I Made the Z-List!
I was looking longingly at The Z-List - a list of lesser-known blogs roaming the blogosphere - and to my surprise, there was You Already Know This Stuff at #73.
It's great to see that many of those blogs on my blogroll also made the list, described by Elana Centor at Funny Business (currently #44) as follows:
They're known as the A-listers -- those elite group of bloggers that seem to garner the lust, love and attention of other bloggers and most importantly, main stream media. The A-listers are invited to speak at conferences and share their wisdom . The A-listers names pop up everywhere. Other bloggers want to link to them in hopes that some of the A lister's blogging dust sticks to them.
When the mainstream media decides to invite a blogger to share their opinions, they go to the A-list.
That's where the Z-list comes in. See in blogging, you get on the A-list by having a ridiculous number of people linking to your site -- its not necessarily about the number of people who visit your site, its about the links.
So the Z list was created to help the non A listers increase their link power. As they say "there is no A list so there can't be a Z list. Just Good Blogs."
Call it blogging envy or revenge of the bloggers but this is a list designed to challenge the status quo.
The Z-list was created on December 12,2006 by Mack Collier at Viral Market decided to create a meme called the Z-list. As he wrote
Tonight the list is nearing 500. As Elana noted, the list is now being hosted on Squidoo where it has become a 'lens" where you can go to the list and vote.
Here's the deal: In an effort to bring more link-love to those blogs that I feel aren't getting their due, I've created a small list of blogs below that I've linked to. The idea is to create a meme built around giving link-love to the blogs that deserve it, and hopefully turn Technorati's system of using a blog's # of links to determine its 'authority', on its ear.
If you decide to vote, a click on the up arrow is a good thing. A click on the down area drops the entry to a lower ranking on the list.
Thanks for your vote - (note: this is as close as I'll ever get to a campaign speech!)