We’re the 59th top UK tech blog!

Wikio has just updated the rankings for UK blogs, and 140Char has appeared in the list for the first time, going straight in at number 59!
Wikio - Top Blogs - Technology
Not only that, but apparently we’re 749 overall:
Wikio - Top Blogs

Wahey!

Particularly as it means I have two sites in the top 100 UK tech blogs, with TheWayoftheWeb at 71.

Not a bad start to 2009.

Cool – I’m a top 40 UK marketing blogger!

Apologies for the trumpet blowing, but I’m sure it won’t last. Generally I seem to schedule any hiatus in blogging to coincide with the monthly rankings on marketing blogs.

But thanks the list helpfully compiled at Spinning Around, I can now claim that for at least one month, I cracked the Top 40 (a figure still magical due to the music charts).

Pic by Le Jhe on Flickr. (CC Licence)

Pic by Le Jhe on Flickr. (CC Licence)

In fact, I’m a #39, as you can witness at the UK’s Top Marketing Webblogs, which is pulled from the AdAge Power 150. Confusingly the Power 150 tracks 932 sites at the time of writing!

Top UK marketing blogs…and we’re in it!

I don’t tend to blow my own trumpet too much, although the large Adage Power 150 widget on the left probably undermines my posturing as a humble wordsmith… But after relaunching on my own domain, losing two years of Google PR and inbound links, and then spending ages going round updating everything, we’re finally moving in the right direction.

The latest list of top marketing blogs is on Spinning Around, filtered to show just UK marketing bloggers. And TheWayoftheWeb is finally moving back up the rankings. Of course it’d move faster if I ever get my page rank back! But a jump of 5 UK places, and 43 global places in a month is a sign I may be doing something worth linking and reading to.

And yet I was going to post about how relaxing I found blogging in the month before I’d reset Google Analytics to track readership on here!

Pick and vote for the top Web 2.0 Rockstars

I need your help!

My colleague David Cushman and I are coming up with a list of Web 2.0 Rockstars to use for a fun list on Ditto.net. Ditto is a fun and easy way to find entertainment and other interesting topics, ranked by user voting. And it’s constantly evolving, with some big changes on the way. (Disclosure: I do some work with Ditto as it’s owned by the company I work for, Bauer Consumer Media)

So we want to celebrate the changes with a fun vote on who is the biggest ‘rockstar’ in Web 2.0, whether it’s because they founded the biggest site, live the most glamorous lifestyle, or have an addiction to Guitar Hero! You can see the list, links and info below, and add your suggestions and comments below, or on the Ditto blog. David and I will be compiling them all, and will let you know as soon as the list is ready for voting…

Forget Google Page Rank, Technorati listing, or Twitter followers…this is all about your opinions….

Rock Stars of Web2.0…in no particular order

And more being added after suggestions here, on Dav’s blog, on Ditto, and on Twitter:

So let’s hear the suggestions, omissions, complaints…

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