Hey, it is all about ME, right?

So, if you thik this can measure the impact of your blog on the universe, give a spin of Bloginfluence, where you enter the URL of your blog (that was not 100% obvious on the form), and you need to dig out your Bloglines ID. Let the browser spin a bit, and the slot machines wheels spit out, and the grand resounding impact of CogDogBlog is….


My influence
[14202]

C’mon, you cannot resist, can you? Drop your important work, and feed the ego machine….

A tail wag of credit goes out to Alex Alavais… who has 2000 more influence points!

I happily reside down on the far right of the long tail.

The post "Mindless, Time Wasting, Ego Chasing Vain Pursuit" was originally rescued from the bottom of a stangant pond at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/09/mindless-time-wasting-ego-chasing-vain-pursuit/) on September 28, 2006.

6 Comments

  • D'Arcy Norman darcynorman.net

    I’d guess something’s not quite right. It’s claiming I’m a 35888, and that’s with Bloglines reporting an error. Still… great… yet another thing to obsessively track ;-)

  • Scott Leslie edtechpost.ca/mt

    Is higher better or worse? I don’t get this – and it wasn’t obvious where on the site they explained it

  • D'Arcy Norman darcynorman.net

    The only “documentation” I could see was a description of the algorithm they use. Looks like morer is gooder. But it’s using an arbitrarily weighted formula, so is not really meaningful. They DO provide a link to Firefox + Google Toolbar, so I’m guessing it’s at least partially a link referral adsense racket.

  • Moving at the Speed of Creativity » Blog Archive » Following the conversations speedofcreativity.org/2006/09/29/following-the-conversations

    […] I learned this evening from Alan Levine’s “Mindless, Time Wasting, Ego Chasing Vain Pursuit” post about bloginfluence.net. Yes, using this tool is a bit like “Googling” your own name, but I also think in a more positive than vain sense this is a very powerful tool for following the connected conversations in the blogosphere. […]

  • D'Arcy Norman darcynorman.net

    It seems to vary rather wildly. I’m now at 53771, without any explanation for the 20000 increase. Bizarre…

  • Stephen Downes downes.ca

    My rating: 303798.5

    A bit understated because I could only include on e of my Bloglines feeds. :p