Like most Seahawks fans I spend a lot of time reading about the Seahawks. I check the major sports sites like ESPN.com and NFL.com. I read national colums from guys like Mike Sando, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, Mike Florio, and so on. But what I really like reading is many of the different blogs out there dedicated specifically to the Seattle Seahawks. So I figured it is time to recognize some of the best of the best.
So what makes a blog the “best of the best”? Here are a couple factors I look at:
1. Good information. I realize most of these bloggers aren’t connected and don’t have the inside information the national sports writers have so I don’t need breaking injury reports, free agent rumors, and that kind of stuff. I just want some good information.
2. Not too negative. It is way too easy to just rant about negative stuff on a blog and it is much harder to try to put a positive spin on things. I don’t want to read blogs where they just focus on the negative. We all know the negatives. I want some hope. I want something to look forward to. I want to read good things about the Seahawks. There is enough negativity directed towards the Seahawks in the national media. I don’t need that from a blog.
3. Not overly optimistic. I already see the Seahawks too optimistically. Sometimes I do need a dose of reality to see that maybe the Seahawks aren’t as good as I might think they are. I need to hear that my favorite player might not be as good as I think he is.
4. Updated frequently. If someone only posts once every 4 months that is pretty worthless. I want content updated regularly. I need some way to spend my time at work and if nobody is posting I will have nothing to read.
That is most of what I want to see in a good Seahawks blog. The writing style doesn’t need to be too polished, I don’t need to see a good looking blog, and I don’t really care how many readers and followers you have. As long as the blog has good information I want to read it.
I have my list of Seahawks blogs I really like. But I need your help to choose my Top 5 Seahawks Blogs. I have listed a few below and have probably missed some. Please take a couple seconds to vote for the ones you like. If you have one you like that isn’t listed here just leave a comment and let me know where to find it and I will add it in.
Update: The voting will close Thursday, Sept 27th at around 6 PM. Get your votes in before then. I will tabulate the votes, combine them with my thoughts, and announce the winners on Friday, Sept 28th.
What are your favorite Seattle Seahawks Blogs?
- Fieldgulls.com (32%, 320 Votes)
- 12thManRising.com (28%, 286 Votes)
- Hawkblogger.blogspot.com (25%, 256 Votes)
- DaveKriegsStrikeBeard.blogspot.com (17%, 173 Votes)
- SeahawksDraftBlog.com (17%, 168 Votes)
- 17power.blogspot.com (10%, 100 Votes)
- Seahawknationblog.com (10%, 99 Votes)
- SeahawkAddicts.com (5%, 54 Votes)
- ThirtyAcreFortress.com (4%, 42 Votes)
- TheMatchupsZone.wordpress.com/ (1%, 13 Votes)
- NWSportsBeat.com/Seahawks (1%, 10 Votes)
- TheBlueBirdHerd.com (1%, 9 Votes)
- SeahawksGab.com (1%, 6 Votes)
- SeattleSportsCentral.com (0%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,008
Once the voting is done (probably in a couple weeks) I will tally all the votes, compare those to my personal top 5 (don’t want to influence the voting by letting you know what those are yet) and announce the winners.
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I will list the top 5 and have a special badge they can post on their site but also I will have some prizes for the top 3.
1st Prize: A New Seahawks Jersey! Yep, that is right. I will give the best blogger a new Seahawks replica jersey. They can choose any replica jersey from SeattleJerseys.net.
2nd Prize: A New Seahawks Hat. Fitted, snapback, visor, beanie… whatever they want. See all the available Seahawks hats.
3rd Prize: A cool Seahawks Drawstring Backpack. Or anything else about that price.
So get out there and vote. And if you are one of these bloggers feel free to tweet, post on Facebook, bribe me with Seahawks gear, write blog posts praising me, and whatever else you want to do to win.
Remember to leave a comment if there is a Seahawks blog I am missing. And you can also leave a comment and let me know why you like any of these blogs.