A Blogger's Big-Fish Fantasy

from the blogging-publicity? dept

People looking for analogies love to say that bloggers are really “exhibitionists” at heart (or is that “textibitionists”?), so they tend to like a bigger crowd checking out what they’re writing each day. So, I’m sure all of bloggerdom is going crazy about the latest NY Times ode to bloggers where they talk about how less well known bloggers try to get attention. Apparently, one way is to get your blog mentioned in a NY Times article. Thanks goodness there’s an article about blogging that finds some non-A-list blogs to talk about, though, they do still quote a few of the usual crowd to get their opinion. I sometimes wonder if major media sources just write these articles to get the deluge of traffic from the various blog links.

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Chris says:

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I am so tires of all this A-list, blogging ecosystem crap. Who cares? Chris Pirillo has even written an e-book on how to get more traffic to your blog. If your Nick Denton or Andrew Sullivan and you are trying to make a living from a blog then it matters. I originally expected that maybe 10 or 12 friends would visit my blog regularly. As it turns out, I’m getting a couple of hundred unique visitors a day. Granted, most of them came via a search on “Chris O’Donnell naked” but hey, its traffic 😉 Actually, I’d be happier with 10 or 20 readers that comment regularly than 200 that I never hear from.

Jeremiah (user link) says:

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I think I agree w/ the What-The-Hell-Makes-an-A-List-Blogger-Anyway camp. I’ve read a number of the blogs that Technorati claims are the most popular, and I’m constantly feeling rather let down. I read blogs for offhand insight or strange personal tomes on all manner of subjects. The majority of the Technorati “A” list seem to do little more than link to a story and rewrite the headline, maybe with a cute quip. And FARK’s got everyone beat on that game.

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