There are hundreds of great inspiring and creative blogs to read, but do you ever wonder which blogs everyone else is reading? I do, which is why I have compiled a list of the top 150 design, inspiration, and DIY blogs – I call them all Makers.

The blogs are measured and ranked based on 5 criteria (Alexa rank, Compete traffic, Google Pagerank, Google Reader subscribers, Yahoo! inlinks). Scroll down to the bottom of the list to see specifics on how the list was compiled.

This list certainly isn’t perfect. Each of the 5 criteria have their quirks. However, I do think this mashup is a step in the right direction of creating better lists. Because of these quirks, one blogger has requested to be removed from the rankings, which is noted in the list.

I tried to scour and dig for the most popular sites out there, but it’s nearly impossible to know about them all. By all means, if you don’t see a blog on the list that you think should be there, please email me at info at evie-s.com

Have fun browsing! I’m sure you will find a bunch of blogs you didn’t know about.

Rank Name Author
alexa rank
compete visitors
google pagerank
google reader
yahoo inlinks
1 Apartment Therapy Various
3,346
588,860
7
59,759
1,512,454
2 Craft Zine Various
26,388
222,726
7
19,067
404,760
3 Decor8 Holly Becker
37,834
34,286
6
48,666
718,229
4 swissmiss Tina Roth Eisenberg
18,831
47,659
6
17,767
741,050
5 Booooooom Jeff Hamada
34,152
70,907
6
19,716
336,841
6 A Cup of Jo Joanna Goddard
38,892
27,413
6
38,076
289,691
7 re-nest Various
27,381
134,538
6
7,507
573,999
8 How About Orange Jessica Jones
56,438
85,981
5
24,842
313,422
9 Oh Joy Joy Cho
50,339
20,677
6
24,906
229,875
10 Purl Bee Various
77,772
108,274
5
24,412
214,491
11 Desire to Inspire Jo and Kim
30,964
80,057
6
11,701
146,672
12 Centsational Girl Kate
58,963
61,685
5
17,342
206,510
13 SFGirlbybay Victoria Smith
85,750
30,079
6
10,945
274,753
14 Style Files Danielle de Lange
106,059
16,443
6
12,772
273,044
15 Design Sponge Grace Bonney
8,325
189,467
4
112,543
3,243,835
16 Soule Mama Amanda Blake Soule
70,047
15,327
5
14,551
206,292
17 Creature Comforts Ez Pudewa
89,301
17,487
5
10,430
259,831
18 Design Mom Gabrielle Blair
72,902
56,980
5
5,279
211,049
19 Not Martha Megan Reardon
107,618
47,122
5
5,440
235,420
20 The Crafts Dept Various
3,050
61,338
6
4,846
63,206
21 Anna Maria Anna Maria Horner
237,301
14,222
5
15,449
280,384
22 coco+kelley Various
116,483
6,155
6
12,227
274,775
23 Design Milk Various
24,701
47,752
4
14,414
277,479
24 grain edit Various
94,539
7,998
6
9,294
191,267
25 Angry Chicken Amy Karol
216,242
16,801
5
24,242
125,996
26 Rockstar Diaries Taza
87,913
8,177
5
16,992
130,063
27 A Beautiful Mess Elsie Flannigan
69,654
31,423
5
15,834
53,023
28 Design for Mankind Erin Loechner
139,319
13,385
6
4,453
187,108
29 Graphic Exchange Fabien Barral
52,763
20,371
5
7,033
62,484
30 Posie Gets Cozy Alicia Paulson
258,412
10,697
5
18,314
164,088
31 Hello My Name is Heather Heather Bailey
333,746
16,582
6
15,920
82,190
32 Black Eiffel Rachel Jones
220,431
9,582
6
9,188
119,032
33 Eat Drink Chic Amy Moss
137,675
10,827
5
8,818
104,887
34 print + pattern Bowie Style
226,848
6,655
5
9,514
338,381
35 Inchmark Brooke Reynolds
1,803
10,712
5
5,210
65,995
36 Removed on request
37 Oh Happy Day Jordan Ferney
126,123
13,902
6
13,981
15,132
38 Bloesem Irene Hoofs
145,869
1,750
5
8,948
179,140
39 Made by Girl Jen Ramos
105,719
11,369
3
16,134
352,266
40 Design is Mine Summer Allen
319,507
2,892
5
11,335
181,675
41 Twig & Thistle Kathleen
165,303
21,354
4
7,712
86,988
42 Maya Made Maya Donenfeld
314,911
4,902
5
7,072
117,710
43 Say Yes to Hoboken Liz Stanley
190,123
12,094
5
5,572
39,058
44 Design Work Life Courtney
92,000
8,488
5
2,791
69,858
45 Sweet Paul Paul Lowe
215,643
6,500
5
5,958
54,564
46 Geninne’s Art Blog Geninne
559,716
2,686
5
8,191
179,788
47 Design Public Various
81,395
5,346
5
2,657
66,065
48 Day Dream Lily Liss
430,259
2,227
5
6,804
99,740
49 Bleubird Vintage Miss James
143,975
4,828
5
7,498
32,681
50 Bliss Traci French
513,763
2,274
5
6,081
117,192
51 For Me, For You Kate Miss
265,569
1,587
6
3,432
105,584
52 Rifle Paper Co Anna Bond
1,803
2,486
5
3,465
38,475
53 Modish Jena
275,652
5,621
5
4,024
54,379
54 The City Sage Anne Sage
156,998
6,259
4
4,932
98,133
55 Dottie Angel Tif Fussell
333,513
9,553
4
5,200
135,129
56 My Sweet Savannah Melaine Thompson
547,939
17,091
4
5,922
101,809
57 Mint Design Blog Ellie
284,592
4,192
6
2,395
90,697
58 Wise Craft Blair Stocker
657,006
8,722
5
12,538
42,490
59 StephModo Stephanie
276,356
5,261
5
4,114
52,518
60 A Little Sussy Nicole Hill Gerulat
405,175
5,103
5
5,263
51,803
61 Design Crush Kelly Beall
196,061
16,826
5
1,399
51,536
62 Ritzy Bee Various
397,260
2,877
5
4,594
61,127
63 Under the Sycamore Ashley Campbell
141,723
20,942
4
6,331
26,474
64 Zakka Life Jessica Okui
213,533
21,387
4
3,674
53,378
65 Dude Craft Paul Overton
291,290
8,600
5
3,223
44,012
