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OK—OK—Chanting “We’re Number 99,045!” etc. is not quite like chanting “We’re Number 1! We’re Number 1!”
Even so, being Number 99,045 is not so bad.
Alexa is an independent company that tracks visitors and demographics relative to most blogs and websites. According to Alexa, my blog (adask.wordpress.com) is currently rated as (approximately) the 99,045th most popular blog in The USA, and the 479,396th most popular blog in the world.
Those numbers aren’t exactly impressive, but they’re encouraging. There are an estimated 175 million blogs in the world. Mine is rated 479,396. That means there are 479,395 blogs more popular than mine—but 174,520,604 that are less popular.
On a global basis, this blog is in the top 3/10ths of one percent of the world’s blogs. It’s surely not Time magazine or Rush Limbaugh . . . but . . . blogging is a very competitive sport, so being in the upper 3/10ths of 1 percent of the whole world is not so shabby either. This blog may not be of Olympic caliber, but it might one day be a contender.
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