Saturday, November 05, 2005

On Being an INSIGNIFICANT MICROBE

I've seen "The TTLB Blogosphere Ecosystem Rankings By Links" in other blogs, and so I figured I'd see how THE MEDIAN SIB fared. I entered my site information and found that I am an "Insignificant Microbe." Here are the rankings, from highest number of links to the lowest. You can see where my microbic little blog landed in the hierarchy:

Higher Beings
Mortal Humans
Playful Primates
Large Mammals
Marauding Marsupials
Adorable Rodents
Flappy Birds
Slithering Reptiles
Crawly Amphibians
Flippery Fish
Slimy Mollusks
Lowly Insects
Crunchy Crustaceans
Wiggly Worms
Multicellular Microorganisms
Insignificants Microbes

Out of the blogs in the system, mine is ranked #41,860. I think this is part of the reason WHY people blog - competition. Already I'm feeling the stirrings of "I've got to get THE MEDIAN SIB further up that list!" I must talk myself down from such silliness. After all, why do I have a blog? Is my purpose to get other bloggers to link to my blog, or am I doing this to have a good time and to write? The answer is . . . well, now that I've been labelled an insignificant microbe, I want to rise . . . rise to . . . maybe to the level of Flippery Fish. "Flippery Fish" reminds me of the Maurice Sendak book, Chicken Soup With Rice (note: Other teachers may understand the connection - or maybe it's too obscure for anyone but me.) For now, this insignificant microbe is headed out to go camping.

4 comments:

Terry said...

Carol, you are already up to Slimy Mollusk according tio the notice at the bottom of you blog! Congratulations!

Carol said...

Just saw that! Yea! I think the "Insignificant Microorganism" was before they did the scan to classify it. Who knows!

Joan said...

I felt so out of touch for the last ten days not being able to read The Median Sib every day. I am trying to catch up. So, maybe my catching up will help boost you up a level, you insignificant microbe. (BTW, what is below that? I guess that is where mine is!)

Stinkeroo said...

Hey your a Flippery Fish NOW!!! Congrats! Maybe the ranking has something to do with signing up? You think??