We're still in March and there is some hint of madness in the blogosphere. Maybe we all feel spring finally at our door. I never win any games that are random, and occasionally have played in some that are less so. Then again, playing in company pools is a relatively low-cost proposition. Some of us tend to feel more confident when it comes to our business skills.
Every time we discover something new, we expand our thinking in new ways -- creativity, innovation, and energy surround this experience. We also stretch ourselves to keep up with more and integrate it in our daily brain diet -- chaos, lack of balance, and apparent erosion of time seem to surround this experience. It's all good. Both are signs that you are growing.
It started at Jaffe Juice and Brand Autopsy. Yet it started so much earlier with all sorts of metrics that make my head spin, especially since my numbers are split between two traffic stats on both Technorati and Alexa. Mack Collier at The Viral Garden just celebrated one year of blogging. So maybe that gives me license to call him senior. Anyhow, he was responsible for starting the whole Z-List meme a few months ago and reports weekly on The Top 25 Marketing Blogs using Alexa rankings.
Then Todd And created a visual that incorporates metrics for the Top 150 Marketing Blogs. I seem to be sliding back as I started at #80. However, you will notice that, like in all good sports competitions, there are seconds or in this case one mere number between many of the blogs listed here. Given the split nature of my metrics, I am not surprised about the lack of progress on this list.
The buzz is around the Most Valuable Blog voting taking place now at Jaffe Juice. Since I cannot access this blog at work due to our firewall, I have no idea when exactly the idea of game time seeding started. Then I saw this post on Marketing Bloggers Bracketology by John Moore and got part of the story behind the current voting. This seems to be the equivalent of the popular vote, so your vote counts.
Due to my technical challenges, I have not been reading Joseph Jaffe's blog, although it's in my RSS feed reader. Now that I have a special incentive to visit, I'm growing interested by the range of topics he writes about and the voice of the marketer. It's amazing how much one can learn just by staying open to new opportunities. And that's where the child within comes. I am really honored to be mentioned among such veteran bloggers like John and Joseph alongside some of my favorites like David Armano's Logic+Emotion.
Now, get out and vote for your favorite blogs. This might be a chance to discover new friends and re-invent the ones you already have.