The Edublog Awards Site is a great place to look for influential people to fold into your PLN. The best of the best are listed so it gives you wealth of resources to choose from and acquaint yourself with. The categories vary, below are a few.
I am pleased to say that thanks to @mrsblanchetnet, and others, I have been nominated for an award in two categories.
Best individual tweeter (sorry for the plug but vote for me @MsBisOnline
Best class blog (sorry for the plug but vote for me Blog, Blog Blog Blog, Blog Some More
Please support my efforts and take the time to cast your vote for me.