So following a few random links to different blogs---what can I say...I'm home painting today...and when the upper arm gets tired of edging the endless edges, I problogicrate (yes I just this instant made up that word...I do it a lot.)---I found Kyle's Cove. His current post is about David Sifry's State of the Blogosphere (which yes, I did read, even, especially the charts, and yes, I found it all endlessly fascinating. I like numbers. What can I say.)
But even cooler than that...he provides a link to Kineda, where Terry Ng introduces his widget to help you find out where you fall on the Blogosphere Authority Group (in other words...how cool and popular you are...you know...to a degree. We're all valuable, right? Just some are more read. I care. I have Sitemeter and GoodBlogs. What can I say.)
Anyway I entered my URL into the little "enter your URL here" spot, clicked Submit and VOILA!
Instant results that...well, would it seem falsely self-effacing to say SHOCKED MY BOOTS OFF and TICKLED ME ELMO, if so too bad...the results shocked my boots off and tickled me elmo.
I'm in line for the throne my friends! If 987.2 bloggers suddenly stop posting and all link to me...I could be one of the popular kids!
As it is, I'm happy to sit one table down from the Soc Table.
That's me! Strictly second to top drawer! Almost the cat's meow! The bee's ankles! Room temperature beans!
The High Authority Group!
Anyway, here's how the land lies according to Sifry:
The Low Authority Group (3-9 blogs linking in the last 6 months)
The average blog age (the number of days that the blog has been in existence) is about 228 days, which shows a real commitment to blogging. However, bloggers of this type average only 12 posts per month, meaning that their posting habits are generally dedicated but infrequent.
The Middle Authority Group (10-99 blogs linking in the last 6 months)
This contrasts somewhat with the second group, which enjoys an average age not much older than the first at 260 days and which posts 50% more frequently than the first. There is a clear correlation between posting volume and Technorati authority ranking.
The High Authority Group (100-499 blogs linking in the last 6 months)
The third group represents a decided shift in blog age while not blogging much more frequently than the last. In keeping with the theme of the maturation of the blogosphere, it seems evident that many of these bloggers were previously in category two and have grown in authority organically over time. In other words, sheer dedication pays off over time.
The Very High Authority Group (500 or more blogs linking in the last 6 months)
In the final group we see what might be considered the blogging elite. This group, which represents more than 4,000 blogs, exhibits a radical shift in post frequency as well as blog age. Bloggers of this type have been at it longer – a year and a half on average – and post nearly twice a day, an increase in posting volume of over 100% from the previous group. Many of the blogs in this category, in fact, are about as old as Technorati and we’ve grown up together. Some of these are full-fledge professional enterprises that post many, many times per day and behave increasingly like our friends in the mainstream media. As has been widely reported, the impact of these bloggers on our cultures and democracies is increasingly dramatic.
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