Congratulations to Our ‘Bloggers Who Really Count’

We were thrilled to see several blogs — Eat Like a Girl, James Ramsden, Inspector Gadget, and Stilettoed Socialist — make the list of The Times article “40 bloggers who really count.”

On Eat Like a Girl, The Times noted the blog’s unique approach to cooking, stating “if you’re after a recipe for slow-roast wild boar belly, look no further.” The newspaper also praised fellow food blogger James Ramsden for writing about “cooking handsomely on a budget.”

Inspector Gadget was dubbed “invaluable” for providing “insight into life on the policing front line in 2010″ and Stilletoed Socialist was hailed as the “poster girl for political social networking.”

Additionally, two WordPress VIP blogs were honored: Guido Fawkes’ blog and TechCrunch.

Congratulations to all of you, and keep up the great work! (And of course, we think ALL our bloggers count, but we’re always happy for these special accolades nonetheless.)

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  1. raincoaster

    That’s it, I’m firing my press agent!

  2. Mayu

    Wow, congratulations to the four! :D Keep up the great work!

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    Congrats to these awsome people


  4. PA

    Congratulations!!! *Drum-roll*

  5. nobusysignal

    Wonderful,Wonderful! My congratulations to all the winners.

  6. moregeous

    One day, I might make it into the top 40, if I ever get out of Ikea and get write another post…. *sighs whilst trying to find a yellow shirted helper’

  7. Pulkit Kaushik

    I was hoping my name would be there too :P

  8. bosanskoogledalo


  9. Adrian Laurentiu

    It is really outstanding to see how fast and how big this community gets every day !

    Congratulations !

  10. mrasherkade

    I’m sssssssssooooooooo envious. I wish I had interesting sex, a weird job, or enlightening ways to fix the planet to write about…ho, hum!

  11. rawtolose40

    This is great!!! Really something to be proud of!

  12. Emily Jane

    That’s wonderful! Congrats to each of them :)

  13. Max Soutter

    wow congrats! by golly id love to make that list next year!

  14. Tracy Leigh Ball

    That is awesome news. Congrats to the 4 and I wish them continued success! Keep up the great work. I just want to say that I wish everyone great success in not just the featured people. We all have a great story to tell!!

  15. tuttysan

    There’s no list for bilingual/bicultural bloggers out there. I (ahem, WE) want to be represented too!

  16. pbeug

    Wow, that’s awesome! Congrats to those bloggers. They really deserve it!

  17. -dN5

    I’d like to do this…. Great!

  18. craftystaci

    Ok, I’m a little jealous of the cool kids, but proud to be a classmate!

  19. Andrew [PWBlog]

    Nice! Go WordPress! Congrats Everyone!

  20. leeswammes

    That’s so great! Congrats to the winners!

  21. Emmanuel Ibok

    It is a good news indeed. I am proud to be associated with WordPress. Congratulation to the Four current flag carriers for WordPress…Cheers!!!

  22. clearlycomposed

    Congrats to the awesome bloggers!!

  23. William Webster

    Congratulations people. I’m still new to this, but I’m pretty sure the full potential of blogging isn’t even close to being utilized yet. People like you broaden the rest of our horizons.:-)

  24. grandawn

    Woo!Hoo! Congratulations to these bloggers. I’ll have to check these out.

  25. inspectorgadget

    Thanks to you all for the kind comments, and thanks to WP for giving me the platform for my work.

  26. phatpast

    I second that; “Congratulations to all of you, and keep up the great work!”

  27. schwartztronica

    Hmmm I hate to be the grouch here, but perhaps detachment is a bit more in order. Do the rest of our blogs cease to matter just because they lack the popularity, oddity, or influence of these select few? I don’t think so. Blogging shouldn’t be a race. I like what Adrian Laurentiu said: we should instead celebrate WordPress as a community.

  28. enochered

    I must find a way to get my message across, through the medium of cookery. The best way would still appear to be through the belly.
    Congratulations to the winners. And I am very happy to be part of the WordPress community.
    I have had endless hours of laughter and fun since taking up blogging. Thankyou WordPress.

  29. npthompson

    Hmmm . . . Either everyone really counts . . . Or no one does.

  30. Breland Kent (Wild Focus)

    Wow! Thats great! Congrats to all of them ;)

  31. whittmadden

    That is pretty awesome! I admit I am a fan of TechCrunch. Congrats to all!

  32. The Vicious Vegetarian

    Pretty impressive stuff. There’s a lot to be learned here, thanks!

  33. Sandra Lee

    That’s incredible and so wonderful! Congratulations. Here’s to the power and influence of

  34. Dr. D.

    I guess the rest of us should work a little harder on improving our writing!

  35. lacenleather

    Congrats!! I’m jealous!! xoxo

  36. thedomesticfringe

    Congrats to them all!

  37. Colleen Young

    Congrats indeed to them all.

    But congrats also to all the other bloggers out there who many have smaller readerships but keep on writing.

    Thank you so much to WordPress. I am a teacher and you make it so easy for me to provide information to my students.

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  39. sarahscarlet

    Something to aim for!!

  40. thomasapolis

    Congratulations, with shades of admiration and jealousy, are surely required! We should all aspire to be so relevant!

  41. Troo

    Excellent! Well done, those blogs!

  42. Denise P

    That’s awesome! Congrats to those bloggers. Something for all of us to aspire to one day. I love that there is an entire community of people with an endless supply of stories to tell.

  43. Florin

    Congrats !!!!

