This week Time magazine's got a page about blogging in the back of the book. The article says that there are more than 17 million blogs and that blue girl is ranked by Technorati at 16,897,988.
What is up with my low ranking? It must be that I am breaking all Six Tips from the Pros:
1) Pick a specific topic and stick to it.
2) Keep your design simple and your posts concise.
I think I'm ok here. The design of this page is pretty sterile actually, but I can tend to go on and on sometimes. I'll start trying harder in that regard. I promise I will. I've noticed that I tend to use a lot of unneeded words in my posts. Little extra descriptors because I tend to write like I talk and I know that can be annoying because sometimes it takes me awhile to get to my main point. I'll try harder. I wouldn't want anyone to click away because I'm droning on and on for no reason whatsoever. Yes, I will try to do better. I will try to write short, sweet, crisp, meaningful posts from now on. I will eliminate all unneeded words and phrases. I'll try. I promise.
3) Let links and photos speak for themselves.
I don't really get this one, but let's try it:
and this via Poverybarn:
I would say this photo speaks for itself, don't you? Actually it's screaming the truth as far as the eye can see.
4) Use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Oh! shuv, it -- !
5) Post often -- frequent updates keep people coming back for more.
This is absolutely true. I know it is. For God's sake! I do my best.
6) Check facts.
See answer to #4 above.
Oh well. Even with my low ranking I still can say not only am I one in a million, but also one in 17,000,000!
See you just always got to look on the bright side of things.