Releasing the Directory of Best Indian Blogs, 2020 edition

The 10th edition of the Directory of Best Indian [English] Blogs has been released today, the 30th of May, 2020. The Directory has about 250 Indian English blogs that excel in content quality, regularity and overall blog resources, and meet a minimum design standard. They also show the blogger's commitment to blogging.

We do not claim that there are no other blogs that are not equal to or better than the 'top Indian blogs' listed here, in terms of the main parameters given above. We do miss blogs because we do not come across them despite surfing the blogosphere again and again in search of good blogs. We get hundreds of submissions but many of them are from new bloggers and we feel shy of including very new blogs in the list because our experience shows that most bloggers start ignoring their blogs after an initial phase. Sometimes the bloggers make it very difficult to judge the regularity of blogging (no archive, no time stamp on posts, posts not in chronological order, a complex sitemap that does not allow clean scraping of posts, etc). We are unable to include such blogs, even if they are otherwise outstanding.

We do not include blogs by business entities because they overshadow blogs maintained by individual bloggers and it defeats our purpose of encouraging Indian bloggers who do not have resources enough to compete with corporate blogs. We do, however, include blogs from bloggers who have turned the blog into a business enterprise if the spirit of blogging and the contribution of that individual blogger (or a group of bloggers) still dominate the website/ blog.

Interestingly, most of the blogs in this list of top Indian blogs, which is being updated manually every year for the last 10 years, are not good earners. In fact, most of them are not even remotely monetized. So, this list is way different from blog lists available on the web in which earning is the criterion for calling a blog or blogger 'successful'.

Indian Bloggers List


If you are interested in details about the procedure for submitting a blog for the blog listing and the criteria for selection of blogs. do visit this page: Directory submission: Guidelines and Selection Criteria

If your blog deserves to be in the top Indian blogs list but does not find a place, you can write to us at kp.nd.2008@gmail.com. However, be sure that it meets the selection criteria mentioned in the link above. If you do not display the archive of blog posts on the blog, please also submit a list of posts, date wise, that were published in the last 12 months ending May 2020.

If your blog finds a place in the blog list and you wish to put an ITB badge on your blog, the code is given at the end of the Directory of Best Indian Blogs page.

PS:
1. We have recently started accepting guest posts from bloggers. If you are interested, please visit this link: guest post guidelines
2. If blogger friends participate, we can have a buzzing Facebook group on blogging. It will not be like other groups in which people just link their posts and buy/sell links, traffic, cracked themes, etc.
If you want to join a group in which members communicate in an ethical, dignified, healthy, useful way, you can join this group (which was till now run as a closed group and has not been active): https://www.facebook.com/groups/blogginganswers. ITB will be glad to keep moderating the group.
 

Indian Top Blogs is accepting guest posts now!

Friends,

Those of you who have been with us since 2010, even if intermittently, you would know that we have been bringing out directories of best English and Hindi blogs in India/ by Indians without a break. In fact, in the middle of the year, we also update these directories once again. For years, we also published a category-wise listing of Indian blogs. We, at times, also bring out lists of selected blogs in different niches, also lists of best Indian forums, Hindi blog magazines, etc.

In addition, in the past we carried articles giving tips on different aspects of blogging, ranked the topmost blogs, created free promos for socially relevant blogs, gave away free images and reviewed nearly 1200 blogs free. We showcased over 200 blogs and carried interviews with about a dozen bloggers.

In this process, we have earned a lot goodwill and have also been ranked high by search engines for many keywords. Now that we have removed almost all articles other than those relating to the compilation of the directories and some tips in Hindi, we no longer rank for those keywords. However, our credibility as a genuine blog directory compiler has remained and has been growing.

We have not been able to cope with all that we do. Partly because we have never charged a penny for any work that we do on ITB and partly because we are doing this job part-time.


A new experiment on Indian Top Blogs: accepting guest posts from bloggers


Many bloggers keep sending us guest articles. We also receive offers from non-bloggers for guest articles on payment. We have not been too enthusiastic about guest posts. However, one blogger recently wrote to us explaining that a guest post on ITB can help bloggers in getting a valuable backlink because ITB carries moderately high level of 'link juice'. We thought over it and decided to help bloggers in improving their search rankings in a very genuine way.

Since we do no longer carry our own articles (except those relating to compilation work), we are now open to publishing a few guest posts on ITB, but only if they meet our criteria given below. This service will be FREE, of course.

This experiment will initially run for 3 months.


submit a guest post


Criteria for accepting guest posts


1. The guest post should be offered by sending an email to kp.nd.2008@gmail.com. The title of the email must be GUEST POST.
2. Only bloggers (from anywhere) can submit a guest post. At the end of the email, the blogger must give a link to his/ her blog.
3. Guest posts will be accepted only from bloggers whose blog is more than six month old and must have published at least one post in 4 months out of those six months. This is to ensure that the guest post comes from a serious blogger. The blog should not indulge in hate, crime, pornography etc.
4. The guest post submitted to ITB must be original. You can later publish it anywhere you like, with a link to the related ITB post. You must write a sentence at the end of the email, saying that THE GUEST POST BEING SUBMITTED TO ITB IS ORIGINAL AND HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED ANYWHERE ELSE.
5. The quality of post content must be above-average. The information, ideas and examples should not be a copy-paste job.
6. Unusual keyword stuffing, giving links and other undesirable promotion or SEO will lead to rejection of the post.
7. The guest post must be well composed. The language used must be standard. It should not have grammatical or proof mistakes.
8. The guest post can be in English or Hindi.
9. We are presently accepting guest posts only in these genres:
  • explaining web technology in simple terms, tech tips;
  • blogging: updates, tips, discussion, etc;
  • blogging craft: tips or backgrounders (e.g. web/ blog designing, web hosting, writing, SEO, content writing; choosing the best option); 
  • social media: updates, discussion, tips, etc;
  • sharing your blogging journey, if that would inspire others; the experiences shared must be genuine;
10. ITB will be free to edit the guest post;
11. Only one guest post be submitted at a time;
12. A blogger can submit another guest post after 2 months of publication of the earlier post on ITB;
13. If no response is received within 30 days of submitting a post, the blogger may take it that the post has been rejected for some reason. It may be difficult for us to send acknowledgement or give reasons for rejection. Sometimes, especially when we find that some edits can improve the post, we may write back with such suggestions.

 Bloggers are welcome to send entries for publishing on ITB after ensuring that they follow the above guest post guidelines. We shall include the blogger's small bio, photo and a backlink on the guest post. If it helps understanding, more links may be provided.

Updating the Directory of Best Indian Blogs 2020

We are already on the job of checking Indian blogs in our database and those received after December 2019.

The next edition of the Directory will come out on 30th May, 2020, corona or no corona.

If you want to suggest a top quality blog by an Indian or on India, do contact us as kp.nd.2008@gmail.com with the URL of the blog.

Please ensure that you maintain the blog in good shape, publish good content and keep updating it. We do not charge anything nor do we want you to reciprocate the listing in any way. In listing a blog in the Directory, we are not swayed by your 'success' or how much money you make from the blog.

If you want more about our conditions for listing, please visit this link: submitting a blog to India's best blog directories.

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