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About Diamond in the Rough

Welcome to Diamond in the Rough: a site that features blogs recommended by the best critics around -Fellow Bloggers!

For too long we’ve watched amazing blogs flounder quietly in the shadows of the blogosphere, outshone by less impressive bloggers and remaining unforgivably unknown. And we’ve had enough!

So the aim of the site is to give undiscovered gem-type blogs some publicity and get them the fame they deserve!

Does this ring any bells with you? Do you know any blogs that fill the following criteria:

  • that they post frequently … at least four or five times a week.
  • that they are nice and courteous bloggers …ie: take time to comment back when they can or drop you a Hey, Hi, How Are Ya, once in while …obviously you can’t always comment everyone back, but you can tell when a person makes an effort to pay back readers’ kindness
  • that they don’t get 5million comments a day …cos those guys obviously don’t need our promotioning, lol!
  • and that their writing and content genuinely keeps you coming back for more …and not that you visit their blog cos you’re their bessie or cos you both have a crazy obsession with Nazis ….

If so, then email and let us know about them!

Oh and don’t forget that you can do your part in the fight for the Little Blogger by featuring this site on your own blog or putting us in your blogroll! Remember, every little helps!!!

And we’ll give you cake!*

*this is a blatant lie, but if we knew you and maybe lived on your road or in your apartment block, we would totally fulfil that promise!

40 Comments leave one →
  1. allie permalink
    August 5, 2009 4:14 am

    Love this idea, you can come check my blog out anytime you want ;p

  2. August 5, 2009 2:01 pm

    This is genius! Love it. I’ll send over some of my favorites. 🙂

  3. August 5, 2009 2:22 pm

    I’m making my list, will be in touch! x

  4. August 10, 2009 1:34 am

    The blogosphere in general is a lovely place to be among.

  5. August 10, 2009 10:30 am

    This is a brilliant idea. I am always looking for new and interesting blogs to read.

  6. August 11, 2009 6:49 am

    Great idea and so kind of you to feature new blogs, very thoughtful!

  7. August 11, 2009 1:22 pm

    I love this!! You can check out my blog if you like! I started mine about 5 months ago, so I’m still pretty new! And keep the awesome blogs coming! 🙂

  8. August 11, 2009 4:02 pm

    Genius!!!!! Thank you for starting this! What funnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!


  9. August 11, 2009 11:52 pm

    I love this idea! Please come check out my blog when you get the chance!

  10. August 12, 2009 5:26 am

    What a fabulous idea!!!

  11. August 13, 2009 11:36 am

    Great idea! Will gladly become a supporter and promote you on my blogroll/sidebar.

    Would be grateful if you could confirm if this would be helpful?

    Best wishes


    PS Delicious gateaux (in the past champagne as well!) always offered to all visitors to my posts too! Why not drop by & help yourself to one or two yourself?!

  12. August 17, 2009 11:10 am

    what a great blog concept. I love it and will be back regularly!!

  13. August 18, 2009 7:49 pm

    i’ll make sure to add you on my blogroll:)

  14. August 20, 2009 6:33 am

    Wow…I love your blog, so beautifully designed. That cake is making me really hungry 🙂

    Sure, I love this idea and I will definitely add you to my blogroll, if that helps 🙂

  15. August 20, 2009 10:04 am

    Could you please confirm if you’d like me to promote you on my sidebar/ blogroll as per my earlier note above?



  16. August 20, 2009 1:00 pm

    Thanks for your speedy reply – quite understand how busy everyone is at this time of year!

    Have added DITR to my sidebar in a prominent postion. Am also planning to include a link (& plug!) to it in an upcoming post so would be glad if you could add my blog “The Johnson Diaries, Life on the Edge” to the list of DITR’s Supporters in the sidebar above so that those who visit here get linked back to me & can read my personal recommendation.

    Great idea – wish it’d been around when I began! That’s why I’m happy to do whatever I can to help others just starting…

    Best wishes


  17. August 28, 2009 6:58 am

    This is a great idea! I have added you to my sidebar also and every Thursday, I feature a blog that I adore called Charming Blogs. Feel free to stop by anytime! Add to your supporters list, pretty please! 🙂

  18. September 2, 2009 3:08 am

    love this! (: it’s awesome.

    keep it up.

  19. Nicolette permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:44 am

    Awesome site and cause! 🙂

    Can’t wait to discover new and talented bloggers.
    Xoxo 🙂

  20. October 3, 2009 7:59 am

    Hi girls!
    I gave you a shoutout over at my blog. Just a simple scrapbook link. Hope you don’t find it tacky since you have great taste and all. Haha

  21. October 8, 2009 2:50 am

    this is fantastic idea…
    getting on the case of sending through some of my fave blogs!
    and would just LOVE if you could check out my blog too…
    best wishes
    nikki {bellaMUMMA}

  22. October 8, 2009 2:34 pm

    Cool idea! I will check this blog often 🙂

    Please check out mine-

    Enjoy your day!

  23. October 9, 2009 10:34 pm

    I am the Walrus!!! 🙂

  24. October 14, 2009 2:19 pm

    This is fantastic, I love that you are doing this! I am going to put this on my blog so others can come and find new, great reads!

  25. October 14, 2009 2:21 pm

    I love this idea! I think what you’re doing here is fantastic, I’m definitely going to link this on my blog so others can find new, great reads 🙂

  26. October 14, 2009 5:12 pm

    oh i am so very excited about this blog! i am always looking for new and exciting blogs to read since i spend my work days chained to a computer and my school days procrastinating homework. thank you for this brilliant idea!

  27. October 14, 2009 6:19 pm

    Great idea! I love that you’re doing this! I added this to my blog as well.

  28. October 15, 2009 6:27 am

    This is such a fantastic idea! I’ll definitely will be checking back often. 🙂

  29. alittlelove permalink
    October 15, 2009 6:57 pm

    I’m love
    loving this site!
    the banner is splendid..(CHANEL #5 will always bring happy memories♥).
    love the picture too…makes me want to spend the day in my silk pajamas with a cup of chai…
    happy day to you♥

  30. October 23, 2009 6:33 pm

    LOVE this idea. I love finding new blogs to follow! I will for sure come back to this blog. I would love it if yall checked out my blog. I am a newbie blogger though, so nothing special.

  31. November 2, 2009 4:35 pm

    This is an absolutely fantastic idea! I love discovering all these wonderful little blogs! Thank you!

  32. tasha permalink
    December 8, 2009 5:42 am

    I totally love this whole thing that you’re doing! (: it’s really awesome and nice of you to do this. (: hahaha. well drop by my blog – I fill almost all of the criterias. 😉 and I’ll definitely email some of my fav, undiscovered blogs! (:

    p.s. I’ll definitely link yaa. ❤

  33. January 6, 2010 3:09 am

    I love these intimate little revolutions. Thanks for sharing the wealth. I’ve taken the liberty of badging my blog!

  34. February 5, 2010 1:09 am

    What a cute idea for a blog!! I love it 🙂

  35. goodgirl permalink
    February 12, 2010 10:35 am

    I love your page and ideas and the whole bit, and for this i have a little something for you!

  36. August 9, 2011 11:43 am

    Just added your button to my blog roll. Will be doing a little post aka shameless promotion and linking back to you soon 🙂

  37. Johnd197 permalink
    April 30, 2014 9:08 pm

    Keep working ,impressive job! eceeckeaecdd

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