Ecosystem or Egosystem?

For months now I have been a Marauding Marsupial in the TTLB Blogosphere Ecosystem. Suddenly this evening I have gone from a Flabby Bird to an Insignificant Microbe in a matter of minutes. All the while my blog traffic has remained the same. I sometimes wonder if I ought to forget about displaying my ecosystem ranking just to keep my ego from feeling deflated.

It feels like high school all over again! Life sometimes seems to be about a popularity contest. I was never popular, but everyone knew who I was since I was the only student in a wheelchair! LOL if you got it, flaunt it!


  1. pb
    Nov 28, 2005

    Go to Sissy Willis’s site, specifically this post:
    for a possible explanation of what is happening in the blogosphere.

  2. Garrett O'Hara
    Nov 28, 2005

    Happened to me, too. I went from Large Mammal to Slithering Reptile.

  3. Sissy Willis
    Nov 28, 2005
  4. pb
    Nov 29, 2005

    Sorry, Sissy. How embarrassing. But I’ve been concentrating on your pretty felines. The new, strange phenomenon doesn’t much affect me, lowly entity that I am.

  5. Teem
    Nov 29, 2005

    It happens to me too. I find myself worrying needlessly about how many readers I have rather than simply focussing on what God would perhaps have me do with this medium.

  6. March Hare
    Dec 10, 2005

    Hey, Karen, I “devolved,” too! About the same amount, from Reptile to Microorganism–which is probably where I truly am in the grand Ecosphere of the Web.

    BTW, I LOVE what you’ve done with the place! 🙂