66 Smile and Wave Rachel Denbow
327,485
10,219
4
7,316
56,100
67 A Field Journal Livy
684,522
3,029
5
5,257
78,964
68 Unruly Things Alyson Graves Brown
422,937
880
5
4,431
111,586
69 pia jane bijkerk pia jane bijkerk
321,770
0
5
3,692
123,882
70 A Little Hut Patricia Zapata
609,729
11,843
5
2,654
63,117
71 Whip Up Kathreen Ricketson
116,540
50,704
5
1,063
25,457
72 Paper n Stitch Brittni
210,809
12,331
4
2,583
76,594
73 Lena Corwin Lena Corwin
491,698
0
6
4,256
98,105
74 Alisa Burke Alisa Burke
409,830
14,547
4
4,966
44,014
75 Wee Wonderfuls Hillary Lang
953,665
6,845
5
2,820
94,092
76 frolic! Chelsea Fuss
527,843
1,894
5
4,534
83,799
77 Automatism Lori Langille
500,098
0
5
3,759
82,199
78 Amy Atlas Amy Atlas
156,801
12,384
0
3,998
55,078
79 SimpleSong Suann Song
591,093
1,766
5
3,766
54,361
80 Camilla Engman Camilla Engman
890,482
0
5
4,500
195,974
81 DesignLoveFest Brieanne Paige
178,707
5,520
4
3,405
45,184
82 Fryd Design Jeanette Lunde
574,436
0
5
3,248
123,933
83 Uppercase Janine Vangool
416,747
6,024
5
2,165
40,866
84 Darling Dexter Whitney Deal
881,093
1,901
5
3,427
68,700
85 All the Mountains Amy
1,067,315
1,661
6
3,201
81,658
86 Oh So Beautiful Paper Nole Garey
134,972
11,222
2
2,379
67,327
87 The Small Object Sarah Neuburger
945,385
6,264
5
2,923
53,651
88 3191 Stephanie & Mav
715,682
0
8
2,391
173,573
89 Oh Hello Friend Danni Hong
161,923
34,207
0
3,336
36,815
90 Where the Lovely Things Are Mallory
441,427
2,253
5
2,799
38,824
91 Aesthetic Outburst Abbey Hendrickson
848,883
12,584
5
3,064
19,843
92 Hula Seventy Andrea Jenkins
998,741
1,115
5
3,456
95,826
93 Apartment #34 Erin Hiemstra
257,039
2,350
3
4,520
67,654
94 Pikaland Amy Ng
401,968
1,322
5
2,546
43,069
95 handmade charlotte Charlotte
360,385
8,108
5
1,239
29,543
96 ban.do Various
193,228
10,407
5
462
14,089
97 Heart of Light Rachel Grace
752,494
1,617
5
3,228
46,176
98 Wiksten Made Jenny Gordy
635,425
358
5
4,736
35,132
99 The Lil Bee Melissa
726,851
422
5
2,423
71,497
100 The Neo-Traditionalist Katie Armour
209,421
9,558
4
246
65,290
101 Pugly Pixel Katrina
245,043
6,947
4
2,205
36,732
102 Here’s Looking At Me Kid Amanda Johnson
610,790
4,587
5
2,583
22,566
103 Fine Little Day Elisabeth Dunker
479,375
2,728
5
1,848
29,502
104 The Scoop Various
635,856
8,914
5
2,884
3,188
105 Forty-Sixth at Grace Nikole
1,572,289
635
5
3,344
65,731
106 Seesaw Designs Various
739,608
860
5
4,293
28,943
107 The Crafting Chicks Various
248,044
26,545
0
3,552
13,353
108 Olivet Mary Stonecypher
1,803
0
5
682
18,219
109 IS LY Melissa Esplin
258,779
10,649
3
3,594
19,556
110 A Print a Day Yasmine Surovec
1,581,796
4,042
4
4,460
62,848
111 Lovely Design Sharilyn
758,014
1,403
4
4,250
57,942
112 A Spoonful of Sugar Various
1,422,041
7,007
4
2,698
60,762
113 Going Home to Roost Bonnie
516,630
27,367
4
1,115
24,081
114 doe c doe Gina
1,948,823
2,862
5
1,995
45,813
115 Sweet Fine Day Jenna and Mark
480,185
1,510
5
1,470
19,574
116 Concrete and Honey Nikola Brooke
1,426,047
1,928
5
2,014
37,544
117 Make it Do Calli
434,613
17,646
0
925
53,768
118 Lovely Clusters Rachel Follett
694,731
975
4
3,329
50,984
119 Tangled and True Brittany
2,015,283
1,990
5
1,375
49,129
120 Simple + Pretty Jane
938,713
1,436
5
1,355
38,131
121 A Room Somewhere Leslie
1,192,130
11,998
4
2,181
29,887
122 Bright Bazaar Will
558,425
0
4
2,488
57,811
123 A Creative Mint Leslie
422,747
0
4
3,029
34,520
124 Please Sir Diana Martini
1,426,241
0
5
2,035
62,562
125 Housemartin Ink & Peat
832,078
0
5
2,012
35,654
126 Marta Writes Marta Dansie
500,529
4,981
4
1,948
15,394
127 Abby Try Again Abby Powell
869,300
1,740
4
2,944
31,110
128 Freshlyblended Nicole
1,618,598
0
5
2,287
49,934
129 Shim + Sons Sally Shim
1,283,755
0
4
5,815
38,971
130 Color Collective Lauren Willhite
573,686
0
4
3,047
28,659
131 Happiness Is… Shannon Eileen
342,717
3,681
4
1,238
9,676
132 Miss Moss Diana
202,038
0
3
1,263
36,893
133 Wren Handmade Laura Normandin
1,397,475
1,825
4
2,107
30,690
134 Thompson Family Danielle Thompson
576,306
9,644
0
2,617
1,650
135 The Bedlam of Beefy Bradford
1,106,962
0
4
1,721
55,105
136 You are My Fave Melanie Blodgett
332,793
5,511
0
1,297
7,163
137 Welcome to the Good Sarah Choi
614,852
7,266
2
2,218
1,789
138 Wit + Delight Kate Arends
449,675
449
4
2,101
328
139 Sarah Jane Sarah Jane
1,061,104
4,709
4
843
19,877
140 Aesthetic Nest Anneliese
728,430
11,051
2
1,637
3,509
141 Kickcan & Conkers Deborah Beau
878,872
0
4
1,316
41,162
142 Design Shimmer Siw Haveland
603,579
0
4
1,119
28,335
143 Design Therapy Brad Ford
1,186,560
671
4
1,245
36,112
144 Sandra Juto Sandra Juto
526,021
0
0
1,827
41,248
145 Two Straight Lines Courtney
2,058,791
909
4
1,846
29,748
146 B for Bonnie Bonnie Tsang
700,015
856
4
634
24,482
147 Stylizimo Nina Holst
431,743
0
2
1,696
20,637
148 The Jealous Curator Anonymous
707,610
1,190
3
1,658
24,064
149 Domestifluff Kristen
927,203
7,330
3
1,298
6,257
150 Chez Larsson Chez Larsson
1,497,437
1,793
2
3,533
11,623

