Latest Leaders – August 2011

Latest Leaders logoIt’s the stretch run and there’s no rest for the weary. It’s all about gutting it out and performing in the clutch. Your August Latest Leaders refused to wilt in the dog days of summer and showed up day in and day out. As always, there are some promising rookies who have made impressive debuts. Make sure to peruse the full list and get to know some new MLBloggers. Congrats to everyone who make the cut!

Here are your August 2011 Latest Leaders in traffic by pageviews from August 1-31:

FANS
1. The Baseball Collector
2. Rays Renegade
3. Cook & Son Bats’ Blog
4. Red State Blue State
5. Plushdamentals
6. Phillies Phollowers
7. Beisbol 007
8. Counting Baseballs
9. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
10. Rockpile Rant
11. Rockin’ Redlegs
12. Stuck On Prospects
13. The Phanatic Addict
14. The Ballpark Guide
15. Pinstripe Birthdays
16. You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls!
17. Blogging ‘Bout Baseball
18. FutureAngels.com
19. This is a very simple game…
20. The Pittsburgh Peas
21. Unfinished Business
22. Ballpark Banter
23. Live, Eat, and Breathe Yankees
24. The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
25. Nyjer Morgan Fan Club
26. Observing Baseball
27. Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World
28. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
29. Collection of Baseball
30. Pop Fly Boys
31. Blue Jays Nest
32. Soxoholics
33. Planet Prospects
34. The Unbiased MLB Fan
35. The Rays Rant
36. baseballqueen
37. Hoppers Fan
38. Art of the Pale Hose
39. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
40. MLB Tour 2011
41. STOLEN BASE
42. Reds Country
43. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
44. The Ballpark Tour
45. Cambios y Curvas
46. Rox Addict
47. The Brawn of Braun
48. Phillies Red Pinstripes
49. eltubeyero22
50. The MLB Mix

MLB PRO
1. Alyson’s Footnotes
2. Better Off Red
3. MLB.com Fantasy 411
4. John & Cait…Plus Nine
5. Beat the Streak Report
6. Comerica Park, 48201
7. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
8. The Veteran and the Rook
9. Baseball Nerd
10. Bloomberg Sports
11. CastroTurf
12. Ben’s Biz Blog
13. Inside the Dodgers
14. Around the Horn in KC
15. Great Scot!
16. Phillies Insider
17. The Byrd’s Nest
18. ‘Riders Insider Blog
19. Heard It From Hoard
20. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
21. Tommy Lasorda’s World
22. Rattler Radio
23. Newberg Report
24. The LumberBlog
25. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
26. Curly W Live
27. Inside the White Sox
28. Vine Line’s Cubs Club Blog
29. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD BLOG
30. ‘Cats Corner
31. Ozzie Speaks
32. Clubhouse Confidential
33. Fantasy Freddie
34. Padre Knows Best
35. From the Nest
36. The D-blog
37. Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs
38. Is this thing on?
39. Medias Blancas con Orgullo
40. Inside the Chiefs
41. Padres hispanos
42. Bird Droppings
43. The Watson Files
44. The USA Baseball 16U Blog
45. Cooperstown Chatter
46. HYDE’S INSIDE PITCH
47. Our Game
48. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
49. The Cutoff Man
50. Desde el Desierto

MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS
1. The Zo Zone
2. Brew Beat
3. Beck’s Blog
4. Bowman’s Blog
5. Muskat Ramblings
6. Bombers Beat
7. Mark My Word
8. Postcards From Elysian Fields
9. All Nats All the Time
10. Britt’s Bird Watch
11. Tag’s Lines
12. Haft-Baked Ideas
13. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
14. North of the Border
15. Major League Bastian
16. Mariners Musings
17. Brownie Points
18. The Fish Pond
19. Inside the D-backs
20. Bollinger Beat

Note: We’ve omitted the WordPress.com blogs using MLB themes that have no baseball content, and MLBloggers are reminded that they will only be tracked for Latest Leaders traffic if they are using an MLB theme.

