Ego Trips and Useless Security

Technorati tells me that I’m in the top 90,000 blogs that it tracks. That might not seem that impressive, but given that Technorati tracks 55 million blogs, that puts me in the top 0.2% of all bloggers (or top 1 in 625 if that makes any more sense). I might have a stinking cold this morning and have cancelled everything so far that involves me stepping out of the house, but inside my heart it is all warm and glowy.

My ticket to murder the Archbishop (if I so chose)However, I don’t think the head of security at Church House should be feeling the same way. When I turned up yesterday to attend a fringe meeting, they took one look at the dog collar and gave me a green pass. A green pass!!! The one that gets you into everywhere!!! No checking my name against the guestlist for the day, no making sure that I wasn’t somebody dressed up looking like a clergyman!! No, they simply thought “oh he looks kinda priesty” and handed me a free rein to do what ever I wanted. Good job I hadn’t got a pistol in the briefcase that they so brilliantly failed to check as well.

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  • http://www.confessingevangelical.com John H

    Well, my old site is at around 45,000, he said, modestly. It used to be in the top 20,000, but that’s going back a couple of years, the blogosphere has grown so much, *cough*

    The new site is way down at around 500,000. Mind you, that’s a rise of 1,500,000 places in less than a fortnight, so I guess I can’t complain too much. ;-)

    The lesson is: if you change website address, people don’t change their sidebar links. I’m not in any position to complain – in the move to the new site, I noticed a number of links I’d not updated for months.

  • http://www.confessingevangelical.com John H

    Well, my old site is at around 45,000, he said, modestly. It used to be in the top 20,000, but that's going back a couple of years, the blogosphere has grown so much, *cough*

    The new site is way down at around 500,000. Mind you, that's a rise of 1,500,000 places in less than a fortnight, so I guess I can't complain too much. ;-)

    The lesson is: if you change website address, people don't change their sidebar links. I'm not in any position to complain – in the move to the new site, I noticed a number of links I'd not updated for months.

  • Tim

    Or did you, without realising it, perform the Jedi mind trick? Alternatively, they could have been issued with a photo of you and told to treat you as a V.I.P. Or, the Big Guy Upstairs was taking care of you.

  • http://seandoherty.blogs.com Sean Doherty

    Pete you inspired me to do similar stats for myself and I discover I am in the top 0.6%. Given that I only have about 13 blogs linking to me I think that puts it in perspective a little… obviously there are a LOT of very quiet blogs out there that nobody links to!!

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