Am I a top 25 librarian blogger? According to a post at the Online Education Database, I am. Although I will pat myself on the back for some nice numbers, the overall methodology is highly skewed.
First, there are some errors. My Google PageRank was fairly, weak, but not as weak as the 2 (out of 10) attributed to LibraryMan. But when I looked a little further into his PageRank, it should have been a 6, boosting him by a solid 4 points. It makes you wonder about other errors which might have been made.
Of course there are other problems. For example, Steven at Library Stuff says that he can’t even get his blog on Technorati. Meredith at Information Wants to Be Free isn’t listed on DMOZ (a prerequisite). For some reason, the list also seems very heavy with law librarians, and there are some other notables missing, like Tame the Web.
So, it might be more accurate to say that I am among the top 25 library bloggers who has managed to get their blog listed and ranked in all the right places. And that’s probably something to be proud of anyway.