Congratulations! You are reading the 23,460th most influential blog in the blogosphere. That is, if you believe in the authority rankings at Technorati.com. This puts us squarely in 98th percentile of all blogs! Except for those blogs which have never registered with Technorati. That turns out to be a lot of blogs. I did a thorough check of blogs I read and none of the two of them were there. Of course they were the blogs of my brother and sister-in-law so maybe they just didn’t know about Technorati. I then looked for The Everywhereist (one of Time Magazine’s best blogs of 2011) and it wasn’t there either. This probably means that TBIAW is in reality no higher than the 23,463rd most influential blog on the blogosphere. I’m hoping that one of the ranking criteria is the number of times you write a variation of “blog” in a blog entry. Blog.
Even if their rankings don’t include everyone, I am setting my sites on their #1 rated blog, The Huffington Post. AOL recently bought them for $315 million. We are doing okay here, but if someone offered $315 million to buy TBIAW we would certainly give it proper consideration. Since it might take a while to get to #1, we will start by trying to move up to 22,208. This only requires our score to go up one point (of course, our score recently fell a point. I think we may have peaked with our Foodista mention). If we can get that point back, we will be tied with such notable blogs as Apitherapy News (bees!) and What I Ate For Lunch And Why (self explanatory). Coincidentally, one of the names we kicked around for TBIAW was “What I Drank To Numb The Pain And Why” but decided to go with something more whimsical. We are also testing the theory that parenthetical asides improve our authority ranking (probably not).
|Of course, this assumes a Normal distribution of blogs|
|Notice the artful use of shadow and light|
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Overall Rating for the Leap Frog Highball
Ease of Preparation: 5
Drinks Until Blackout: 8 – 13% Alcohol
2 oz Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice