The fact that Observer now monitors blogs is a sign of the growing importance of this new medium. The fact that a blog savvy person doesn’t really need to buy that service, illustrates the tools available that enable us to be our own monitoring company.
I have created a group at Blogdigger.com called “Bloggtoppen” for nine of the ten blogs that Observer listed yesterday to be of special importance (Dick Erixon doesn’t have a web feed, so you would have to visit his site yourself, which in turn may give further arguments for his departure from the list). That means that you would only need to paste this URL into any news aggregator like Bloglines.com and then subscribe to this feed.
Or you could simply visit the webpage of Blogtoppen at http://groups.blogdigger.com/groups.jsp?id=504 and then you get all the posts from these nine blogs.