The first massively popular blogs—built from blood, sweat, and the democratically earned approval of tough-to-please Websurfers—were the kind of success stories everyone loves. But these days, a lot of aspiring Internet barons are discovering that the online aristocracy is about as tough to crack as any other.
• Linkology: How the 50 Most Popular Blogs Are Related
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• Five Cool Blogs to Check Out Now
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• The Long Tail Theory: Why B-list Blogs Can Make It, Too
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