There are several ways of evaluating a blog’s place in the food chain. The one we’ve always paid the most attention to is Technorati, a search and ranking site that indexes well over 850,000 blogs. If you’re interested in learning more about how Technorati operates, you can review this overview at DollarShower.com.
Anyway, as of this morning, Scholars & Rogues has, for the first time in our history, crashed into the Top 1,000. We’ve been flirting with the 1K mark for a couple of weeks now, and at the moment we’re ranked #969. Needless to say, we’re pretty darned proud of ourselves.
A lot of people deserve credit. For starters, I want to say a huge thank you to our staff of writers, which I think is simply unparalleled anywhere. There may be sites with more traffic, but I haven’t come across any that I think can hit an audience with so much diversity and top-shelf quality on such a routine basis.
As I’ve noted before, we’re also grateful for our readers. We’ve always said we wanted the smartest audience we could find, and I think we’ve succeeded. We’d like to thank the hundreds and hundreds of other bloggers out there, working at sites both large and small, who have seen fit to link our posts for their own audiences. And finally, we’d like to say a big thanks to the news services, independent media sites and blogs that we read and link to ourselves, because it’s hard to synthesize intelligent perspectives if you don’t have anything of value to read yourself.
We hope we can keep doing what we’re doing and maybe someday in the not-too-distant future we’ll be able to enter the Top 500.