Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ehhhh, I'm Just Not Feeling It

If you're a regular blogger then you probably know about the Technorati Faves link-train-thingie-muh-jigger going around and that tons of people are joining it. If you think this is a post about joining the fun then you might as well leave now. There are no train tickets here I'm afraid and in fact, I'm quickly becoming very anti-Tech Fave train.

There are several ways that this "train" works. People leave comments or post about it, list blogs/add them to their Technorati faves, and then the blog owner recipricates. Another twist is that you comment on a "train" blog, fave everyone else who has commented, and then they in turn favorite you. Obviously the important thing about this link train is getting into Technorati's top 100 favorites list (or some crap I don't remember because there was nothing shiny to hold my attention for very long).

Ooookayyyyy. I made it through about two blogs doing this before my "Oh hell naw!" alarm went off. Maybe it's just me being silly (or making sense) but what is the point of having hundreds of people you not only don't know but also will never ever read marked as a favorite? I myself would rather read (and let people who look me up on Technorati read) blogs I've favorited that are actually worth a damn instead of some long list containing about 70% crap and only a few really good blogs.

I'm not against anyone who has done this and I'm not even really bitching about it either. I'm just expressing my own little thoughts from my fat blonde head is all. Whilst in the midst of my thinking though I've just decided that I'm going to sit this ride out.

Sure it's great seeing that tons of people link to you or have you as a favorite but doesn't it lose something when you know that 90% of them just did it to build up their stats? Ego boosts are great but I'd rather get one because someone really wants to read my ramblings. Right now there are people that have this blog faved that I would bet have no clue what I write about or even whether I'm a man or a woman (before you smart off I am most definately a sheila thank you very much!).

So if you are someone who reads here regularly or even someone new then feel free to leave a link in the comments to be put on my Tech Fave list. Why? Well, if you're a regular here then chances are I love reading your blog already and I will be happy to add you. If you're new it's okay, I'm always interested in discovering new blogs. If you are someone who leaves a link to a blog that just plain sucks because you want to go up the popular kids' ladder, I'll probably just come to your blog and cyberflip you off for being a dumbass!

In return I ask nothing. You don't have to add me as a favorite or anything else. See, no train here. I'm the one waving, pointing, and laughing as the train passes right on by.


Anonymous said...

All this technical stuff gives me a rash.

Does it really matter what rank you are? It did to me in the beginning then I realized I'll never be in the top group...so what-eva?

I love coming here. That's all.

Anonymous said...

I'm stealing the icon. I hate technorati. I hate the idiots that keep asking me if I'd link to their ridiculous mLm homeschooling schemes too.

Anonymous said...

*LOL* I love it! And I couldn't agree more. This Technorati favorite thing is becoming "the thing to do" and I'm just not a follower lol

Oh - I passworded my posts, I thought the same thing last night after I went to bed.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your take on the whole train thing. It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me — but then, I have a teeny little blog that doesn't get a lot of traffic. Maybe it would make more sense if I were trying to make money off my site. Regardless, I'm the one putting pennies on the rails and watching the train go by.

Summer said...

Its just because you know everyone already has you as a fave. ;)

Jo said...

Janet- I busted my ass last month trying to get my page rank and all that crap up so I could get better review "jobs" but in the end my rank went DOWN. Screw that! I also haven't done as many sponsored posts as I was because it's just not my thing. So I figure I will do a few here and there but most importantly I will enjoy the folks like you who visit me, read, and interact. That's way more important and fun. :) If it's any help, I think you are one of the cool kids. :D

Doc- you're welcome to it lady. I enjoy looking at technorati but the little trains and crap are just getting unreal and sucking any little joy there might have been out of it.

Lizz- I've also noticed with the technorati stuff going on that it's the techie blogs that are moving up. I'm good with that IF the blog is actually worthwhile but some of them just SUCK!! I'm glad you passworded your posts. Knowing how it is, I know the need to vent but also know not to give the jerkoffs more power. Good job!

Country Mouse- thanks for stopping by, I enjoyed getting to read your blog too. You're not putting NEW pennies on the tracks now are you? LOL

Summer- LMAO, actually I have no clue who half the people who have me faved are! lol. I'm stalking you on there though so be warned... haha

jafabrit said...

I know what you mean exactly. I hear people bragging about huge stats and mine are very very very modest. Either my blog with slowly gain a solid reputation or it won't, so be it. Meanwhile I ain't busting my backside over anything other the quality and content of my blog and the artwork that is my daily passion.

Love your widget :)

Unknown said...

I'm with you on the Technorati faves thing. It kind of negates the point, doesn't it? Faves won't be anybody's real fave. Does that make sense? Maybe not. It's late, and I need my coffee. ;)

Homemom3 said...

Well, I did buy a ticket but mine wasn't nearly as many as the others did. I know I fav. over 500 but only 180 returned. Either way, I just wanted to read some interesting blogs and have found a group that I really like.

momof3feistykids said...

I don't know anything about this. I am always behind the curve on technology. It does sound ridiculous though. Why link to someone unless it's someone you know (at least in the online sense) and whose blog you actually read?

Jo said...

HM3- I already told you that I didn't mean actual bloggers like you but the blogging to just get higher up blogs but I wanted to say it here too. :)

Steph- trust me, you're not missing anything. ;)

Anonymous said...

Haha! "Aw hell naw"... loved that.

I'm no genius, that that don't make a whole lotter sense, does it?

I agree, it's a pretty messed up idea.

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I love a good bandwagon, but this one just sent off the alarms -- pointless, and besides, Technorati gets really upset when people try to tip the scales unjustly. I am afraid many of the blogs participating will be booted out of Tech. in the end...

Unknown said...

I knew I loved you for a reason! Keep speaking your mind. :)

I didn't hop on the train either.