LEGEND

Alexa Rank
Alexa’s traffic rankings are based on the usage patterns of Alexa Toolbar users and data collected from other, diverse sources over a rolling 3 month period. A site’s ranking is based on a combined measure of reach and pageviews. Reach is determined by the number of unique Alexa users who visit a site on a given day. Pageviews are the total number of Alexa user URL requests for a site. However, multiple requests for the same URL on the same day by the same user are counted as a single pageview. The site with the highest combination of users and pageviews is ranked #1.
Compete Visitors
The number of unique visitors that visited the website in August 2010 according to Compete.
Google PageRank
PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”
Google Reader Subscribers
The number of Google Reader users that subscribe to each blog. Note: this is not total RSS subscribers but rather how many Google Reader users subscribe to each blog.
Yahoo Inlinks
The number of links going to a blog’s entire site but excluding all self-linking links.

HOW THE LIST IS COMPUTED

1. Several hundred blogs are reviewed in a preliminary screening to determine if their statistics are competitive enough to be ranked.
2. 225 blogs were selected to be ranked.
3. Data is collected for each blog from all 5 measured criteria (i.e., Alexa Rank, Compete Visitors, Google PageRank, Google Reader Subscribers, and Yahoo Inlinks).
4. For each of the 5 measured criteria, each blog is ranked in comparison to all other blogs being evaluated.
5. A composite rank for each blog is determined by averaging each blogs ranking from the 5 measured criteria.
6. The top blogs are published.

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