  44. bmj2k

    I’m still hoping to make Mad Magazine’s Top 40.

  45. teusje

    congratz :)

  46. Patricia Beyer

    Congratulations to you bloggers. This inspires us to make our blog even better!!!:)

  47. esoileau

    I’m all a-tingle just having a similar URL to these people! Congratulations.

  48. параклис

    it’s a bit sad to see the triumph of trivia – of these 40 selected blogs (respect for the few exceptions, one of them – inspector gadget). if these were the blogs that matter, that would have been quite an insult on the human dignity.

  49. El Santo

    Congratulations you guys! You are an inspiration to us all!

  50. Sara

    These people keep raising the bar for the rest of us… jerks!
    Just joking, congrats to those four. I hope they have many more great years of blogging.
    ~Sara :mrgreen:

  51. d1nx

    Awesome news… I’m rather chuffed that I moved to this community recently.. .congratulations to ALL of you!

  52. Chuck Ring

    Very great Grats to everyone. You had to work very hard to come to the honor bestowed on you and your works.

    I hope you received some money, or at least a plaque.

    Blog On!

  53. Niamh

    Thanks so much all & thanks WP for posting! Chuffed.

  54. blameblakeart

    Thanks for the inspiration…! I am proud to be a WordPress blogger as well. I’m doing my best to live up to their standard. I also like the cool kid / classmate analogy…!

  55. dbbradle

    I’m going to be on that list one day.

  56. theBwang

    Nice. Sooooo jealous!!!!!

  57. fred6368

    Well done all of the above! Love TechCrunch :-)

  58. nabeki

    Cheers to all WordPress bloggers!! It’s always great to see colleagues recognized!!

  59. siliconcowboy

    Supercool, congratulations!!

  60. Aannsha

    Congratulations all of you!

  61. jamesb101

    Good luck to people across the pond that work WordPress!…….

  62. EtodaC

    Congrats to you all! I hope to be on that list one day =)

  63. mavisrose

    I’m glad to have become a part of the WordPress excitement! This has been a great experience so far! Can’t wait to see what happens next!

  64. weavehole

    Naomi Klein is a chef?

  65. chefhermes

    Congratulations to all & an inspiration to the rest of us.

  66. newcobargains

    I am very new to the wonderful world of blogging! I love to write about just about anything, just not real up on new trends, yet. Hope to change that soon, I am sure that I will by reading some of the posts on WordPress. Thanks everyone for getting this thing going so well.

  67. elenaramirez

    Thanks for letting us all know, that is inspiring. Blessings, Elena

  68. shamballa9944

    Something ELSE to aspire to!!

  69. peggyhogan

    How exciting. It would be fun to be recognized. Maybe someday. I’ll be sure to check all of those blogs out!

  70. shattering

    Thats wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS.

  71. Alex (Capitalocracy)

    And of course, the rest of us do NOT count.

    no offense to those who made the list

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  73. Duane

    Excellent Work! Way to go to everyone…..!

  74. citysoliloquy

    Congratulations to all the mentioned bloggers :) And an encouraging well done and pat on the back to every WordPress user to keep on blogging!

  75. Matty

    Nice Work!

  76. Anne Lessing

    Congrats, guys! Keep up the great work!

  77. incidentalcooksuman

    Congrats…. WordPress is best platform for bloggers….

  78. guard13007

    Time to set up the typewriter, I must find a way onto this list! XD

  79. joannavdg

    Congratulations to the four WordPress bloggers to be named “bloggers who count.”

    Although I’ve worked with language all my life, until recently I’ve never been able to confidently type these nine letters:
    I – A-M – W-R-I-T-E-R

    Unpublished as yet but working on building a platform through my blog. I have learned a lot in the six weeks I’ve been using WordPress.


  80. mzrocklanta

    It is really outstanding to see how fast and how big this community gets every day !

    Congratulations !

  81. beautyminded

    Congratulations bloggers! Also much thanks to WordPress for a great platform to post our views and our passions with the world.

  82. aRuL

    Congratulations, I’m proud to use WordPress. ;)

  83. Mike

    I wonder how many hits they get on a daily basis?

  84. dkzody

    Well….congratulations and all that stuff…

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  86. neil

    Wow! Congratulations, guys! You deserve the recognition. Keep it up! :-D

  87. RandomizeME

    Impressive – I should visit these blogs as I don’t think I have yet.

  88. ryuuk0 @ 竜子

    That’s really wonderful and encouraging. Congrats to them.

  89. hayes2686

    Congratulations… Hopefully I will make this list one day!

  90. Carmi Salas-Sarte

    Wow! Congratulations to you four. Praying to be one of you soon :)

  91. starlaschat

    That’s Fantastic! Congratulations!

  92. Vipin Udayanan

    Congratulations to all the winners!! :)


    Congrats to these awsome people. I love them.

  94. dondeporte

    Great job. Congratulations. Keep writing like this.

  95. mrneil1974

    What? My blog about has-been 80′s Hair Bands didn’t make the list? Unacceptable! :) Congratulations to the winners. Keep up the good work.

  96. urbandaddy

    I guess I can’t make a list like that with 10 hits per day, huh? ;)

  97. Susan J. Flyweel

    Aw! I wanna be in it! Oh well, we can’t have everything. ;D

  98. Reverend WG

    Great Job to all the winners.

  99. catherinecasteelclark

    Congrats to these! That is incredibly exciting for them!!

  100. Mary

    Wow, wonderful, congrats!


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