I’m feeling shy.
I was just checking the stats for my main blog Tricia’s Musings and I saw all these hits coming from one particular blogspot blog. It turns out that it’s a popular blog written by Ann Althouse. The hits were coming from her post titled “Gender difference in the blogosphere… blah blah blah…”. I’m purposely not linking to the site or post because as I said I’m feeling shy.
The post is a rant about Ellen Goodman, a political journalist and her statement that it’s mainly men making up the political blogesphere.
In the comment section one person brought up the fact that there are a couple of highly trafficked and highly watched female bloggers at the top of the Truth Laid Bear’s ecosystem. One of them is me. Well that comment brought a flood of visitors to my site!
I’ve been bouncing around on the list from 7 to 9th place for the majority of this year and when this comment was written I’d fallen to 10th place. I’m currently at 12th place and no longer a “higher being”. :
This is one of the laziest columns I’ve read in a long time. Goodman takes the trouble to cite only one female political blog, the “funny and bracing Feministing,” steadfastly refuses to recognize that two of the most widely-read blogs of all, according to the TTLB Ecosystem, are authored by women: Michelle Malkin (number 2 overall), and Tricia of Tricia’s Musings (#10). Tricia’s apparently apolitical; I’d never heard of her before today. But two of the top three blogs are by women ….
Ok, I knew it was a pretty big thing to be that high on the list at Truth Laid Bear. I mean this is the site that the president of the USA’s people check to find out what’s happening on the net and who’s talking about what. What I didn’t realize was that it’s so special that I’m female and near the top of that list.
Anyway, my main site has a lot of eyeballs on it right now. It has ever since I got so high up in the TTLB, but it has even more in the last day or two and I’m feeling shy as to what I post.
It figures that my site gets a bunch of new people watching it just after I did a run of “drivel” posts that don’t truly reflect what my site is about or my personality.
I know I really shouldn’t let something like this affect the way I write, but ask my husband, I can’t stand people watching me and that’s what this feels like right now. LOL
If I was really smart I’d write up a very controversial post and generate even more action out of all the extra traffic, but as the comment that I quoted says “I’m apolitical” – at least on my blog I am.
And … if I’ve been so high up in the TTLB system for the majority of the year why is my main blog still only a PR5? Most of my company on that list is PR6 and PR7 blogs! I need more links to my main site. 😉