OK, let's get this out of the way right at the top. This is a WORKING LIST that's not scientific by any means, and I'd like to add to it (which is what we've been doing ever since releasing it), so if you know of someone who was left off mention them in the comments below and we’ll update it. Just make sure they have enough followers and are independent sports bloggers who write about topics that have national appeal.
Obviously your number of Twitter followers does not determine the quality of a particular sports blog, but it helps show what kind of audience it has and how many people are interested in what the blog/blogger have to say. And in this day of age, when everyone and their mom has a blog, it's just an easier way to sort through clutter.
We did try to avoid mainstream media/journalists here and focus on independent bloggers who blog about sports as a hobby or passion, because those are the bloggers who are more likely to engage and interact with you on Twitter and care to network with other bloggers. It is what it is.
Sports bloggers who would like to build up their following should sign up for BallHyped.com, where you can post links to your blog posts and get FOLLOWED links and promotion/exposure on-site and the social mediasphere. We also have a handful or blogger resources just like this post in our Blogger Resources section.
Here’s the working list of the Most Influential Sports Bloggers on Twitter:
Also deserving of this list, but broken out to avoid any perceived biases, are some of our awesome bloggers contributing on BallHyped.com. They're definitely worth following and networking with as we continue to grow the BH community.
- AZ Desert Swarm
- Orlando Magic Daily
- Puck Central
- Hoops Manifesto
- Fanster Sports
- Rant Sports
- ACC Rivals
- Awful Announcing
- Andrew Holm
- Bless You Boys
- A Stern Warning
- NBA Draft Blog
- The Wirk
- With Malice
- The Sports Blog Network
- Lions in Winter
We don't have everyone's Twitter usernames, so please comment below if we left anyone out or if you have recommendations. Please follow back, and follow @ballhyped!
And if you haven't already, log in or sign up for free to start sharing and voting up posts (get free FOLLOWED links) not to mention access to the rest of the resources in BallHyped.com's Blogger Forums -- paid blogger job openings, guest blog submissions and a Q&A section where you can ask our bloggers and editors for blogging help.