messages. Here’s a screenshot of my profile on Blogged.com:
As you can see, I’ve already added a few blogs as favorites, and also reviewed them (not mine though).
Blogged.com is interesting to tinker with, but I’m not sure if I’d use it on the regular or take it too seriously. Sometimes, ratings aren’t all that important and, like assholes, everyone has one. The lowest rated blogs could actually be favorites for quite a few people, so take the ratings with a grain of salt. I would say look into the reviews, but for the sites I like, there aren’t too many reviews up (yet?). So far, the ratings for some my favorites are on point. However, quite a few blogs such as Louis Gray and The Social Networker are nowhere to be found (though I’m submitting them as I type this). Others such as Chris Brogan and The Queen of Spain need serious updates on the screenshots.
SheGeeks got a proud 6.8. I think it’s pretty good for a site that’s climbed from 0 – 150+ subscribers in less than 2 weeks. Though I’m curious to know how Blogged.com is actually reviewing these blogs? What factors are they using to measure how good a blog is?