Don't believe this ... Amir just left a comment to say I was listed as one of the 50 most influential blogs in Malaysia on Sabahan.com. And there I am at number 36!!!! This time he uses Technorati to tally the list.
It's very exciting, especially as the focus here is on things literary. Especially as I sometimes bore the pants off you by writing about Patrick White and post-colonial literature!
I have nowhere near the number of hits per day of many of those higher on the list (I read in the NST that Paul Tan gets 20,000 hits a day) but it is so good - and humbling - to have been linked by so many people.
By the way, I switched to the new Blogger last night and am so happy with it. Those of you who said there's not much difference, probably have a lot fewer posts to juggle. Tags are going to make it so much easier to find things again. Readers looking for information via Google are going to be able to find all my posts on a particular topic easily rather than just one of two. I've already added a whole lot of tags - playing with my new toy!
Must be very careful to spell names right in my tags though. Upset poor Pang a bit by getting his name wrong ... Very very very sorry.
I ought to put up some advertising and make some dosh ... but I've always held off, thinking it didn't look aesthetically pleasing ...