Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Top blogs

So every now and then I get this odd blog search from a site called Blogshares. As best I can figure it's a fantasy stock market for blogs. I have no earthly idea why someone would want to play in a fantasy blog stock market, but there you go. Anyway, people have apparently been buying and selling shares on my blog for a bit. I haven't particularly cared much one way or another.

But today I was bored and followed the link back and noticed there was a ranking of the "Top 100 Blogs in Nunavut." I have absolute no idea how they came up with the criteria to decide which blogs were among the top. At least one of the blogs in the top has absolutely nothing to do with Nunavut as best I can figure. But if any of you are curious, here's the link.

Anyway, congrats to Claire, who apparently has the top Nunavut blog. I'm in second and John is third. For whatever that's worth. If someone can figure out how that ranking works, be sure to let me know.

Actually, while I'm congratulating Claire on stuff, I'll tip my hat to a more serious and impressive accomplishment. He's finished his screenplay. Granted, he can't sell it in the US for the foreseeable future, but hey, at least he's finished it. And never let anyone diminish that accomplishment.

I have to get back at the book this week. I haven't written anything in several days and my goal of getting it finished by the end of this month is pretty much toast. But I have to get it done before we go away next month. It's been three months since I started writing it. I at least want to get the first draft finished so I'm still not writing that in the new year. I'm 124,000 words in. I figure I have another 30,000 or so to go to finish this draft.

I will finish this damn thing of it kills me.

Last Five
1. The Jessica Numbers - The New Pornographers
2. Alternative girlfriend - Barenaked Ladies
3. Helmet head - Great Big Sea
4. Before the deluge - Jackson Brown
5. This is your land (Live) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band*


Jen said...

Interesting list, I don't even think some of those blogs are even related to Nunavut whatsoever. Some of the links are to blogs that haven't been updated in over a year. I am also very curious as to what it's criteria is.

aida said...

I am curious as well. I made it to number 9? and its all talking about the weather (nunavut related)? LOL, but cool otherwise.

Anonymous said...

You're number 1 in my blog ranking! In or outside of Nunavut! Sounds cheesy but it's true.

Big fan in Iqaluit

John Mutford said...

I just noticed this last night as I checked my stats counter as well. And no, I'm not sure how it works either. Oh well.

Good luck with the book!

Clare said...

I noticed this a while back, but at the time I was the only Nunavut one on it. From what I can tell, the ranking (and the blogs "value") comes from inbound and outbound links (as do most of these ranking systems, like the TTLB Ecosystem for example). And as far as how you end up as a Nunavut blog, it looks as though you get "voted" on to various "industries".

I did notice that we're keeping company with many unupdated blogs, and one guy who talks about his fourth sexual harassment complaint being made against him.

And thanks for the congrats on the screenplay, but I noticed somewhere that there are some 100,000 movie scripts written every year, I think the chances of even getting noticed are pretty slim.