Tracking OTB’s Popularity: A Case Study
While press accounts make it clear that Wonkette is the gold standard for weblogs, there is no real consensus on how to measure blog popularity. There’s Technorati links, the TTLB Ecosystem, and good old traffic. For the capitalists among you, there are BlogAds sales. But perhaps the most time-honored test is “What does John Hawkins like?”
I started OTB at the end of January 2003 and by year’s end was John’s 37th favorite blog. Not bad!
1st Quarter, 2004: Shut out. I’m guessing I was #41.
2nd Quarter, 2004: #18. Excellent recovery!
3rd Quarter, 2004: #28. Ooof! Down ten slots!
As of today, I’m #22. Well, I’m headed back in the right direction, at least.
Obviously, OTB isn’t the blog it was back in May. But I’m tryin’. I’m tryin’ real hard to be a shepherd.