Ang aking blog ay inarkila sandali pabalik sa Z-List. Ito ay isang kamangha-manghang listahan ng mga maliit na kilalang mga blogger na nagtrabaho ng napakahirap sa kanilang bapor at nagkaroon ng isang lumalaking antas ng impluwensya sa blogosphere at sa web. Ang listahan ay muling nai-publish sa daan-daang mga blog, na nakakaimpluwensya sa aming ranggo sa Technorati at sa aming pagkakalagay sa Search Engine. Sa rurok nito, ang pag-blog sa A-lister Seth Godin kahit na ginugol ng ilang oras sa pakikipag-usap tungkol dito.
A new experiment started with a collage of 2000 bloggers… the faces of blogs from all over the world. I made that one, too! Both times I was on the list and didn’t request it. On the 2000 blogger experiment, I did volunteer, but it was actually after I was already put on it with no knowledge. I stopped short of posting the 2,000 on my site though… that’s a huge volume of images to display!
Ngayon ang ibang mga blogger ay sumisigaw nang masama rito. Sumisigaw pa ang mga site na i-boycott ang Technorati.
55,000,000 blogs in the world and somehow these 2000 blogs are ‘rocking the universe’. Give me a break. This is absolutely no different from sharing your blogroll, trading links with someone, giving away merchandise for mentioning your blog, linkbaiting, “Make me a Technorati Favorite” button, ‘optimizing’ for search engines, Digging, …. or even BUYING your Technorati rank by advertising on other sites. John Chow, halimbawa, patuloy na gumagamit ng anuman at lahat ng mga pamamaraan upang bigyan ng lakas ang kanyang ranggo.
Nagmamalasakit ba ako? Talagang hindi!
This is reality folks… nothing else. It pays to advertise, period. That said, advertising may gain you rank, influence, authority, and search engine placement… but it won’t keep them. In order maintain your rank, influence, authority, and search engine placement, you need to work on your content. Otherwise your site will become a revolving door of visitors and your ranking will go down the tubes.
In time, inflated ranks will deflate. In time, good blogs will rise to the top. There will always be folks flying up past you that don’t deserve it and people you’ll be flying past that really do. John Chow steps up the ladder rung and then provides his readers with quality content so that he stays there.
Naaalala ko ilang sandali noong Scoble nabanggit kung paano sinisira ng mga site ng Social Bookmarking ang kanyang trapiko sa blog. Umupo ba siya sa paligid at humingi ng isang boycott ng Digg? Hindi! Naglunsad siya ng isang bagong hakbangin na nakakakuha ng momentum at inilalantad ang kanyang sarili sa isang bagong bagong madla.
This isn’t Kindergarten, quit crying and get back in the game. Man up!
Here’s a list of blog posts about the list… I’m putting them in a nice list so that you can put them in your post if you decide to comment on the 2,000 bloggers list. Perhaps we can start the 2,000 na nagsasalita tungkol sa 2,000 List.
Ironically, these bloggers talking about the 2,000 bloggers experiment is now lifting their ranking in Technorati. Perhaps if we penalize everyone that’s on the list, we should also penalize everyone that blogs about the list, eh?!
Who are you to tell me I don’t deserve the ranking I have? I truly believe that the content and information that I bring my readers is of the utmost quality and deserves much more than many of the Top 100 Technorati blogs out there. It’s not for Technorati to decide. It’s not for you to decide. It’s for the folks who continue to come back and read my blog to decide. Those are the folks that I serve.