i decided to tool around a bit in technorati- as i haven't in some time. i recently put some folks back on the link roll- i put everyone in my google reader to read- because some folks recently asked if i would reciprocate links. i don't mind. i just never look at them and i would hazard a guess most folks don't. not unless you are curious about who i read- and then go and see why. i put about 25 or so folks in the ole link roll- and it's in my footer. it isn't a comprehensive list by any stretch- and i will probably get around to adding more but there is no good way to do it and it takes time. so- it's a start.
anyhoo- technorati. when i first started blogging- i was all about what my rating was. i had visions and aspirations of reaching millions :) hey- i was excited. but i go through lulls- as i am sure most of us do especially we who blog about world events- and it didn't matter so much anymore. i had found my niche of special folks and the strength, wisdom and camaraderie was enough- so i took everything technorati off the blog. yes- i am rambling but it's a saturday night and i am sick- so there!
i found it interesting that out of the top 100 blogs- based on the authority rating- not one right wing blog made it to the top 20. drudge was first at 39. malkin was like 52 or something. huffpo was 4. now, what that means? i guess it's based on links to your blog from other folks and i don't know that i get it completely. i do know that technorati can help to drive traffic to your site- if that's your deal- and you know how to harness it's full potential. i like the favorite thing. there are folks i read 'religiously' if you will- every single day they pump out interesting information or make me smile- or just talk about life. it's a way for me to let them know- if it's their thing- that they are a favorite of mine. my list is by no means comprehensive- i took some time to clean up the tags a bit but i will be adding i am sure.
if you have nothing to do- take a peek around technorati. it's interesting and free. and don't forget to favorite your favorites :)