35 Comments

Feeling a little isolated in my parts, anyhow, I have begun my award picks(Rookie Pitcher and Position Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Most Surprising Team, etc) if anyone wants to check them out. Congrats to all the fans of the teams in the postseason.

http://the1constant.mlblogs.com/

Bennie,
It takes a bit of time to get a readership, or even a handful of subscribers who faithfully check out your muses. Just be patient. September 17th was my 5th year anniversary of my first post. I made a slow climb up the ranks and finally have a readership, and some who come by and comment on a regular basis. Be confident in your craft, seek out other fans through reading their blogs and commenting. Make yourself know and good things will happen in time. If the product is sound, the crowds will follow. Trust me on that. If you have any other questions, feel free to write to me….I will always help anyone on MLBlogs.com.

Thanks for the help.

Beisbol007 en el puesto 7…..¡ que bueno . saludos a todos en especial a los blogeros latinos.

I just started my Brewers blog in August, I’ve got hits from my friends and family but not much other action. Could anybody in that list give me some tips for get more publicity?

Thanks
http://brewerstoday.mlblogs.com/

Hi Benny! My suggestion to you would be to keep at it for a while, because that definitely helps and also to comment on other people’s blogs (this list is a great resource for finding blogs) because often people will read back and you can gain some following. Hope that’s helpful🙂

Congrats to the top sites for August! Thought you guys might appreciate this video. It shows fans at Cooperstown trying to convince my 10 month old son to NOT root for the Cubs. Baseball fans are hilarious. See you around the MLBlogosphere: http://onedayatwrigleyac000000.mlblogs.com/2011/09/22/video-a-childs-choice-in-cooperstown/

Ryan
Prose and Ivy

Mark,
Just out of curiosity, how do you see everyone sites stats?
The Rays Rant- http://yossif.mlblogs.com/

I started the Outside the Dodgers blog (http://outsidethedodgers.wordpress.com) due to problems that we were having with Inside the Dodgers (http://insidethedodgers.mlblogs.com/.) I did not include it as a MLBLog because I did not want any restrictions with the format. The core group of ITD bloggers have made themselves at home there. And they have posting privileges as well.

The top fifty list did not show page views. I am curious where OTD would fall into this group. In August there were 9,376 views.

As noted on the Latest Leaders, only MLBlogs that use the MLB theme are tracked. Consider using an official theme for a month and then see for yourself where you rank! Thanks.

@MLBNewman, I am a Peace Corps volunteer looking to blog about our softball league in Azerbaijan. Please contact me if you are interested in posting.

Thank to all that have read and commented on my blog. I rank 29th this month up from last months 40th something spot. THese blogs are amazing to write on and going to baseball games is simply amazing too.

Congrats to all in the top 50. It takes a lot of work to get there!

Wayne

http://stock350i.mlblogs.com/

Congrats to everyone on the list for August. It always feels awesome to make the list. Visit me out in Rangers Land!
mlblogs40yearrangerfan.wordpress.com

Para mi es un gran placer estar entre los primeros 50…it’s a great honor to be among the Group of 50…Viva el Baseball!

Este blog es un incentivo para los que tenemos el honor de poseer uno de MLB oficial. Para seguir informando y seguir creciendo. Felicidades.

It’s great to see some old friends amongst the leaders. Jeff-Allen-Johanna/RSBS, Emma/CrzBlue, Kristen…three awesome MLBlogs amongst this esteemed list. This is my last month doing The Heirloom. I am grateful for the privilege in doing so. Thanks, Mark! For the rest of you – you’re doing awesome! Keep up the great writing and opinions!

Many, many thanks to everyone who continues to read my blog! There are so many wonderful writers and amazing baseball fans in this community – both on this list and soon to be on this list – and I cannot tell you how I happy I am to be included in your number.
— Kristen

Congratulations to everyone on the list and excited to be there myself at #9! It’s been an amazingly fun season so far and I’m sure September will not disappoint🙂

I feel bad that I have not been posting much lately but I’ll come back! I got lots to share. My trip to New York where I met the Brooklyn Trolley Mike. He entertained us thru a rain delay at a Brooklyn Cyclone game. But Yes! I made #27! Matt Kemp!! Woohoo! Last month it was #22 Clayton Kershaw! Love those guys and they are doing GRRREAT!
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Thank you all! Love you all!
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com
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p.s. Mark, When I put the link to my blog, the replies do not show up in the Inside the Dodgers blog.

