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06-07-2012, 06:47
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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KlngzBsGtUo/T_XKBdRcrJI/AAAAAAAADTg/bmb4VGxZE5Y/s400/Tandleman%2527s%2BBeer%2BBlog%2B-%2Binfluence-174656.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KlngzBsGtUo/T_XKBdRcrJI/AAAAAAAADTg/bmb4VGxZE5Y/s1600/Tandleman%2527s%2BBeer%2BBlog%2B-%2Binfluence-174656.jpg)"Blog rankings don't matter. Who looks at them or believes in them anyway?" "Nobody with any sense at all worries about their blog ranking." That's what I used to say. I was up there at the top. Then I could easily and modestly shrug such stuff off from my lofty perch. Hardly the case any more. Temporary blips have become an out of control spiral downwards like an doomed aircraft. Now I'm down to number 41. Forty fucking one! Not so much hoist by my own petard, but suspended from it as the bloody hole gets deeper and deeper. A Barclay's like fall from grace; a downward, headlong plunge that shows no sign of bottoming out at all. I seem doomed to disappear over the horizon. And oddly, I'm in good company. There are some longstanding names around me.

What's caused this? Is it my my continual failure to join in things like The Session, thus not picking up backlinks, or to not cuddling up to the young things enough? Could it be my lack of beer reviews? I haven't ever done that though really. How come people that sometimes only post once a month or so are shooting past me in a blur? What's gone wrong? Or is there a more straightforward reason? Am I just rubbish these days? Too old, stuck in my ways, not trendy enough to trend? Just not getting this changed beer and blogging world? Not smart enough to work out what to do? That must be it. Well looking at the list of those shitting on my head from way above would seem to suggest so. Otherwise how could so many be knocking me into a cocked hat?

I don't like it and it seems I can do little about it. Despite myself, I will be crying into my beer over this one. But I'll carry on regardless.

And I've dropped from 181 in the UK General to 863. WTF? https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8629758183547510158-1869196494553665285?l=tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.c om

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