NY Times Vs Robert Scoble
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.
Quotes: Congratulations on such an accomplishment.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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
drmike, remeber technorati rank is based in blog links not in readers count/traffic.
Agreed. That’s why I mentioned that it was hard to believe. :)
*lol* :D either way rankings are based on the lowest common denominator “mass popularity” – based on BS *lol*
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.
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.
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”.
“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.
If people buy books because of best-seller status, what does that say about them as readers
They’re Barnes and Nobles shoppers? :)
“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. :)
*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.
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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