Blogelo: I Call Shenanigans
Blogelo is the Hula Hoop of Today.
Yeah, so what....I wasn't even listed until I added myself. Not that I suffer from an overinflated sense of self-importance or anything. Unlike some people I didn't spend all day trying to boost my ranking. Primarily because I didn't, and still dont, understand how.
Now, I get that the whole deal is based on the Elo system for rating comparative players. I first heard of Elo in relation to Go several years ago, and now it's everywhere in relation to chess.
It strikes me as odd to try to forcibly apply Elo to blogging because it's a Game Theory measurement. It involves comparative rankings based on a system of wins and losses. Now, I've had some bad posts in my day, up to and most probably including this one. However, posting is not a zero-sum game. Okay. Sometimes it's a zero-all game. But we're not talking about Daily Kos right now.
Right now we are talking about how I feel like an overgrown toddler easily distracted by sparkly colors on shiny objects. "Look, mommy! There's my blog. It's ranked number 27." I have no idea how this ranking happened...external links? Sitemeter hits? number of people who generally think I'm an jerk? Cause I gotta tell you, if we're going with the Jerk Index I woulda thought Ida been higher up.
Please, Some Geek In Tennessee, please explain to us bottom feeders (okay, just me....) how on earth this works and how in the world we can all gang up and unseat the Vandy Alum Champ.
So he explains it all right here in the blog section. Good to know that I figured out how to read this late in the game. Still not seeing how a zero-sum rating system can be strictly applied to blogging, though. But I know in my heart I'm as good as, say, Slashdot. hahahahahahaha!!!!!