Writer Creatively

June 6, 2008

Writer’s Digest Top 100 Websites Is Disappointing

Filed under: Uncategorized — bestrateguru @ 6:07 pm
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I just had a chance to check out the Writer’s Digest list of the top 100 websites and must say that I was pretty disappointed with it. I spend a lot of time on the web writing and visiting writing sites so I’d like to think I have a pretty good idea of what’s out there. This list is not a great representation of it.

For writing communities for example, they list sites like Long Story Short (visited by 922 people per month according to Compete), and Newbie-Writers, (visited by 1,620 people per month according to Compete.com) while ignoring sites like TheNextBigWriter.com (visited by over 7,079 people per month – Compete), Booksie.com (visited by 19,000 people per month – Compete), and WritersCafe.com, (visited by 20,000 people per month – Compete). Then, there are innovative sites like Wordsy and new sites like LitMatch.

I spend a lot of time on each of these sites and have accounts with all of them so I can tell you from personal experience also that they have made some serious mistakes choosing some of these smaller sites. Just visit the sites on their list. I don’t mean any disrespect but several look like they were cobbled together in 1997.

I don’t know what’s going on with them but if they want to be an authoritative source, they need to do better than that.

I’m going to put together my own list over the next month. If you have a site you’d like me to take a look at, let me know by posting a comment.

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