What makes a blog popular? Is it your Technorati rating? The amount of comments you have? Daily hits, visits and links? Who knows, but it seems like people always like making lists. Lists for top things you should know, like and support. But who really is the ‘real’ source on what’s the best or not?
Gus Greeper (one of the most interesting local bloggers I’ve ever met) directed me toward this list of Top Smart Female Bloggers in Canada, 2006.
Aside from Raymi I haven’t heard of one of them. It’s not like I’m looking to be on the list, but either I’m really sheltered for not knowing a single other person on there or the author is limiting their choices to a select market.
As Raymi writes:
“i’m not shocked at being ignored amongst these people’s lists, funny, i am suppose to be canada’s #1 blogger yet i’m not “smart” ? i didn’t know that if you wanted to be smart you had to acknowledge progressive media and politics and write boring dribble daily. lame.”
Exactly. My daily reads are on my sidebar blog roll. They range from Yvonne in California talking about daily life, to Maktaaq blogging about zombies and hamsters. If I feel like directing some link love to some choice reads, I’ll do so, but I won’t go around ranking people. There are as many “top blogger” lists out there as there are awards shows in Hollywood, it gets redundant, tired and old fast.