Blogs focused on politics, blogging and humor made the top 100 blog posts for 2006, with a minority of highly influential blogs influencing the broader conversation on the Web, according to Nielsen BuzzMetrics.
The top blog, based on the number of inbound links from other blogs between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2006, was mother.livejournal.com’s petition against changes in the livejournal interface. The single post was linked to in 801 posts by 786 other blogs.
Crooks and Liars’ posts on Stephen Colbert’s comedic monologue at the White House, and Keith Olbermann’s commentary on Donald Rumsfeld held the No. 2 and 3 posts, respectively.
David Sifry, founder and CEO of blog-search engine Technorati, had the fourth most popular post, with his latest state-of-the-blogoshere report at http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000436.html. The post was linked to in 339 posts on 298 blogs.
Two other Sifry posts on blogging made the top 10 list with 282 posts on one and 269 posts on the other.