Intrepid Wine Enthusiast editor and fellow blogger Steve Heimoff pointed out to me this week that 1WineDude has somehow found its way into the top slot in PostRank’s wine blog rankings.
Steve and uber-wine-industry blogger Tom Wark have both recently penned blog posts about the various rankings of wine bloggers in one form or another – both takes are well worth a read.
What does the PostRank ranking mean? Aside from the obvious – i.e., temporary bragging rights over #2 Wine Library TV – I’m not sure what it means. I attempted to find out by checking out how PostRank comes to its ranking decisions, but I couldn’t figure it out in 15 seconds, so I gave up.
I’m grateful, I’m happy, and I don’t plan on changing anything because all of this ranking business doesn’t tell you whether or not you’d like reading 1WineDude.
For those bloggers finding themselves at the top of any of the various ranking algorithms these days, I’d offer the following bit of time-honored wisdom:
According to General George Patton, "For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning…”
I like to think that warning went something like this:
“The higher the monkey climbs, the more you can see of his butt.”
19 thoughts on “We’re #1! Sort Of! We Think…”
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Update: I'm back to #2. **Already***.
Damn, that was quick!
Second? What would the sensei of the Cobra Kai dojo think? Remember when he destroyed Johnny's second place trophy? "Strike First, Strike Hard, Show No Mercy"….just kidding! Congrats! It sure beats being mired in relative cyberspace obscurity.
What is that the Taoists say about not letting the "breezes" (positive or negative) sway you?
You deserve the top spot in my book! Keep up the witty posts about wine it is a refreshing break from all that stuffy old media crap!
So glad you are not going to let this inflate your heard like some cheap mylar balloon at a 5 year old's birthday party.
Opps make that head not heard
All the hard work an hours eventually pay off. Good job. You deserve all the praise. You will take over first again over time and it will be time to celebrate once again.
PS – Steelers really are missing Troy of Troy!
Thanks for that. I'm not too worried about being #2 behind Gary V. in terms of hustle :-). Cheers!
"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!" — Ozymandias
Maybe it should have been "look on my monkey's butt and despair!"?
Honestly, as long as you're able to keep doing what you love to do, awards, rank, and the rest will come on their own, and at best, come second to what brought them to you.
Amen to that!
I am not even on the list. Foolish. What bullshit.
Grab the brass ring, Joe. Feel the weight in your hand? In the final analysis Steve Heimoff and his fans can go f*ck themselves. Join his poisonous circle. The rest of us will carry the weight. Are you listening, Joe? You are an inch away from drowning in a luxurious, piss-filled pool.
Bit extreme, don't you think?
No, I don't. You tell me what sense a wine blog list makes without mine on it. You are becoming increasingly isolated. Simple as that.
Ken, I'm guilty of being a lot of things, but isolated ain't one of them.
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