Wednesday, October 26, 2005

What's your blog worth?

I just found out my blog is in the same league as Jeff Ooi’s, TV Smith's and Eyeris’s. Our blogs are worth $0.00 according to Dane Carlson’s little test. This test is based on Tristan Louis’s research into the value of each link to Weblogs Inc. I'm quite the technophobe and I don't know the ABCs of how this thing works but I'm only interested in the bottomline.

Being the KPC that I am (writers must have a healthy dose of nosey-parkerness), I wasn’t content to check out the value of my own blog. So I keyed in the urls of the blogs that I frequent and those that I know are ultra popular. Here is the result.

kennysia.com is worth $1,016,736.54
minishorts.net is worth $298,077.12
www.chanlilian.net is worth $152,990.34
www.kakteh.blogspot.com is worth $50,808.60
mumsgather.blogspot.com is worth $40,082.34
www.thebookaholic.blogspot.com is worth $39,517.80
clouded-moon.blogspot.com is worth $27,662.46
adiejin.blogspot.com is worth $22,581.60
www.mayakirana.com is worth $6,209.94
trulymarsha.blogspirit.com is worth $2,258.16

www.eyeris.blogspot.com is worth $0.00
jeffooi.com is worth $0.00
www.mycen.com.my/duasen is worth $0.00
www.lydiateh.blogspot.com, is worth $0.00

As you can see here, Kenny Sia is a millionaire whereas Eyeris, Jeff, TV Smith and I are paupers. I’m truly devastated. I know that the readership of my blog is quite miniscule but I tell myself it’s okay : at least there are some faithful readers. Elmo will be happy to know that this “borriiing” blog as he described it has a zero value.

Maybe it’s time to take some blogging lessons from Kenny Sia if he offers it FOC. After all he’s a millionaire, can afford to give hand-outs to paupers like poor me. Now excuse me while I go lock myself in the bathroom and wallow in self pity.

17 comments:

Lydia Teh said...

Aiya, I'm so hu li hu du. I didn't even realized I'd closed the comment box until Kak Teh email me and ask why I closed the comment box. And I was wondering why my regular commenters never even make a peep about this thought-provoking entry. My devastation must have affected me more than I thought. Now the comment box is open, comment away!

KK said...

Shit! why bother?
Pu yew chin, I give u 80 marks.

If they count upon the numbers of ping, use dos ping program to ping them day and night.

If it's on no. of links, just edit ur template to accormodate thousands of links, email them all with exotic message (porn? con freegift?) & see how they strike back to your blog.

I've gained 120 genuine readers in a short time. If I want to manupulate it, quite simple.

After all, we are bloging for fun, interest and self improvement. Dignity is there!

eyeris said...

i so sad. no money. always broke. bangkrupt. apa pun tarak. Come we all shave our hair and raise money. hahaha

Kak Teh said...

aiyah lydia! ddnt know am that rich! now can belanja for raya!

Nadia said...

hehehehe lydia...you just started what...anyway....the research doesn't determine the intangible worth of your blog and writing. You KNOW you're worth more...:D

Lydia Teh said...

p3p4, ping or pong, doesn't matterlah. No blue content or fowl language here, please, this is a family-safe site. I've got very young friends checking out my blog :)
eyeris, Shave hair like Peter Tan? Cannot lah. I think you'll look good botak but not for me, my kids will run away from me. Wait, maybe that's an idea.
KT, Now you know. Expecting lots of raya goodies.
Nadia, Of course my dear. Thanks.

KK said...

Opp! I keyed carelessly, my appology! Wa pu tooi, tomodatchi.

Grace said...

Haiya.... my blog has zero worth too!

Anonymous said...

hi lydia
haha. i got to know that i am worth $6,ooo plus from your blog post. ;-) but probably half of those linked back to me are spammers from some Russian casino or something. One never knows. But cute idea nevertheless! +maya+

Lydia Teh said...

p3p4, appreciate that. Sieh-sieh.
Grace, welcome to the club!
Maya, wah $6,000! Not bad at all.

bergen said...

You worth a million since your blog to me is like one of the writing classes that I have to attend daily. And I don't need to pay any fees and THAT worth million.

bibliobibuli said...

i was so surprised when i tried it out! I think it must be based on links rather than traffic but i'd love to know how it is worked out ... all i can think is that my blog is linked to a couple of metablogs - complete review and kinja which boost my visitor numbers and bring in folks from overseas ...

Lydia Teh said...

Bergen, thank you, that's very nice of you. I got to be very careful of what I write, don't want to lead anyone astray :) I'm still learning too but if someone can learn from me, that's great.

Sharon, it is based on links. Good for you! I had a lot of fun with it.

chenkok said...

oh gosh, if ur blog don't worth a penny, then i may have to pay to blog... >_<

Lydia Teh said...

chenkok, no needlah ;) negative figures in this instance still means ZERO.

AdieJin said...

wahhhh..i got 22k ah ? Jom Jom , nasi lemak for everyone...on me..

Lydia Teh said...

Ok Adiejin, with chicken drumstick please.