Zoinks, Im A Z-Lister!

At the weekend I received an email from Maki saying that he had added me to the “Z-List”. At first I was a bit confused – was this a meme targeted at those who had the crappest blogs and who were the most awful writers in the blogosphere? I jogged onto Dosh Dosh to have a look at what all this “Z Listing” was about.

Now I’ve visited this blog before and I’ve always thought that the design was awesome (I wish I could have something similar!). Anyway, to quote from the post:

Why is it called the “The Z List”?
Collier named it the Z list to largely as a contrast against “the A list”, a term used to categorize a list of ‘elite’ or well-known bloggers with very popular blogs. The Z List emphasizes the sharing of blogs that are not widely read or known in the blogoshere. I guess you could see it as a shout out for the underdogs and a call for to experience blogs outside of any popularity or link-based ranking system.

Maki and the creator Mack Collier predict that each blog which is mentioned on the list will see a big jump in Technorati inbound links. And that’s exactly what happened with me! Before the Z-List participation, Blogtrepreneur was ranked 35,000ish in Technorati – now it’s ranked around the 20,000 mark and that’s still falling!

In my bid to thank Maki for adding my site and to help give others the chance to experience the full effect of the “linkbait” as it were, I’ll carry on with the trend and post the original list of Z-Listers plus a few of my own which should be on the list in my opinion. These especially come from my feed reader and MindPetals. If you yourself want to participate then scroll to the bottom of the post for instructions.

My additions

45n5 | Erik Vossman | jcCommerce | Entrepreneur’s Journey | FreshBlogger | Rohail Rizvi | YoungGoGetter | MindPetals.

Original Z List

Dosh Dosh
Connected Internet
Mike’s Money Making Mission
Time to Budget
Can I Make Big Money Online
Flee the Cube
Blogging Secret
Blogging to Fame
Million Dollar Experiment heads Down Under
Quest to make money on the internet
Kumiko’s Cash Quest
Calico Monkey
Internet Bazaar
Shotgun Marketing Blog
Customers Rock!
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes!
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Working at Home on the Internet
MapleLeaf 2.0
Two Hat Marketing
The Emerging Brand
The Branding Blog
Drew’s Marketing Minute
Golden Practices
Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
Kinetic Ideas
Unconventional Thinking
The Copywriting Maven
Hee-Haw Marketing
Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn
Multi-Cult Classics
Logic + Emotion
Branding & Marketing
Popcorn n Roses
On Influence & Automation
Servant of Chaos
Presentation Zen
Dmitry Linkov
John Wagner
Nick Rice
CKs Blog
Design Sojourn
Frozen Puck
The Sartorialist
Small Surfaces
Africa Unchained
Marketing Nirvana
Bob Sutton
¡Hola! Oi! Hi!
Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid!
Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together
Community Guy
Social Media on the fly

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