Thursday, March 27, 2008

Great new wine reading resource

A few other bloggers out there have already mentioned this, so you may have come across it, but there is a new list of "Top" wine blogs and sites for your perusal.

Check out wine.alltop.com

I won't brag about my inclusion as I admit I sent a begging letter to have my site added (no shame!), nor will I mention where you can find me as the list moves about as more sites are added.

However, as a place to start your exploration of wine content online you could definitely learn a lot from this list of sites (and a pretty cool layout, too).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Wine Culture,

My name is Shannon and I'm the editorial assistant at Foodbuzz.com. I am very impressed with the quality of your posts and to that end, I’d like to invite you to be a part of our newly launched Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program. I would love to send you more details about the program, so if you are interested, please email me at Shannon@foodbuzz.com.


Cheers!

Shannon Eliot
Editorial Assistant, Foodbuzz.com
shannon@foodbuzz.com

Peter May - The Pinotage Club said...

I use http://food.feedreel.co.uk/drink/drink-blog-posts/
which lists UK wine blog updates

Robert McIntosh said...

thanks Peter - I have been here before but had forgotten about it

too many sites to follow!!

Peter May - The Pinotage Club said...

There's another issue with alltop* and othere like it. Because they are just as likely to stop people coming to your blog as to direct people to it.

Just hover over a headline and you can read most and often all the post without following the link.

Are these aggregators good for bloggers? The aggregator basically gets free content that they can wrap their adverts around. Your adverts sit unread, no one comes to post comments.


*alltop is not the worst, there are others that take the entire posting but alltop does take a substantial chunk

Robert McIntosh said...

I agree in principle. Aggregators end up stealing traffic no matter how much they claim to link back to your site. Alltop is pretty OK as the link gives you enough information to allow you to decide to follow it or not, but is not really a solution for reading all the posts.

What you have to do is write engaging content to draw people to your own site (maybe suggesting attractive links in the sidebar or comments section)

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James Chapel
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