A few weeks back there was a big flare-up about A-List of blogging and how A-list has become the gatekeeper to the blogging world. My favorite myth buster, Tristan Louis used logic and data from Technorati, and proved that the A-List is an ever changing thing. “Only one blog, Boing Boing, manage to hold its position steady in the last 9 months,” he writes. Amen to that.
I believe in the end quality will win, and it should. In reality, what matters the most is myA-List, people who I find interesting enough to put on my feedreader. I have added at-least 50 new feeds, and dropped another 50. Why? I seek the elusive high quality stuff. My opinion on this is pretty simple – if you matter to me, then we have a connection, and that’s worth more than a million page views.
I am friends with Andy, Aswath, Alec, Niall and scores of others and I met them all because of their blogs, and what they wrote. They are no A-Listers in a traditional sense, and yet they are my premium bloggers. To those who sweat the rankings, just keep doing what you do – I will find you. Unlike the old world, in this new world, quality is for all to see. Mr. Louis proves that.