Long story short, I lost a bet with my boss.
Long story: A lot has changed over the last 9 months. No – not that kind of 9 months. I launched a commercial company. I started freelancing again, hard-core. The free-lance turned into a full-time technology job in Raleigh. Trixie started a full-time preschool. We moved to our first house (still living in Chapel Hill). I’m also still actively running and working on Trixie Tracker in what little spare time I have. It has been a busy time.
The people I work with are extremely technology saavy. I’m the designer in a room full of super-smart folks who can all be simultaneously considered engineers, programmers, developers, coders and general technologists. It’s a pretty cool seat to have at the table. My boss in particular is a very smart guy who is extremely interested in all aspects of technology, education, information organization and social systems.
During a recent conversation with my boss, he prodded the non-blogging employees (there’s only 2 of us left) to start bloggin again. He’s been working on a blog himself which is steadily moving up in the technorati ranks.
I got curious about the Trixie Update’s rank so I checked it out. I out-ranked his by about 7,000 points. I proudly decided that I would start bloggin again when he outranked me on Technorati. I like competitions.
However, during the process of setting my technorati profile, I had to create a post to get pinged. That single ping caused technorati to recalibrate my ranking (which had been frozen for the last 5 months or so). Within an hour, my rank dropped about 20,000 points. It’s always good to keep bets with your boss, so I’m back in business.
Question: What the hell is Technorati?
Answer: It’s a service that ranks the popularity of blogs.