Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Five Weeks at No. 1

For those who follow this blog at, you know the Web site publishes a weekly Influence Ranking, awarding the coveted No. 1 spot to the "most influential political blog" in a particular state.

There are no tangible rewards for reaching No. 1 other than bragging rights ... so here I go.

This is my fifth consecutive week at No. 1 on the Influence Ranking, tying a record. I set the record over a five-week span in June-July 2008. This is the third time I've held the No. 1 spot for four or more consecutive weeks, also a record.

I could be wrong, but I believe I've reached the No. 1 spot more times than any other blogger in Pennsylvania. That includes 23 weeks at No. 1 in 2008. I reached the No. 2 spot 12 other weeks in 2008, so I held the No. 1 or No. 2 rankings for 35 weeks last year.

I was in the Top 5 for all 52 weeks in 2008, another record. If memory serves me, this is my 78th consecutive week in the Top 5. I've also had two blogs ranked in the Top 5 in the same week four different times, another record.

You're probably wondering if I know the secret of how comes up with its Influence Rankings. No, I don't. If I knew how the rankings were tabulated, don't you think I'd be No. 1 every week?

Here's this week's Top 10, with conservative bloggers highlighted.

Suburban Guerrilla (2) (3)
Save The GOP (3)
GrassrootsPA (6)
Capitol Ideas (7)
PolitickerPA (9)
Philebrity (10)

The Bitter American (11) (Honorable mention for just missing the Top 10)


Anonymous said...

This is the most arrogant blog I think I've ever read. This was my first and last time reading your blog. I certainly hope that your other entries don't toot your own horn the way this one does.


Sorry to hear that. There's plenty of other blogs out there for your taste. Did I mention that I've held the No. 1 spot at for 8 of the last 12 weeks?

Jason said...

So how do you get that widget to display in the upper left corner of your page.


The Widget is available at Look for the link on the left side of the page for Influence Ranking. You can copy the code for the widget by clicking on the button, also on the left side of the page under the weekly Top 20 rankings.

Jason said...

I'm not seeing any links to "Influence Ranking" on the left side of the page?


BNN must be hiding the link somewhere in their redesign. Try this link:

TheBitterAmerican said...

Yeah, the newly-designed BNN hides a lot of familiar stuff! Grr-rr-rr!

Anyway, thanks for the props! In the words of Maxwell Smart "Missed it by that much!"