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Feb 18, 2013

Top 10 Most Popular Nepali Blogs

 I recently wrote a news article about the rise of social media in Nepal. While writing the news I had tried to find out the total number of active blogs in Nepal but to no avail. Even finding out the estimate was a tough job. Then, I wondered, so what are the most popular blogs of Nepal. There wasn't any definite list but Alexa.com provided a list of most popular websites of Nepal which included a few blogs.

So, from the data provided by alexa.com, I have compiled the top 10 most popular Nepali blogs. 

Rank among Nepali Websites: 28
Overall Rank in Alexa: 43,258

Started by Salokya in April 2005, it is one of the first blogs in Nepali Unicode and currently the most popular Nepali blog. Mainly focused on current issues, it covers the major political, economic and social happenings of Nepal. The site has received more than 48 million visitors till date.

Rank among Nepali Websites: 86
Overall Rank in Alexa: 75,645

Contains news, views and reviews of Nepali movies and artists. The site claims to have more than 20,000 unique visitors everyday.

Rank among Nepali Websites:193
Overall Rank in Alexa: 333,316

Run by Web developer Ashesh Shrestha, the blog is very popular Nepalese for its utilities like Nepali Calendar, Nepali Unicode and date converter. Blogposts are mainly related to information technology and social media.

Rank among Nepali Websites:276
Overall Rank in Alexa: 703,260

The blog for football enthusiasts of Nepal. Posts are about league matches, football clubs as well as football players of Nepal.

Rank among Nepali Websites:332
Overall Rank in Alexa: 350,989

It is one of the most ubiquitous blogs in the Nepalese blogging scenario. Started by Anil Ghimire, a Computer Software Engineer in 2007, the blog currently has several contributors posting mainly about current happenings as well as socio-political issues of Nepal. Recordings of literary radio programs are one of the most popular postings in the blog.

Rank among Nepali Websites:422
Overall Rank in Alexa: 58,906

Personal blog of Mukesh Chapagain, a PHP Magento Programmer and computer Engineer from Nepal. Posts are mainly about php programming and open source software like Ubuntu.

Rank among Nepali Websites:625
Overall Rank in Alexa: 653,119

Run by Pradeep Kumar Singh, a Nepalese student in United Kingdom, the blog "wants to be developed as a community blogging, a community blog that wants a peaceful and democratic Nepal." Posts are mainly about current happenings about Nepal.

Rank among Nepali Websites:1316
Overall Rank in Alexa: 860,467

Personal blog of Lex Limbu, a non-resident Nepali student blogger based in the United Kingdom. Blog posts are mainly about entertainment industry of Nepal, i.e. movies, music, fashion.

 Rank among Nepali Websites:1364
Overall Rank in Alexa:150,748

The blog of Nirmal Gyanwali, a front-end web developer based in Sydney, Australia. Started as a personal blog, the blog currently has several contributors. Posts are mainly about information technology.

 Rank among Nepali Websites:2409
Overall Rank in Alexa:1,576, 750

Personal blog of Janak Raj Bhatta, Assistant IT Administrator of National Human Rights Commission of Nepal. As mentioned in the site, the author blogs for "sharing thoughts, raising voice for voiceless and some some stories for fun causes."

Did I miss a more popular blog? Please share in the comments below!