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List of top Indian blogs (the Directory of Best Indian Blogs): its 14th edition is out today!

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 We are delighted to release the 14th annual edition of the Directory of Best Indian Blogs. As you would know, this listing of top English blogs in India is curated manually, based on quality of content, regularity and overall contribution to knowledge on the web. We have been publishing the Directory every year, without fail, since 2010. A blog, essentially, is a diary of regularly generated content. Starting with being a regularly updated collection of individual ruminations and information, it has evolved so much that almost everything that gets published on the web is casually called a 'blog'. We have discussed the evolution of blogging in other posts, and, therefore, would keep our current observations relevant to the present list of top Indian blogs. One big constraint with us has been to know the regularity of updation of a website/ blog. While most bloggers have an archive gadget on the blog itself, some have a way to let the visitors know how old a particular post is a

Next edition of Indian Top Blogs directory to come out on 15 July

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 The next edition (14th) of the directory of best Indian blogs will be released on 15th July.  The inclusion of a blog in the directory is completely free and merit-based. This earlier post tells about the blog selection criteria:  submit blog for Indian blog directory If you know of a good blog on India or by an Indian, kindly share that with us at this email address:  kp.nd.2008@gmail.com  Directory of Best Indian Blogs

Updating the directory of best blogs in India 2023- 2024

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As you would know, we have been bringing out the Directory of Best Indian Blogs for the last 13 years, in May-June every year. We update the directories mid-way in December-January to include and exclude blogs based on our examination of Indian blogs in English during the previous six months.  The Directory of Best Indian Blogs (in English) has been updated on 31 December 2023. You can visit the updated directory, and also two other compilations of top Indian blogs at the links below:  Directory of Best Indian Blogs Directory of Best Hindi Blogs Hindi web magazines, collective blogs and aggregators Hope to come up with well-researched informative articles and advice in the coming year. We wish you a very happy new year!

Protect your inactive Google account soon. At least save your data.

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Google is set to delete inactive accounts starting December1, raising concerns about potential data loss of Google account holders. This deletion process targets accounts that have not been operated in the last two years, putting content stored in associated products like Gmail, Drive, Docs, Meet, Calendar, Photos, and YouTube at risk. To safeguard your account from deletion, it's crucial to sign in before the impending deadline this Friday. Google emphasizes that an account is considered active and exempt from deletion if it has been accessed recently. However, if your account falls into the inactive category, take immediate action to prevent any data loss. For those who wish to retain their data without keeping the inactive account, Google provides an option to back up your content. Utilize the Google Takeout page to download and export your data, including folders, documents, and media. This precautionary step ensures that even if your account becomes inactive, your valuable da

Status of blogging in India: a quick appraisal in mid-2023

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After two decades of constant rise, blogging in its original form has plateaued all over the world, and India is no exception. For self expression, content sharing and social engagement, individuals have hopped over to other platforms such as social networks and content sharing platforms (Facebook, Twitter/ X, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.) in addition to instant messaging platforms/ apps (e.g. WhatsApp and Telegram). In fact, content creators do a form of blogging on these platforms. Mainstream blogging is not growing, and in fact it is declining in terms of numbers. However, it has evolved into a powerful tool for various purposes, including journalism, marketing, education, and activism.  Indian blogging has transformed from personal to professional in a big way in recent years. That has led to a greater proportion of well-maintained blogs, blog monetization and blogs as a medium of commercial/ corporate communication. Individual bloggers who have professionalized their blogs

Best Hindi Blogs Directory - 13th edition released

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हिंदी के श्रेष्ठ ब्लॉगों ( top Hindi blogs ) की डायरेक्टरी का 13वां संस्करण 1 सितम्बर 2023 को जारी किया गया. इसमें एक सौ ब्लॉग हैं. इन्हें ब्लॉग के URL के मुख्य भाग के अनुक्रम में लगाया गया है.  आपको शायद पता होगा कि शुरू में जो ब्लॉग इस डायरेक्टरी में सम्मिलित किये जाते थे, वो केवल व्यक्तिगत (personal) ब्लॉग होते थे, लेकिन जैसे-जैसे समय बदलता गया, ब्लॉगिंग का महत्व सोशल नेटवर्किंग और वीडियो शेयरिंग प्लेटफॉर्म्स में तेज़ी से बढ़ोतरी के चलते कम होता गया. अब पर्सनल ब्लॉगिंग कम हो चली है और वेब/ सोशल मीडिया में अन्य विधाएँ काफी हद तक इसका स्थान ले चुकी हैं. इस वजह से ब्लॉगिंग का चरित्र बहुत बहुत बदल गया है.  अब हिंदी में जो पर्सनल ब्लॉग ठीक से चल रहे हैं, वो अधिकतर उन लोगों के हैं जिन्हें लिखने-पढ़ने का शौक है. इनमें से अधिकतर अपने ब्लॉग को हॉबी या जुनून (passion) की तरह चलाते हैं और ब्लॉग से पैसे कमाना उनका उद्देश्य नहीं. कुछ ऐसे ब्लॉगर गूगल एडसेंस, एफिलिएशन आदि से कुछ धनार्जन कर लेते हैं लेकिन वो उनके लिए ब्लॉगिंग का प्राथमिक उद्देश्य नहीं होता.  दूसरी ओर, पिछले कुछ वर्षों में व्यावसायिक ब

Top Hindi blogs 2022-2023 - next edition of the Directory of Best Hindi Blogs is releasing on Sept 1

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  Dear Hindi bloggers and visitors, Compilation of the 2023 edition of the  Directory of Best Hindi Blogs  is in the last phase. Hope to see your blog in the Directory, if it is being maintained well enough to be considered a top Hindi blog. If you know of a good Hindi blog that has not been included in the existing edition of the blog listing, please suggest that to us. The directory will be released on September 1, 2023. मित्रो, हिंदी के सर्वश्रेष्ठ ब्लॉगों की डायरेक्टरी  के 2023 संस्करण के संकलन का काम लगभग संपन्न हो चुका है. आशा है, आपका ब्लॉग इसमें संम्मिलित होगा। हाँ, इसके लिए यह ज़रूरी है कि उसमें अच्छे पोस्ट लगातार प्रकाशित हो रहे हों. अगर उत्तम गुणवत्ता का ब्लॉग सुझाना हो जो इस डायरेक्टरी के 2022 संस्करण में नहीं है तो ऐसा शीघ्र करने का कष्ट करें .   डायरेक्टरी 1 सितंबर 2023 को प्रकाशित होगी.