A list of top 50 influential bloggers who are the shaker and mover in the blogsphere was compiled by NorthxEast, a nice site that blog about blogging.
Check it out to see who on the list that you know and also getting to know other influential bloggers.
Among the top 50, there are only John Chow (ranked 48th) and Darren Rowse aka Problogger (ranked 23th) whom I am familiar with. The other names are a bit alien to me.
The top 3 bloggers are:
3th - David Sifry - founder and CEO of Technorati
2nd - Kevin Rose - founder of Digg
1st - Nick Denton - founder of GawkerMedia, the most successful blog network, a blog mogul with 8 blogs (including Gizmodo - well-known gadget blog) ranked top 100 in the technorati!
Happy reading and blogging!