Tumeke! rankings for October

In response to a comment on the Tumeke! blogosphere rankings Tim Selwyn admits he counts the number of posts and comments manually.

That’s a huge task so it’s no wonder it takes two or three weeks for him to do it.

The results of his work show one new entrant in the top 20 – New Zeal moves up 7 to 16 which puts Homepaddock back one to 17.

Kiwiblog retained its first placing and was also first for the average number of comments.

Homepaddock was third for the number of posts – a place I don’t expect to maintain because I’ve been writing fewer posts since the election.

The biggest gain in the top 20 was No Minister which went up 6 places to 4th.

Among my other regular reads Roarprawn gained 2 to 11; Dimpost  dropped 1 to 13; Inquiring Mind  was steady on 15; Poneke  went down 1 to 18 but was 5th for the highest average number of comments (and second in that category for blogs done by individuals rather than a number of contributers.) If I was judging the quality of comments, Ponke would rate highly – he manages to attract mainly intelligent and often witty comments with few which confuse personal invective and debate.

Keeping Stock dropped just 1 to 19 in spite of a decline in the number of posts while cruising for a couple of weeks; and the Visibile Hand in Economics also dropped 1 to 20.

 The Hand Mirror was steady on 22, NZ Conservative was up 1 to 23 and also did well with the average number of comments, due in part to their popular Friday night free for all; Big News leapt 16 to 26;  Anti Dismal gained 8 places to 29 and Something Should Go here gained a couple to 34.

In a Strange Land was down 3 to 52; Monkeywith typewriter gained 1 to 56; exexpat dropped 6 to  59;  goNZo Freakpower  gained 9 places to 87, Cicero made a first appearance at 65 and Macdoctor debuted at 71.

I couldn’t find John Ansell on the list, I’m not sure if that’s because I didn’t look properly or his blog is too new to register.

4 Responses to Tumeke! rankings for October

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    I don’t know about others, but I am seeing reduced visit since the election.

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  2. homepaddock says:

    Adam – I am too, 20% or so fewer on a busy day and around 50% fewer visitors on a quiet day. But the number of comments is steady.

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  3. dave says:

    so, I`m 26th. Jumped 16 places. Whoopee. Don’t care in the slightest. Don’t get many comments either. But I know who reads my site and that’s more important than getting all the substardard and pimply kiwibloggers all over my comments page. But I hada look at Tims blogstats and of those who are solo bloggers ( like you, I/S, DPF, and me) I`m not doing too bad….

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  4. homepaddock says:

    Dave – I agree. Part of the fun of blogging is getting response, but it’s not a competition.

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