NY Times Vs Robert Scoble

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  • #45372

    quotes
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    We can all see the power of new media today.

    One of my blogs was written about in the New York Times today and it still did not get more traffic than Robert Scoble.

    :-(

    http://famousrecipes.wordpress.com/

    #45670

    jaroche
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    Don’t worry about what Scoble does… you get a mention in the NY!!!!

    Also Scoble, should have a lot of incoming traffic from google… more than the NY could give you.

    #45671

    Quotes: Congratulations on such an accomplishment.

    #45672

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    Thank you,

    They called Famous Recipes ” … one of the Web’s most popular independent food blogs, …”

    I guess we have quite a reputation to live up to now.

    #45692

    raincoaster
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    I got similar mentions on ABC and CBS, but Robert Scoble runs the 39th most popular blog in the world. It’s hard to beat him, and he’s a nice guy, so why not take what you can from the mention and not worry about how well someone else is doing? He’s been at this for quite a long time; he’s earned his spot. Congratulations on earning your own.

    #45762

    laurak613
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    “Robert Scoble runs the 39th most popular blog in the world.”

    I’m curious – how are such things known? Comparing stats on all the blogs in the world? Is that reliable?

    Also, it amazes me that people are competitive about blogging. Everyone wants readers, but competition seems so beside the point. To me anyway.

    #45763

    drmike
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    http://technorati.com/ has a ranking system. (Hmm, dr who is on the top 10 search list. That’s strange.) They may also be using the rankings from a service like http://alexa.com/

    Technorati says my main blog is ranking about 25kth. I find that hard to believe since I’m only currently averaging about 500 readers a day since I took my little bell ringing break.

    Regards,
    -drmike

    #45764

    timethief
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    IMO you nailed it. Blogging is competitive and all rankings are based on counting systems that reflect presumed “popularity”.

    The most favoured blogs of all in terms of getting high hit rates are those that “entertain”. In second place are those that “inform” and third place goes to blogs that “instruct”.

    As far as “quality” content goes I’m *rotflmao*. If stats were kept on tawdry porno blogs I think the results would be mind blowing.

    Yup, when it comes to the “top” of the shit heap in blogging it’s the same old – same old – sensationalized sex, celebrities, glamour and bad behaviour are the top rankers.

    If your head is not in the numbers and competitiveness is beside the point for you then do not despair – blog on. There are many of us who are blogging for passion rather than “hits” or “bucks”. We don’t give a tinker’s damn about the stats. :D

    #45765

    jaroche
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    drmike, remeber technorati rank is based in blog links not in readers count/traffic.

    #45766

    drmike
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    Agreed. That’s why I mentioned that it was hard to believe. :)

    #45767

    timethief
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    *lol* :D either way rankings are based on the lowest common denominator “mass popularity” – based on BS *lol*

    #45768

    drmike
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    Serious money involved though in rankings. Perfect example of this is the New York Times booklist. I knew folks who would only buy a book if it was on that list.

    Which is really annoying since it’s really based on books pushed out by disrtibutors instead of actually sold.

    #45769

    timethief
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    @drmike
    Thanks for your excellent example of BS.
    popularity = money = bull shit
    celebrity status = money = bull shit
    pornographic photos = money = bull shit
    The Britney twat shots mania is perfect example of BS. It takes a certain kind of mind set to become hooked into reading nothing but celebrity magazines and the term “intelligent” don’t resonate, does it? But the magazine empires that flog such twaddle are rolling in dough.

    #45770

    jaroche
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    That’s one reason why I love wp.com can’t put ads in anyway :P. I’m here to blog not to make “rich”.

    #45771

    laurak613
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    “Technorati says my main blog is ranking about 25kth. I find that hard to believe”

    That’s what I meant about accuracy. I find it hard to believe that these rankings mean anything.

    What blogs you read depend on your interests. I’ve been blogging and reading blogs for years, but I had no idea who Robert Scoble was until I saw this thread and Googled him. And I’ll probably forget his name just as promptly, since I don’t read about techie things.

    The best or most popular bloggers in any given field are probably unknown to most people outside that area of interest. The person comparing her recipe blog to a tech blog – what’s the point?

    Popularity has never been any indication of quality, and often there is an inverse relation. If people buy books because of best-seller status, what does that say about them as readers?

    If people are trying to get rich by blogging, that’s nearly as stupid as trying to get rich by writing books. Any author can tell you the foolishness in that.

    #45772

    drmike
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    If people buy books because of best-seller status, what does that say about them as readers

    They’re Barnes and Nobles shoppers? :)

    #45773

    timethief
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    @laura613
    Girlfriend I’m *roflmao*. You’re gonna love the wordpress peanut gallery. I’m carrying in your chair right now. :D

    @drmike
    Barnes and who? [said the canuck]
    Perhaps they lack the initiative to make their own decisions about what to read.

    #45774

    laurak613
    Member

    “If people buy books because of best-seller status, what does that say about them as readers

    They’re Barnes and Nobles shoppers? :) “

    No fair. I shopped at B&N in the US and now I shop at Chapters in Canada. And I haven’t seen a best-seller list in decades, I swear.

    “I’m carrying in your chair right now”

    Hey, thanks timethief.

    I am a New Canuck myself. My blog is we move to canada. First I escaped the US, now I’m escaping Blogger. :)

    #45775

    timethief
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    *ROTFLMAO* I was just going to ask in a polite way:
    (1) if you were a canuck, and
    (2) if you were a gumbooter from the west coast.
    This is too much. I’m howling … gone to make coffee … (I haven’t had one yet).
    P.S. While we’re on the subject of blogging BS, I too am a Blogger escapee. There are many Blogger escapees here and more arriving every day.

    #45776

    laurak613
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    What means this west coast? I am originally from NYC. Sadly, in order to leave the US, I had to leave NYC, too.

    Thank you for your howling, it makes me feel most welcome. :)

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