What the Heck is Technorati?

18 09 2007



This coming week I will celebrate one year in blogging. Actually, one year of consistant blogging.

I don’t pay to blog, I don’t get paid to blog. I blog for amusement, and my own personal education about the Internet and all the weird, neat, cool things about it. (Although perhaps I might finally go to a ‘real’ blog in the next year, who knows. . . )

Anyways, I’ve spent most of the last year playing with Top Site lists trying to gain hits, and in my opinion, I’ve been pretty successful. I’ve received more than half a million hits in the past year. Not bad for the pretty random ramblings that I spew out ’round here.

This new coming blogging year I’d like to concentrate on figuring out Technorati, Feeds and Google Ratings.

Currently my Technorati Rating stands at 88, I have 4 RSS Feed Readers my Google page rank is at 5.

These numbers are nothing to snuff at, but considering how long my blog has been live and the sheer number of hits I receive (on average about 2500-3000 a day), shouldn’t my Technorati Rating and such be more in line with the volume of hits I receive?

I’m excited for the next year, and I’m looking forward to reading about all the suggestions and tips you all out there have for me!




  1. To have 300 or more Technorati Rating by my next Blogoversary.
  2. To have 50 Technorati ‘Fans’ by my next Blogoversary
  3. To have 30 RSS Readers by my next Blogoversary
  4. To have a 6 or 7 Google Page Rank by my next Blogoversary

Solutions and Solves:

  • Beg and pled to all my loyal readers to favorite me, subcribe to me, and visit every day (Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink!!)
  • Write Better Content!!! (ding ding ding! I need to be more serious on content!)
  • Start a weekly meme. Must be original and different (Think Fracas Monday Melee)
  • Actually choose a niche, and stick to it.


  1. What the heck is Technorati, and why should I care?
  2. How do you gain readers and fans?
  3. How do you KEEP readers and fans?
  4. How do you choose what sites you read and favorite?
  5. What other tips can you offer me?

(I’m going to add to this list)

Things I’ve Learned in my First Year of Blogging :

(even though I don’t do some of the things I’ve learned!!)

  • Have a niche
  • Find other like-minded bloggers and create a mini-community (this is done by commenting on blogs and replying to comments on your own)
  • Staying current in your niche
  • Adapting to changes in your niche
  • Link Love. Link everything and anything you put on your blog. (I’ve learned this one the hard way)
  • Have a relevant and meaningful Blogroll. Only put sites on your blogroll that your really read and support. Delete and change things up as needed.
  • Write only in your native tongue. No ebonics, shizzle speak, 1337 or text, no one knows what the frig you are saying.
  • If you want to blog seriously, or for money, you need a domain almost right from the start.
  • Get your name out there, top lists, memes, forums, social bookmarking.
  • Use Technorati and all its features. You can save all your fave blogs for easy one place clicking – like bookmarking. It keeps all the blogs outside of your blogging software together as well (I have a bunch of friends who use Blogger, and I’m on wordpress – Technorati is where I save those blogs) Technorati also allows you to see who is linking to you, if someone is linking to you find out why (could be a niche topic) and thank them. . . . link love, link love.
  • Use Feeds. Subscribe to all your favorite blogs, and you’ll have all the latest content from your favorite blogs all in one place.
  • If you dig something DIGG it! If you stumbled across it, STUMBLE IT. If you think someone else would DIGG it, post it on DIGG. If you think someone else would Stumble on it, post it on STUMBLE IT.
  • People love Flickr & YouTube
  • Great headlines always bring people in.
  • Naughty words and tags always bring people in.
  • Be savvy enough to pre-empt news. . .if you think its going to be big news tommorrow, blog about it today.

Just a Warning

2 09 2007


Goggle Image Meme

14 08 2007


I got tagged by SkyWindows with this new and pretty original  meme.

The rules of this meme are simple:

1) Go to http://www.Google.com

2) Click on Google images

3) Type in your name and search

4) Repost (w/ a link) the picture of the oddest, craziest, strangest, coolest, oldest, etc. person that shares your name. Post multiples if you find a few you like.  (See Below)

5) Pass it on to at least 5 other people.

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Blog Milestones

26 07 2007

Today joeymoggie had four blog milestones today. . . .


  1. joeymoggie has now had more than 200 000 hits
  2. Today was the best day ever in terms of one day hits
  3. This is the first full month (since June 26) that joeymoggie has had more than 1000 hits every day.
  4. joeymoggie is on theTop 100 WordPress.com blogs (Granted at number 79, but were there!) Top Blogs



UPDATE : July 27th :

 Today joeymoggie received 9039 and  was number 63 on the WordPress.com top 10o blogs!


I’ve discovered several things. . .

  1. Your all stuck with me now, I’m here to stay!
  2. A lot of people like Daniel Craig Naked, So You Think You Can Dance, Harry Potter Spoilers, Mini Wheats Commercial and Emo Kitty Pictures.

Happy Blogging everyone, and thanks for visiting me in my little place in the blogosphere!


picture source

Power of Schmooze

21 07 2007


Joeymoggie has the power of Schmooze!!

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100 000

31 05 2007

joey moggie has reached 100 000 hits. (I missed the clean 100 000 on my stat bar)

Thank you to everyone who has visited, read, commented and been a part of my blogging experience . . . . .

Blogs I’m Currently Enjoying.

31 05 2007

I’d like to share a few blogs I’ve been enjoying, some you may have already stumbled upon (especially if you are on WordPress)  But all the same, please take a click and enjoy. . . .

Passive-Aggressive Notes from Roommates, Neighbors, CoWorkers and Strangers

for the purposes of this project, we’re using a pretty broad (and to some extent, arbitrary) definition of “passive-aggressive” that roughly correlates with how the term is popularly used. (most people don’t go diving for the dsm IV when someone describes his or her roommate as “so passive-aggressive” — or “so antisocial” or “so sadistic” or “so schizo,” for that matter.)

some of the notes here are really more aggressive in tone, and some of them are more passive — polite, even — but they all share a common sense of frustration that’s been channeled into a written note rather than a direct confrontation. while it may be more accurate, “asshole-ish notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers” (or “well-deserved notes from roommates…”) just doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily, you know?


I Can Has Cheezburger?

LOL Cats, tagged for your convenience.

Cute cats with funny web-speak inspired captions.

Post Secret

 PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.