Bloglines tracks the top 1,000 most trafficked blogs on a daily basis.
I know people love these lists but doesn't this conflict with the spirit of blogs? To me, the value of blogs is that they give every nobody a voice and provide really targeted and interesting content about really targeted and interesting things. So if you're a left-handed vegetarian Red Sox fan living in Dubai you have a forum to talk about things that are interesting to you and meet other left-handed vegetarian Red Sox fans living in Dubai
If this is indeed the spirit of blogs, who cares which one gets the most hits?