This article from March 9, 2008 identifies what it believes to be the 50 most powerful blogs in the world. This list contains everything from politics to gossip. It's really interesting to see the kinds of things that people really focus their attentions on in blogging. For example, the #7 blog, "Talking points memo," is all about uncovering political controversy and things of that nature. I mean, that's not something that a lot of people would think about a lot. Yet it's the #7 most powerful blog in the world. Pretty amazing in my opinion. And yet, it shouldn't come as a major surprise that most of the top 50 are slightly obscure in their nature. Blogs give people a chance to pursue passions, things they enjoy talking about. They don't know how it's going to turn out. Sometimes they fail, but other times, they simply blow up and make it onto lists such as these.