Ratings and the Elephant in the Room
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What is Blogging? Dictionary.com states that a blog is the following:
a Web site containing the writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites.
In the recent months many blogs have taken it upon themselves to make up lists as to measure a blogs ranking or in other words “popularity”, based on their Alexa ratings, and everyone including myself have enjoyed basking in a sense of accomplishment if they appear on the list as one of the Top 10, 20, or even 50 blogs in the region. But what is not understood is that a rating does not measure one’s sense of success. Take me for example, my blog has been around for 8 long beautiful years, I have developed a loyal set of readers but I have never hit the high numbers I see those newbie bloggers “suddenly” hit, I can honestly tell you that there were times I would get 8,000 hits a MONTH! Let alone a day! Granted I wasn’t fully active for a while but that never hindered me or slowed down my love to blog.
About the author
I am a Kuwaiti Apple and gadget girl freak, who gets bored of her blog layouts so much that I change them like I crazy. Currently I work in a newspaper and if you don't see me around I'm being sucked into my job reviewing TV Shows and APPS! This is my space where I vent and release everything, welcome to it.