Thursday, May 12, 2005

Somethin' Ain't Right

PrimateI got some shocking news today. Good news, but shocking. And there is obviously a problem with the TTLB Ecosystem. But I'm going to enjoy this while it lasts. I'm hoping that the problem is only at the top. But, for now anyway, this little blog has cracked the Top 100!

That's right. For the time being at least, we're now listed as a Playful Primate. That covers positions 31-100. We're checking in at #99.


Now, I know that once the problems with the Ecosystem ratings are worked out, we might drop. And, even if the problems don't affect this little blog, I'm expecting us to drop anyway. Folks are all the time moving into and checking out of the Top 100. So, today was our day.

Well, if nothing else, we've made the front page of the Ecosystem. I'd have never figured that.

Now, in fairness, this is the ranking based upon front page links from other Ecosystem blogs. That means that a whole bunch of blogs have links to this little blog. Some are BlogRoll listings. Some are links to posts we've done.

And there are enough of them to make us a Top 100 blog.

Not only that, but we're #7 in the Alliance of Free Blogs/Ecosystem. The Alliance blogs are shown in Ecosystem order on Bear's Alliance BlogRoll.

Since we've been near the Top 100 for a while now, this #99 ranking may be for real. And for that, I need to thank some folks. And it's not the regular readers. Now, don't be upset with me. It's not the readers, but the other bloggers that make this happen. Like the Oscars are actors voting on actors, the Ecosystem link rankings are other blogs finding this little blog to be worthwhile.

Thank you. Thank you all.

853Looking at the Ecosystem traffic rankings, this blog doesn't rate quite as high. But #853 is nothing to sneeze at. That still means that 365 people come here every day. Or that's the average, anyway.

And, yesterday we crossed the 50,000 threshold. And I thank you.

We have a very respectible showing in the traffic ranking. And I thank you. I thank you all.

You guys are great.

We need to have a party. It might be BYOB, but we'll have one anyway.

Maybe at the Dixie Blogfest in Atlanta on July 8-10.


  1. Congratulations!

    Basil's Blog Makes Playful PrimateBush Blamed.

  2. Congrats Basil! You definately earned this,buddy!

  3. Congratulations!

    basil the baboon!

  4. enjoy it while it lasts?

    just enjoy it. you have certainly deserved it. you also have worked hard for the distinction, between blogging, working, and sleeping, i'm surprised that you have time to go to Catfish games!

    i don't forsee you de-volving any time soon.

    my blogdad now has an opposable cool!

  5. oh that party Bring your Own Blog?

  6. In Case You Haven't Heard Yet...

    my very own blogdaddy has just grown a thumb! two, actually. opposable, even!

  7. Congratulations basil! I expect when Bear gets the kinks worked out quite a few of us will suffer a little bit of a drop but I think you'll have no problem evolving back to the top.

  8. Congratulations on your success. You have earned it. You have a great blog. It'a one of the most imaginative I have ever seen. Continued success!

  9. Ferdinand:
    That's great. Thanks!


    Ooo oooh argh arrrh ooh! (That's baboon for 'Thanks')

    Thanks very much. And yes, bring your blogs, bring your bottles, bring your Bibles, bring your brain, bring your booty ... just come and bring something.

    Thank you!

    I appreciate that. Thanks!

  10. BYOB? What kind of weak party is that? ;)

  11. Great news, everyone! Ogre has offered to furnish your drinks!

  12. WOO-HOO! Ogre's hosting the bar!

  13. I started to think maybe they had replaced Quantity with Quality, but then I realized Kos & O-Dub were still on the list. As most folks are well aware cream rises to the top, so you'll keep climbing.

    It's also nice to see that Ogre's gonna pick up the bar tab in Atlanta.

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  15. I figured you'd be WAY up there in the ecosystem. I'll do everything I can to keep you up there in the popularity arena, don't know that my help will be much of anything but I'll try anyway. LOVE your blog. Thanks.

  16. The Mean Sister (who is 5'6")May 13, 2005 at 9:28 AM

    No surprise to me, bro. Congratulations!!

  17. Good Going, Basil. You have really worked hard for it.

  18. Thank you all! I really appreciate your comments and your support.

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  20. Congrats! We all aspire to such greatness! =)

    And thanks for the links in the past few days. I got a Basilanche! ;-)

  21. A "Basilanche"?? I bet you had to call in extra help to handle all the traffic!

    Thanks. I appreciate it.


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