2010 ended with a very pleasant boost for the Scottish Football Blog when it appeared in The Guardian Sports Blog’s list of 100 football blogs to follow in 2011.
I wrote back in July about how much a Guardian link can boost blog traffic. The impact this time has been less sudden but more sustained. And its nice to be able to add an “as featured” pic to the site.
I was one of the few Scottish blogs to get a mention although I’ll modestly concede that this reflects more on the lowly standing of the Scottish game than a dearth of quality among my fellow Scottish bloggers.
That The Guardian listed 100 blogs also illustrates the scope of football blogging. It’s certainly not a niche subject for a blog and the community is growing all the time. That has advantages and drawbacks for bloggers keen to make an impact.
With so many blogs you might expect football clubs themselves to be taking notice of this expanding field. They don’t seem to be. Hopefully that’s a theme I’ll be able to explore more in 2011.