I hate two things (not only two, really, but only two that are relevant at the moment): slideshows that reload the entire page and thus take forever to get through, and "best blog" lists. Harry McCracken’s "Best Blogs of 2011" list, though it’s both, is actually really worth reading. It’s a super-diverse list of some of the best blogs, some hugely popular and some largely unknown, on the Web.
I found a bunch of new reading material through McCracken’s slideshow. Kill Screen is Salon meets video games, and is utterly fascinating. The Basketball Jones is already high on the list of my favorite basketball blogs. Economix and FiveThirtyEight are two of the smartest, yet most digestible, blogs you’ll ever see about business and economics (and math). Smitten Kitchen is some seriously awesome food porn. I hear that Digitizd site is great, too – can’t believe it didn’t make the list.