Friday, October 23, 2009

MAM #4 in Top 25 UK Arts & Culture Blogs

I knew my blog was doing well in terms of readership but I got a very pleasant surprise this morning to find that Making A Mark has been rated #4 in the Top 25 UK Art And Culture Blogs. It's even beaten the art blogs produced by the top national newspapers!!!

I was even more pleased when I realised that, unlike some I've seen, this listing has actually been produced by a team who've used proper research across a range of relevant criteria and then produced an algorithm for weighting them! The site behind the listing is This is the website created by a very reputable organanisation - the Manchester Museums Consortium, which covers a group of nine museums and galleries in Manchester (more about this tomorrow as I've not come across their site before).

The top 25 UK Arts and Culture Blogs

You can find these listed below. You can read more about each of the art blogs and how the list was compiled in this blog post - The Top 25 UK Arts & Culture Blogs.

1. We Make Money Not Art
2. Feeling Listless
3. Things Magazine
4. Making a Mark
5. Jonathan Jones on Art (Guardian)
6. Frieze Blog
7. Charlotte Higgins (Guardian)
8. Saatchi Blogon
9. Amelia’s Magazine
10. Art of the Estate
11. Culture Wars
12. Telegraph culture blog
13. UK Street Art
14. Madam Miaow Says
15. Art in Liverpool Blog
16. Follow the Yellow Brick Road
17. Artsy
18. The FACT Blog
19. Art Sleuth
20. Arts Blogs: The Independent
21. Art & Things
22. Where’s Runnicles?
23. Culture Vulture
24. View from the South Bank
25. Intelligent Naivety

I know a lot of these blogs and consult some of them on a very regular basis - but some are new to me and I'm certainly going to be checking these all out in the near future. You might like to do likewise! :)

In the meantime I think I'm just going to sit here with a big mug of tea and get over the shock!

Making a Mark reviews......


adebanji said...

Congratulations- this says a lot about your continuos hardwork and passion!

This blog remains one of my all time favourite sites!

Julie Oakley said...

Oh wow! Congratulations - you really do merit being there, but it's good to have it confirmed by someone else. I am really thrilled for you.

Deborah Paris said...

Congrats Katherine-well deserved!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

I'll add my congratulations, Katherine! SO well deserved--your blog is amazing, so much work goes into it I can't believe it.

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Lucie G said...

Bravo, well deserved! It's intersting to look at all these blogs too.

Cathy Gatland said...

Congratulations Katherine - MAM is essential daily reading as far as I'm concerned!

Sarah said...

well done and very well deserved,

Daryle Dickens said...

Your hard work is paying off. Congrats. That should also boost your readership.

Unknown said...

Congratulations Katherine! This is a wonderful confirmation of the value you add to the art community on the web.

petescully said...

That is great news, and well deserved! Keep up the very good work.

Making A Mark said...

Many thanks to all sending congrats - I still have to keep coming back to look at the post to make sure it's real!

SharonWrightArtist said...

Now THAT is brilliant news, very well done, Katherine, well deserved.

Caroline Roberts said...

Congratulations, Katherine! And very well deserved. It will be fun to look through the rest of the list too.

Julie Dunion said...

totally deserved, it's clear that a lot of thought and work goes into each post. Congratulations.

Sonia said...

Congratulations Katherine - as many have commented, it is all down to your amazing hard work. Long may it continue.

Denise R. said...

Congratulations Katherine.... and not at all surprising!! I thoroughly recommend this fantastic site to anyone who has an interest in art.

Tracy Hall said...

Not a bit surprised Katherine!!

Jenni Twidle said...

Many congratulations, Katherine. I'm not surprised. I always recommend your blog to like minded friends. I look forward to delving into the other twenty four!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations! It does prove that hard work pays off. And you put in the hard work to get this blog the attention it deserves. Well done.

Pat said...

Wow! Congratulations. I love MAM with my morning coffee after my walk. They could have asked me. But I would have put you as #1!

Papierflieger said...

Congratulations Katherine,
what a great achievement and encouragement! Thanks for inspiring me to start blogging.

Robyn Sinclair said...

You are already #1 in my book so I'm glad to see the rest of the world is catching up. Congratulations, Katherine you have earned your status.

Felicity Grace said...

That's fantastic Katherine! Congratulations and really well deserved!

Laura Frankstone said...

Oh my word!!! I am thrilled for you, Katherine! Everyone else has said how well-deserved this recognition is and I add my voice to theirs. And to think I knew you "when"---- ;D.

loriann signori said...

Wow, congratulations Katherine!
You certainly deserve it. Thank you for taking the time to write this incredible (well loved) blog.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are really "Making Your Mark." Congratulations. I'm glad to see your hard work is being recognized. Enjoy!

suessketchblog said...

Excellent news and very well deserved - now you've just got to knock those three off their spots to be #1!

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