That would be settings preference of Inside the Dodgers blogger with the club…

Thanks Mark, I’ll talk to Josh.

Emma – It sounds like the Inside the Dodgers Blog has their defaults set to not to post comments containing links. Of course, if you see other people’s comments showing up with links then that blows this theory. If you know the author of Inside the Dodgers (and I always assume you know everyone, Emma🙂 ) you might want to just mention it to them in a comment and see if that’s the issue/if they might want to reset their default to only block comments with multiple links/etc…
Sorry to butt in.🙂
— Kristen

lol Kristen. Yeah I know Josh. I send him emails every once in a while. I just forgot to mention it to him last time I saw him but I’ll shoot him an email. Congrats on #19 That is a retired number for the Dodgers! Our beloved Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wore #19.

Thanks so much for helping us “crew”se to #4! We appreciate you reading John and Cait…Plus 9 (http://brewers.mlblogs.com)! Congrats to everyone else on the list! -J&C

Glad to be on the leaderboard again. Thanks to everyone for reading, and please keep checking my blog: http://theballparkguide.mlblogs.com/

I’m thrilled to see my Hoppers Fan blog make its debut this month. It’s quite a blast writing about the local minor league team, and I love the increased readership and interactions I’ve been having with my readers lately. I’m sure having Hoppers Fan mentioned when my Baseball Haiku blog was made a jumbo helps, too! Big thanks to everyone who reads and comments on the blogs. And congratulations to everyone who made the leader board this time around — it really is exciting to see so many new blogs listed along with the familiar ones. Everyone have a great September — keep posting the great stories and pictures!

http://hoppersfan.mlblogs.com <– Greensboro Grasshoppers fan blog
http://baseballhaiku.mlblogs.com <– Baseball Haiku

Mark — are my comments perhaps getting stuck in the moderation queue because I link to two mlblogs? Maybe WordPress thinks I’m spamming? (Maybe I am spamming…😉 ) Under “Settings -> Discussion” my blog (default, probably) is set to “Hold a comment in the queue if it contains 2[editable number] or more links.” If that’s what’s going on and you aren’t interested in changing that setting, I’ll just pimp out one of my links per comment to help keep your moderation queue clear.

As always, thanks for the cool community you’re building over here at mlblogs. I love being part of the group.

We’ve upped that setting to allow up to two comments now. Any more than that and a comment ends up in the spam moderation queue. MLBloggers might want to follow suit if they’re finding that a lot of perfectly fine comments are being marked as spam.

Mark — Awesome, thanks! It’s a tough call to decide how many links constitute spam. So far, I’ve kept mine at the default, but I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a legitimate comment that has *any* links. One thing that has been helpful for me is also under “Settings -> Discussion” — the option for “Comment author must have a previously approved comment” is checked. This means that I have to moderate the comment the first time someone posts a comment, but their subsequent comments are automatically approved. The number of new commenters I get is low enough that it’s easy to manage, MLBloggers with a higher number of new commenters might want to experiment with that setting, too.

(BTW, my previous comment in this thread is still “awaiting moderation.”)

http://hoppersfan.mlblogs.com <– Greensboro Grasshoppers fan blog
http://baseballhaiku.mlblogs.com <– Baseball Haiku

35 is a pretty good. Not as good as last month’s 12, but the Rays Rant has improved in other ways. Thanks to everyone who visited, and congrats to all top 50

September call-ups are even showing up on the August “Latest Leaders” posting. Seeing the Rockpile Ranter back in the thick of it, Watching my back as Red State/Blue State make their late season move. Seeing more than a few new names and titles in the 40-50 slots, which means more and more writers are hungry for not only post season, but to also move on up the list.
Thank you again to the people who gaze and comment, but special thanks to those who take the time out of their baseball-filled days and night to read my little Rays fan blog…….Now I have to worry about those below me making a stretch run!

Fistbumps out to everybody! Keep pushin’ hard down the stretch! And y’all are always welcome at RSBS!
–Jeff & Al

Congrats to everyone who made the list. I’m honored to have made the list, coming in at 22 in my debut.

Made it to 31….highest placing by far. Thanks to everyone who visited and thanks for making me jumbo.

http://bluejaysnest.mlblogs.com/

Back in the top TEn…Here I come…D

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