In 2011, the Nielsen Company (famous for gathering TV viewership with the “Nielsen ratings”) produced a study that said there were over 181 million blogs in existence, and that number rose by 36 million from 2006. Yeah, that’s a lot of blogs and it seems like the numbers are growing, daily. But as we know, some blogs are more popular than others. The most popular blogs (according to Technorati) these days are The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Business Insider, The Verge, Mashable!, Gawker and TMZ.com, but those are “business” blogs, meaning a company is backing them.
I’ve always been interested in personal blogs, written by one or a few people sharing their ideas, life, or interests. Some of these personal blogs gain a huge following and popularity that takes on a life outside of the cyber world and into the publishing world. Here are a few books which started or at least were inspired by their blogs:
To view more books based on blogs, visit this booklist. Do you have any favorite blogs you'd like to see adapted into books? Please share in the comments!