Thursday, January 19, 2006

Nobody reads my blog

This is a very funny website with the top ten reasons why nobody reads your blog. True, I will never be a good-looking naked female from Tonga, but in my opinion the list is obsessed with tech consultancy.

Most intriguing to me is the fact that it does uncover a fact of web publishing. Clearly, the Internet has given us the chance to publish our thoughts easily and to reach the world. But is there anybody out there? For most blogs, the answer is no. As with many other things on the Web, blogging follows power law distributions, a few blogs get all the hits, while the large and vast majority of blogs gets few visitors (if any at all). Blogging follows scale-free networking, which can be followed through the cross-linking in blogrolls.

How do blogs compare? Check out The Truth Laid Bear to measure blog popularity. I'm ranked 37,346 (in the "Insignificant Microbe" category). By comparison, Boing Boing is 6th, Legal Theory Blog is ranked 724, Lenz Blog is ranked 8450, and IPKat is ranked 28,103 (surprising, but it seems that the really popular blogs are American).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read your blog.