It’s a while ago now since this blog notched up its 250,000th visitor but I was too busy to notice it at the time and the moment for that little blog milestone passed by.
But today I discovered something else I’m rather pleased about:
There are dozens of those blog-ranking sites around now, and most of them are popularity-based which means that a niche blog like mine is rarely going to get a mention. At BlogRank, for example, the top blog is Paul Coelho’s blog. (The only surprising thing about that is that Dan Brown’s blog isn’t at the top LOL but maybe he doesn’t have a blog).
However, BlogRank also gathers stats about blogs that have the Most Unique Monthly Visitors, and guess what, ANZ LitLovers comes in at no 47! Not only that, it’s no 25 in the ranking for Top Books blogs by the number of pages indexed by Google (all that work tagging and categorising pays off!) and it’s no 49 in the Top Books blogs by Compete rank.
I am really pleased to see that some of my favourite blogs also get a mention too – Kim’s Reading Matters, (love that stylish new look, Kim!) and Iris on Books (who hosts Dutch Reading Month and has the most beautiful header online). I’m a regular visitor to both these blogs and they’re terrific.
But so is every one of the blogs listed in my blogroll, even if BlogRank doesn’t know it yet. I visit them regularly too, as you’ll know if you read comments too. (Isn’t it amazing how comments on book blogs are nice to read, compared with the foul dross on so many online sites?! It must be because booklovers are nice people, eh?) If you’re a booklover, there is no smarter way to find out what’s good to read than to browse these blogs regularly, or better still, to subscribe to them so that every time they post a review, you know about it.
Must go, it’s National Bookshop Day and I’m off to visit my current favourite, Benn’s Bookshop in Bentleigh!