A little deviation from the normal content here at HW: Inman News today released their 2007 list of ’25 Most Influential’ bloggers in real estate – always an interest generator in the blogos. I ought to know, as I launched this blog in December of last year with a community-voted blogging awards program. I’m grateful to say that I was included on Inman’s list, even if I didn’t provide a headshot in time; and it’s always nice to be recognized by your peers for the work you put in (I’m a former reporter and editor, so I look at the Inman folks as peers in that sense). Inman should be applauded strongly for deciding to wade into mortgage industry and financial blogging with its list this year. Traditional readership at Inman is highly slanted towards the consumer/retail side of the business, which should be clear from all of the posts about the list that refer to the “RE.net” — something I’ve always seen as separate from mortgage banking and mortgage finance. Sort of like the difference between B2C and B2B. Two other blogs near and dear to this particular blog were also on the list — Calculated Risk and Blown Mortgage. I should note, too, that my own favorite blog picks are in the sidebar.

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