This is kind of surprising and neat.
A little while back, Daniel Florien of the Unreasonable Faith blog came up with a list of his top 30 atheist/ agnostic/ skeptic blogs... and I made the list. I was honored and flattered (thanks, Daniel!), but I didn't mention it here, since "Hey! Some other blogger thinks I'm cool!" was a little too much tooting of my own horn even for me.
But inspired by this, Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist decided to come up with a list of the top 30 atheist blogs... based not on his own subjective preferences, but on an analysis of five different objective metrics measuring a blog's popularity (Alexa Rankings, Google PageRank, Google Reader Subscribers, Technorati Authority, and Technorati InLinks).
And I'm in the Top 10.
#10, to be precise.
Now, I'm not a statistician, and I don't know how accurate this measuring system is. (Hemant's a math teacher, so it's probably not completely wack...) I do suspect that the results may be somewhat skewed by Atheists and Anger, since a lot of these metrics measure how often a blog is linked to... and everyone and their great- aunt Martha seems to have linked to that post.
But I am tickled pink to even be on this list. The idea that I might even conceivably be in the Top Ten? By any sort of objective measurement? It's kind of freaking me out. In a good way.
One of the top ten atheist blogs in the blogosphere. That'll look good on my writer's resume. Neat!