Peru: Most Popular Blogs of 2006

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Marking the end of 2006, a few bloggers took up the task of pointing out what might be the most remarkable Peruvian weblogs of the year. It was a year that saw near geometric growth in our national blogosphere, the “Cholosfera,” people of diverse backgrounds that just a little while ago would have never signed up (thinking blogging was for nerds) have since gotten involved. (Who read blogs in 2004, or before, when BlogsPerú [ES] was started?)

In El útero de Marita the selection was done by votes from readers on some previously established recommendations, although you could also vote for blogs which were not nominated. A few of the most voted-for were: Queloide [ES], La Nuez [ES], Moleskin Literario [ES], Virtù e Fortuna [ES], and many others. You can see the complete list in this post [ES].

El Blog del Morsa inspired by this selection, published his own with various differences, for example: Mucho Gusto [ES], E Radio [ES], La Cebolla [ES], and various others. You can compare by reading the complete post [ES].

Gran Combo Club, also motivated by El útero de Marita, published their own selection by topics of interest. For example, Language: La Peña linguística [ES], Literature: Puente Aéreo [ES] and others that you can see here.

It is interesting to take note of the reflection by El útero de Marita that the best blogs of this 2007 should be shaped by other, new and different, blogs. If we read, for example, the list of best blogs of 2004 according to voting at BlogsPerú, we see that there is not even one single blog in common with those of 2006. And many of these blogs no longer even exist. We hope that 2007 will be the year that the everyday Peruvian can also express herself, make his voice heard, and above all, be paid attention to, by way of this format or any other on the internet.

Translated from Spanish by David Sasaki


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