Take Me Off Your Lists (continued)

Back in late June, I wrote a post called Take Me Off Your Lists Please in reaction to Blogebrity and the Technorati and Always On 100 list.

It didn’t generate a lot of comments or track backs so I assumed that not many people cared about this issue.

Well I guess I was wrong.

Because lately, everyone is blogging about lists.

We’ve got more damn blogging lists that I know what to do with.

We’ve got the NY Times top 101 blogs.

We’ve got Forbes best blogs list.

We’ve got the Technorati Top 100.

We’ve got the Open Media 100.

We’ve got Blogebrity.

And surely we’ve got way more than that but I just don’t know about them.

Earlier this week Jason Calacanis proposed a new list, the Blog 500.  Jason knows about lists, he’s been doing them since the Silicon Alley Reporter days.

Karl Martino, "just a plain spoken guy from Philly", wrote a pretty interesting post on the whole "A list" issue that is at the heart of the list debate.

Then last night, Jeff Jarvis posted about being attacked at a conference for being on a list that others weren’t on.

Here is my view about lists:

Most bloggers publish a blogroll.  That’s a list.  A good list.  People who want to discover blogs should use the blogrolls, that’s what I did.

When Forbes and the NY Times, and startups like Technorati and Weblogs, start publishing lists its just going to get people agitated.

And it’s not necessary.