What’s up with Technorati? As a devoted follower of the Blogosphere and
our own position within it, the Dowbrigade regularly consults a number
of specialized resources; Feedster to find blogs posting on specific topics
of interest, the hit counters and referers lists built into Manila, our
Blog creation tool of choice, and Technorati to learn about our corner
of the Blogging universe and see who is linking to the Dowbrigade.

But lately, Technorati is taking longer and longer between its periodic
sweeps to record and evaluate these links. Today, for example, the information
about the Dowbrigade on Technorati is almost TWO WEEKS out of date. We
realize the number of Blogs to be tracked is exploding, but is this really
the best they can do?

Even worse, from our egocentric POV, is the misleading statement "Blog
last updated 12 days, 2 hours and 43 minutes ago"! The exactitude of
this pronouncement lends it an air of official authenticity, when obviously and
it is completely mistaken.

As someone who takes great pride in the regularity and consistent quality
of our postings, the Dowbrigade takes it as a personal affront and insult
being told that he has not been doing his Blogging for the PAST TWELVE
DAYS. It emotionally and almost physically hurts to see that condemnation
of our work habits and authorial responsibility in such a respected and
widely consulted source.

Hey Dave! Our Blog is updated EVERY DAY, multiple times, and having
you tell uninformed or curious users who took the time to check out the
universe of the Dowbrigade that we have been flagrantly remiss to the
point of not being able to post ANYTHING for 12 days makes us angry and
hurt. At least change the text to read "This listing not
updated for 12 days" or "Last checked 12 days ago" or something.

Your service in invaluable and we know it means a lot to many bloggers.
However, we don’t know how much longer we will be able to tolerate the
psychic beating we take every time we see those damning words "Blog last
updated.." We suspect we are not alone.

1 Comment

  1. adamg

    January 26, 2004 @ 7:51 pm


    Try – when it’s up, it’s wicked fast.