My personal blogger hierarchy

“As the blogophere has become more rigidly hierarchical, not by design but as a natural consequence of hyperlinking patterns, filtering algorithms, aggregation engines, and subscription and syndication technologies, not to mention human nature, it has turned into a grand system of patronage operated – with the best of intentions, mind you – by a tiny, self-perpetuating elite.” #

It’s definitely worth a read if you blog. If you don’t, it’s more echo chamber music, as is this post. #

3 thoughts on “My personal blogger hierarchy”

  1. I think you make a great point when you say that the heirarchy doesn’t mean a blog or post is more or less interesting. In some cases I’ve found that to be true and in some cases the perceived influence of a blog has an inverse relationship to how much value I place on the content.

    It seems to me we’re seeing a lot of old-media thinking creep into those in the elite strata while a new wave of innovative thinking is creeping up from those a couple rungs down. Personally I’d rather be respected in my niche than have a high Technorati ranking. Do I want to make a couple bucks? Sure, but only because I put a lot of time and effort into the blog. But that’s an afterthought.

    That’s a long way of saying I agree with you and enjoyed the post.

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