OK, I am one to blow my own trumpet
People who say, “I’m not one to blow my own trumpet” always follow it with – well – blowing their own trumpet. So I’m not going to try to pretend.
The nice people at Wikio have been in touch again. A few months ago they gave me the exclusive preview of their gastronomy blog rankings, which rank UK blogs using a logarithm that works out how referenced they are – not just hits, but links to, etc.
Shortly after that they split off wine and beer blogs into a separate ranking. The new chart is published this week… and I’m number one! First time I’ve ever scaled such dizzy heights. I’m sure it can’t last, especially after my recent radio silence. Anyway, thanks so much to everyone who reads me and links to me. It’s made such a huge difference to my books sales as well as my ego so it really has had a tangible effect.
And congratulations to Mark Dredge at Pencil and Spoon for soaring up the charts. Relatively new to beer blogging, Mark posts consistently and thoughtfully and does far more than just tasting notes. And he’s been nice about my books too.
I haven’t come across Pubology before but just had a peek and it looks really interesting – all about history and culture. Other bloggers and friends – Jeff Pickthall, Impy Malting and Boak and Bailey – are also showing strongly.
And I don’t normally go in for ‘beer is better than wine’ mudslinging, but beer definitely seems to be up in Blogworld at the expense of wine. Keep it up!