Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Blog of Influence

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 ...

12 comments:

Janet said...

Congrats Sharon! Not surprising at all. I don't check out many blogs but I do visit yours as often as I can for lit. news and information. And I found the Patrick White + postcolonial literature posting very interesting so keep 'em coming!

boo_licious said...

Congrats Sharon! Am so proud of you for making the list. Viva for literature blogs!

Yeah, new blogger is nice but I've yet to start playing much with it since I have been super busy this weekend. Seems like you're also like me when it comes to advertising, I always want to do that to earn extra cash to upgrade my camera but resist since I also think it looks ugly and may hinder accessibility for my readers.

Ruhayat X said...

What the hey? 95% of them are English language blogs. This can only mean one thing: 95% of Malaysians are actually Caucasian.

(That's the kind of logic I recently found in a Government Ministry document).

But seriously though...

YTSL said...

My congratulations to you too, Sharon!

As for reading the number of hits that some (fellow Malaysian) blogs get a day: Oh my, and how discouraging it makes me feel! ;(

Kari said...

Congratulations! I am not in Malaysia but I definitely enjoy reading your blog: funny, informative, creative, etc. etc.! Keep up the great posts!
Kari

animah said...

Wow Sharon, you beat Anwar Ibrahim and Babe in the City (whoever she or he may be).
Alamak. If you are so well read, I should start using a pseudonym.

I was surprised that Malaysia Today was not in the list. Everyone I know reads that.

Lydia Teh said...

Congrats Sharon! Am so jeles now ;)

bibliobibuli said...

thanks thanks and thanks!

kari - am so chuffed to be read in ecuador!!

sympozium said...

Congratulations. You should be No. 1!!

lil ms d said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs

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bibliobibuli said...

sympozium - *blush* ... just 'cos i write about books!

ms d - thanks!

Paul Tan said...

thank you for the mention! :)