May 31, 2009

Five Blogs Under the Radar: May 2009 Edition

Fifteenth Edition Of a Monthly Series

One of the more fun things I get to do on this blog is highlight other voices from around the world who crave tech or have insight into the Web we're all weaving. I recognize others made sure to give me airtime on their own sites, and the right thing to do is to return the favor. For the last year-plus, we have hand-selected five new blogs for you to review and, hopefully, subscribe. By following these new voices, you can get additional viewpoints outside the common echo chamber. And who knows, maybe some of these people will eventually become household names?

To get on this list, bloggers need to post regularly, cover something resembling technology, and have less than 1,000 subscribers or so. We are more than happy to take nominations as well, either here, by e-mail, FriendFeed or Twitter.

The May 2009 blogs are:

1) Almighty Link (

Focus: Social networks, hyperlinking, media, search
Three Recent Posts:RSS Feed: Subscribe Now

2) Advocate's Studio (

Focus: Legal, Blogging, Technology
Three Recent Posts:RSS Feed: Subscribe Now

3) Blind Five Year Old (

Focus: Google, RSS, Technology
Three Recent Posts:RSS Feed: Subscribe Now

4) Techgeist (

Focus: Google, Web Browsers, Search
Three Recent Posts:RSS Feed: Subscribe Now

5) Deliberate Ambiguity (

Focus: Search, Microsoft, Technology
Three Recent Posts:RSS Feed: Subscribe Now

It's amazing how more than a year after starting this process, I am still impressed by the high quality writing by some of these lesser-known blogs. Some of those highlighted this month are among the best I've seen in a long time. Want to be on this list? You can catch my eye by posting great information in the field of technology, social media, blogging and the Web. I'll be more likely to highlight you if you blog almost every day, and bring new stories to the table that don't repeat discussions launched elsewhere. And if you have more than 1,000 subscribers, you're probably too big for this.

To see even more new blogs I'm adding to my reader, or get a sneak peek for next month's highlighted blogs, follow my activity on Toluu. If you don't have a login to Toluu, send me an e-mail to and I'll get that set up right away.