September 30, 2014

Directory of Best Hindi Blogs: announcing 2013-14 edition

We are happy to present before you the third edition of the Directory of Best Hindi Blogs. It has 212 blogs selected for their overall quality: quality of content, regularity, design, use of blogging for self-expression or sharing knowledge in a field, and use of language. 

Blogs have been arranged according to Roman alphabets (because arranging them according to Hindi alphabets creates confusion).

As we have indicated before, our assessment is based on 'overall' quality. So, you will find a few blogs with outstanding content but with not much concern for engagement. Blogs with great design but not so good navigation support. Blogs with good content and a lot of engagement but somewhat mediocre design...

Though we strongly denounce use of others' pictures without permission and without attribution, we have ignored this when the blogger has used low-quality generic pics to support the text, e.g. to buttress thoughts of the accompanying poem. Similarly, while we hate wrong use of matras and punctuation, we have ignored it when we found a blog excelling in many other parameters. Gaudy backgrounds and flashy text make a blog look childish but we have ignored that in a few cases, considering the commitment to blogging and contributing to blog-engagement.

Just to repeat our commitment to ethical blogging, we assure you that in selecting the best blogs, we have applied no other consideration than quality of the blog and its contribution to blogging. Suggestions to improve the Directory further in future are always welcome. 

At this link, you can have a glimpse of Hindi blogosphere in our previous post.

We will soon come out with a list of good blog aggregators, web-magazines etc. 


हिन्दी के सर्वश्रेष्ठ ब्लॉगों की डाइरैक्टरी  का तीसरा यानि  2013-2014 संस्करण अब आपके सामने है. इसमें  212 ब्लॉग हैं. इन्हें इंग्लिश की वर्णाक्षरी के क्रम में दिया गया है.

पिछले संस्करण की तरह इस बार भी डाइरैक्टरी  में हिन्दी के सर्वश्रेष्ठ ब्लॉग सम्मिलित हैं. हम आपको भरोसा दिलाते हैं कि हम ऊँचे नैतिक मूल्यों के प्रति प्रतिबद्ध हैं और ब्लॉगों को चुनने में हमने केवल गुणवत्ता की परख की है. इस डायरेक्टरी में आपको कुछ ऐसे ब्लॉग मिल सकते हैं जो किसी एक मापदंड पर कुछ कमकर लग सकते हैं लेकिन जब आप उन ब्लॉगों के अन्य गुणों को परखेंगे तो पाएंगे कि कई अन्य मामलों में  उनका स्तर बहुत ऊंचा है.

हिन्दी ब्लॉग संसार में क्याहै, इस पर हमारा लेख आप यहाँ पढ़ सकते हैं.

हम शीघ्र ही ब्लॉग समूहक आदि की लिस्ट आपके सम्मुख प्रस्तुत करेंगे.