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Australia: Top Web 2.0 Bloggers Twitters


I’m beginning to get nervous around Top Lists.
First Question: What if I’m not on it?
Well, internationally, I’ve made it onto the Power150 Media and Marketing blog list at AdAge (Advertising Age).
#123 Laurel Papworth Social Network Marketing. Globally!
… which is quite stressful because every time Technorati stuffs up, I drop 100 points. Talking of Technorati
#27,646 blogger (any subject) in the world. Not bad for this blog!
… they lost my blog. Recovered it, now lost my fans. So I’ve dropped Authority to 170, yet am in the top 30k of bloggers in the world. Considering there are a hundred million blogs (kid you not), that’s not bad.

On top of Technorati breaking and effecting both my Technorati ranking AND my AdAge ranking, Google broke about 5 days ago and started showing that I had between 2 and 8 visitors per day to this blog. It’s slowly improving – though the 130 for yesterday is 1/5 of normal and 1/10th of subscribers overall.

See what I mean? A nightmare. Life was easier when noone read my blog: I sang while working, trilling little happy ditties and danced to lectures, samba’ing into workshops. I stopped doing that stuff when I started worrying about rankings and SEO and keywords and whatnots.

Now Nick Holmes aCourt has a list for me to worry about – of infuential Australian Twitterers:

Australia’s Top 100 Influential Twitterers

RankNameFollowingFollowersUpdatesTwitterRank
1problogger338512271620012671
2ed_dale6411033377411077
3duncanriley1650331990033574
4jjprojects19792241263672702
5mpesce13521868101792104
6silkcharm1643186964142097
7cameronreilly1516174189471982
8trib8221745118451945
9mspecht8931545180141814
10fulltimecasual874162472951784

Click for the full list

Second Question: How many hours did I fritter to get on even one of these top lists?
Let’s not even go there.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

9 thoughts on “Australia: Top Web 2.0 Bloggers Twitters

  1. The list is all about quantity. What about quality? I actively follow @SilkCharm, @Lilylauren, @trib, @johnlacey @kerryank not because of influence but because I enjoy the updates – they prompt ideas and responses (LOL). Love to hear your suggestions.

  2. So, so true.

    I too have become anxious about these lists that keep popping up, ever since I discovered my blog in the top 100 Aussie blogs over at blogpond.com.au. Since then I broke the top ten in Julian Cole’s top 100 Aussie Marketing blogs, two spots behind your good self. Now the terror hits. What if I drop like a stone in the next chart like a huge one hit wonder? How embarrassment? I mean, who wants to be the blogging equivalent of Joe Dolce’s ‘Shaddap You Face’?

    So now I stress out every time my Technorati score wobbles. Ever time a blog link doesn’t get reflected in my score I curse the heavens at the unfairness of it all. We all know the inaccuracy of Technorati and Alexa rankings and how subjective a lot of this stuff is. But maintaining these rankings can seem like nailing jelly to a wall.

    I know I have a dip in technorati rank due next month from a boost in inbound links I had back in May falling off the six month cycle. I have a few weeks to somehow coax a pile of new lnks to stay where I am. Was blogging meant to be this stressful?

  3. I liked the “invisible audience” a lot more when they stayed invisible.
    Oh the heady days when a comment might appear, after weeks of no-comments. Tho come to think of it, I remember stressing about the lack of comments back then.

    Now it’s numbers. I feel like a marketing director whos job is solely to measure reach and impact of banner ads.

    Will be reduced soon to a quivering mess, going around to blogs begging for links and scraps. I hope I didn’t step on too many ppl on the way up, as I head down…

    All humour aside – search ‘blogger suicide’. That will show you stressed out bloggers! Yechh.

  4. Oh the pressure.

    As a new blogger, I’ve deliberately decided to not look at the numbers for a bit.

    I’m was on a high after my first comment. I couldn’t believe it, actually I got two comments..on the one post! I was so excited I responded with hastily typed illthought out reply.

    Then comes the regret. Then the despair that follows with several comment free posts.

    I’ve recovered now but I’m going to stay ignorant for a while and try keep my blood pressure low.

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