What are words worth?
A site that has a Link Popularity Score of 1,000-5,000 is considered average. A site with a Link Popularity Score of 20,000 is considered popular. Sites with a Link Popularity Score above 100,000 (such as the J-Walk blog responsible for today's closing link) are Internet "Icons".
Jakartass has a score of 2,685, so that means that, based on the number of pages that link to this page from the various search engines, Jakartass is pretty average. I am intrigued by the number of French sites. Pourquoi ça?
What may intrigue the readers of the estimable and widely read Diamond Geezer
, specialist in all things London, is that his score is less than mine, at 2,285. .
I'm not interested in one-upmanship and the only reason for mentioning this little fact is that over the last three days DG has been asking himself if he blogs too much. It's crossed my mind too. Whether there's too much Jakartass, that is.I blog too much: Well I do, don't I? Too many words, too much content, too many links, too many photos and, most importantly, using up too much of my time. Yesterday's post may have been rather concise, but that's because I'd looked back at the seven posts I'd written over the previous week and noticed that five of them really were rather on the long side...
I blog too regularly: I blog every day. Without fail. I took last Christmas off, and the Christmas before that, but otherwise I stick something up on my site every single day. Even at weekends. Which is unnatural, isn't it? It's an addiction, I tell you.
But then DG has spent a lot of time analysing both his blogroll, which I don't think I'm on. He discovered similar statistics to the 10 most recent blogs to link to him (which does include Jakartass): Interesting... half with less than 7 posts, approximately a third with more than 7, and one serial blogger.
On average, DG posts 1.7 times a day.
My average is 1.
I also try to post everyday.
We've probably got it about right. We've both got a regular readership. Mine can be determined by a daily glance at my site stats. Taken at random
, the following is a recent list of search engine enquiries which have brought folk here:
1. Yahoo: link:http://www.naturetravelspecialists.com
(an interesting site)
2. AOL Search: kray twins hales
(Derek Hales - Charlton legend)
3. Google: jakartass.blogspot
4. Google: indonesian girl tien from bandung
5. Yahoo: artpad record drawings
6. Google: jakartass
7. Google: 1950s quotes tally ho jolly good
8. Google: poetic view of "feminine odor"
9. Google Images: mickey porn
10. Google: marco kusumawijaya
(of Jakarta Green Map
1, 9 and 10 come from posts I've written.
5, 7 and 8 come under the Eh? category.
4 is probably related to a comment about Ibu Tien Suharto I left yesterday in a local blog.
3 and 6 are self-explanatory. It's nice to be sought after, but why not just bookmark this site?
Five bloggers who have, and given Jakartass permanent links, are:
, who Loves the Smell of Coffee in the Morning, blogs, not very often, from Vietnam.
who writes in bahasa, admires Jakartass and is a university student.
who is a Malaysian traveller currently in China.
4. Soulful Girl
who works in a Jakarta hotel and writes in both languages.
5. Java Richo
, an expat in Singapore who has a blog called Nude News. Interesting writing but read it alone.
It's back to work tomorrow so I'll have less time to devote to navel gazing. Perhaps I can restrict myself with a I hour circle
on the wall above my computer.