I got a strange email this morning from something called Blogged.com. I guess it is supposed to be a directory of blogs. Why anybody needs that is beyond me – maybe for the Google impaired?
Anyway, they told me that Madang – Ples Bilong Mi came in 121st out of about 2,100 blogs on the subject of travel. Wow, the top five or six percent! I felt so proud – until I started poking around in the details.
Well, I do travel, but that’s not what Madang – Ples Bilong Mi is about. They also somehow decided that Madang is in North America. This was after ‘careful scrutiny’ of the content, style, blah, blah, blah.
I suspect that this ‘careful scrutiny’ is the same kind that George Bush applies when he is examining the US Constitution.
I decided to play along.
If you look at the end of the items on the right sidebar, you’ll find a funny little thing that looks like this:
If you’re bored out of your skull and have absolutely nothing better to do (like take a nap, maybe), you might click it and rate Madang – Ples Bilong Mi.
After clicking on the doodad, when the page comes up, click the orange “Review this blog” button. Please, be gentle. Life is a little complex for me now.
I, myself, reviewed Madang – Ples Bilong Mi and gave it a ten – and a couple of scathing comments concerning the ‘careful scrutiny’.
We’ll see if the rating changes. (It looks suspiciously like everybody gets an 8.5 in the beginning. There was a plethora of 8.5s in the list.)
On the other hand, maybe a short nap might do more good.
UPDATE: I just read the fine print. It seems that if the reviews submitted by readers differ significantly from the original rating given by the editor (seemingly 8.5 for everybody), then the editor may change the rating.
Go for the nap instead.
Here’s a tiny Jasmine flower (about the size of your little finger nail) as seen through the DinoLite USB microscope: