Blogging as an act of posting information on websites known as blogs. Blogging has gained popularity in the emerging Nigerian internet market. It has moved from just an act of fun for sharing information to an avenue where young Nigerian entrepreneurs can showcase their entrepreneurial skills while solving the problem of information sharing.
Today, blogging has moved from being an avenue where Nigerian youths showcased their ctrl c, ctrl v (copy and paste) skills and has evolved into a large unique global market where quite a good number of Nigerians have made their impact felt. It is quite difficult to distinguish between a blog and a website as the two perform almost similar function these days.
Below is a list of the top twenty blogs in Nigeria according to Alexa.com ranking based on traffic generated and user responses received on daily basis. This ranking is strictly based on alexa.com statistics and my research.
1. Lindaikejisblog.com: this blog no doubt is the first in terms of traffic generated per day and revenue received per annum. Since its inception in 2006 it has maintained the top position although it is periodically displaced by other blogs such as nairaland.com. It is a blog for latest Nigerian gist and gossips which also allows users to interact on the site. It is ranked 2, 073 in the world with 90.1% visitors per day from Nigeria.
2. Nairaland.com: this is my best and it is hard to place this on number two. Although it is ranked 7th in Nigeria and 995 in the world by alexa but it has to come second because it has only a 73.8% of its visitors coming from Nigeria.
3. Punchng.com: it is a blog for sharing latest Nigerian information and gossips. It is the online version of the printed punch newspaper.
4. Vanguard.com: Same as number 3 above, it is a blog for sharing latest Nigerian news and gossips with categories such as celebrity gist and entertainment.
5. Naij.com: It is an emerging blog for sharing of information and celebrity gist in Nigeria.
6. Naijaloaded.com: It is a blog for latest Naija gist and tech guide. It is emerging and will soon move up the ranking should lindaikeji and nairaland relent in meeting the needs of the society.
7. Pulse.ng: this is also an online news platform for 24/7 news, gist, music, movies, lifestyle and events.
8. Bellanaija.com: This blog is one of the very first and it is said that she was the first to have inspired the use of the name naija. She is said to have been the one who inspired lindaikeji into blogging.
9. TooXclusive.com: this is one of the most visited music website/blog in Nigeria. Its Nigeria traffic is ranked at 71.5% daily.
10. Dailyreport.ng: Brings latest news in politics, entertainment, sports and opinions.
11. Premiumtimes.ng: Breaking news on politics, celebrity gist and others.
12. Notjustok.com: it was once voted as Nigeria’s #1 music blog/website in 2010, 2011 and 2012 only to lose the place to tooXclusive.com in recent years.
13. Thenationonline.net: an online version of “The Nation” newspaper. It publishes articles from the printed version of the newspaper.
14. Hotnigerianjobs.com: an online job listing portal for applicants seeking employment opportunities.
15. Guardian.com: An online newspaper which contains articles from the printed versions.
16. Informationng.com: This is an information portal for everything Nigeria.
17. Thisdaylive.com: it is also an online version of the printed This Day newspaper.
18. Saharareporters.com: A platform for news and juicy naija gossips.
19. Thecable.ng: an online news blog for readers who are after details.
20. 360nobs.com: An Online based all round entertainment and lifestyle blog/website.