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Top of the Blogs

I was flush with pink pride. Perking the Pansies briefly occupied the top spot on Blogroll Centre, one of the (many, many) blog directories I’ve joined. Sadly, the honour was short-lived, a temporary aberration caused by a transient interest in Now That’s What I Call Old, a post that resulted in 2,700 hits. The next day, Perking the Pansies dropped to 3rd place. A one day, one hit wonder. Doubtless the blog will continue to slide down the charts like an X Factor has-been that never was. To be honest I’m not entirely sure if any of these blog directories is worth the effort or the repetitive strain injury. I joined them on the off-chance they might broaden my audience. I think some are sophisticated enough to help with Google rankings but I wouldn’t know which. All I can say is that I would never consider paying for the dubious privilege of a listing, preferring to spend my dwindling assets on booze, fags and leather thongs.

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17 thoughts on “Top of the Blogs

  1. Awesome… The world of blogs is fickle and fame lasts just for a short while, but as Andy Warhol said, it’s great to be famous for fifteen minutes… I have just joined a blog directory called Bloglovin’ and plan to do more. People do use them, I think… Networked Blogs doesn’t seem to be working for me now, having suddenly developed technical issues with my blog that I don’t quite understand. Anyway, I got my first subscriber from Brazil today, so I am happy! Little things mean a lot, and short-lived fame is just as sweet!

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    1. heard good things about bloglovin’ and have had a curious influx of Brazilian subscribers lately myself – ok – 2 – but still. I have been meaning to ask you about your thoughts – because it is a significant effort to get all the code posted, etc….and I wonder, to what end. I think that your daily commitment to write is probably the best possible thing to do re: audience. It is already what I plan to have as my new year’s resolution for 2012.

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      1. You are absolutely right, Liz. I am so nightmarishly busy both at work and home at the moment that I don’t have a minute to focus – no blogging for a week! It’s bugging me. Yes, posting the code etc was a bother and I agree – daily blogging is the answer. But a full-time plus job (when I am retiring in 3 months and working harder than ever!!) is really hampering me right now…

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  2. I was recently “Blogger of the Day” on Paperblog, which resulted in exactly 0 hits. I’m obviously doing this blogroll thing wrong. 😉 But hey, I’m still trying to figure out how to publish on my own domain. If only we could blog without the computer element of the whole thing…

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  3. Number ONE for a day is better than many ever achieve……and lets face it there have been many one hit wonders who we all remember with fondness! Well done you!

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  4. To be honest this blogging malarky can be hard work – setting up (a whole new language and world to learn), checking your stats, checking your comments, networking, oooooph, and that’s before you’ve started writing a new post. And now there is more stuff for me to learn. Think I’ll turn to the booze and fags (I’ll omit the thong….)

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  5. As an unknown, obscure and possibly deranged blogger, I appear nowhere. But I can see clearly now. It´s the leather thongs! Thank you so much Jack for the tip (and the rest of it) – I will invest in said garment and sashay my way to blogstardom!!!

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