Five Minnesota bloggers eclipse all others by popular choice. For example, Minneapolis resident Abraham Piper's writings on the website he publishes ranks among the top 7,000 in the world. That's not bad when you consider that there are seven billion people in the world. Read about Piper, and several other local bloggers worth knowing about, below. Blog enthusiasts are also encouraged to click here for an eclectic mix of fresh posts by Minnesotans about subjects of interest. In recognition of the fact that cataloging Internet presence is as mercurial as herding cats, this writer is adding a bonus blogger and welcomes any reader with knowledge of other great bloggers to mention them in the feedback below.
Piper has the second-best site on Facebook. He single-handedly generates more social media traffic than the New York Times. He limited his blog posts to 22 words for an inauspicious start in 2008. Now, a bit more verbose, he has generated more than 230,000 likes with a mix of fact, imagination and even silliness that is always interesting and amusing.
Most Powerful Minnesota Bloggers
John Hinderacker & Scott W. Johnson
It turns out that a couple of Minnesotans, along with another student at Dartmouth College, started a blog in 2002 that now has an estimated half million readers and make eight million page views every month. Hinderaker and Johnson are now highly recognized and successful Minneapolis attorneys, but have been writing about public policy issues for a couple of decades. They are widely acknowledged for their forensic analysis of the Killian Documents that led to CBS News' Dan Rather's resignation.
Most Popular Minnesota Fashion Blogger
Moser started blogging for fun in 2007 with no idea that she would garner a national following by designing and maintaining a series of blogs dedicated to shopping by color. Of course, her favorite color is apparent given her flagship website, House of Turquoise. To help people find exactly what they've been searching for, Moser combs magazines and blogs daily to supply readers with a dozen color-themed shopping blogs filled with ideas for the ideal décor.
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Most Popular Technology Blogger
Between requests for help with online communications, such as social media, mobile technology, email marketing and search engine optimization, Erickson still finds time to publish his e-Strategy Internet Marketing Blog. He launched it in August 2005, and now claims more than 17,000 followers. Local and national news media have sought out Erickson as an expert source, and he has made numerous presentations to educational and technological organizations. Erickson was recently named Vice President Of Online Marketing at Karwoski & Courage Public Relations, Minneapolis.
Ever since Teresa Boardman started her St. Paul Home Realty website in February 2002, she has been spending all of her time photographing, writing, blogging and brokering real estate. This tireless trouper is an inspiration to us all on the value of connecting people through technology.
Hare surfed the Internet before it was given the name as we now know it. He regularly shared his thoughts about life, philosophy and politics before there were "bloggers." If this is the nature of the Renaissance man, then Hare leads the list.
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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for Examiner.com, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at Examiner.com.
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