I got it, thanks. Of course my view is highly skewed by the circumstances.
BTW. Technorati ratings today:
18876 BasuGasuBakuhatsu (member of 9rules)
25794 Jeff Lawson (member of 9rules)
29508 Sea Slugs
115793 MichaelOno (member of 9rules (!))
141651 Pete Zaitcev - earnest diary blog
I didn’t think you guys would worry about something like 9rules if promotion were the objective.
BTW, for the record, I never liked Technorati and even berated Shamus one time for being obsessed with rankings. But still, in the absense of other metrics these have to do. We could compare Google rank, I suppose, but I don't know how.