Mack Collier has an idea for turning Technorati’s ranking methodology on its head. His take is that Technorati doesn’t adequately measure the value/importance of a blog because it focuses primarily on links. Well, it does need something to measure importance by, and links are a reasonable measurement of success in the blogosphere, but there are plenty of blogs out there that deserve attention and don’t get enough of it.
Mack’s idea is simple.
He’s listed a handful of blogs he feels deserve more attention. He’s asking people to copy and paste that list into their own blog post, adding as many additional blogs as they wish.
Each person that does this gives their own community a chance to copy and paste their list (you’ll see my list below). You do that, write your own blog post, add your own links, and each blog listed is going to get a lot of links back.
Those links will add to each blog’s Technorati ranking and ultimately get those blogs much more attention.
So here we go!
Here’s the list of blogs I want to highlight, including those that Mack originally linked to. His list is the first five.
Shotgun Marketing Blog
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes! Andy Nulman’s Blog About Surprise
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Working at Home on the Internet
If you want to get involved, just copy and paste the blog links above. Put them into a post on your blog. Add as many other blogs as you like (or none at all) and ask your community to keep the meme alive.
Please don’t sneak your own blog into the list. I know you won’t, but I have to say it anyway!
I’m always happy to participate in this kind of project. It’s fast, easy and what you give you’ll get in return. If karma exists it exists in the blogosphere. Reciprocity and generosity are paramount within much of the blogosphere; at least those areas of it that I frequent. If I can give a little back, I’m happy to do so.
I hope Mack Collier tracks the meme as it circulates and let’s us all know how it’s going![tags]mack collier, technorati, blogging, weblog, blogs, online community, viral marketing, marketing, the viral garden[/tags]