I happened to be browsing through a blog from the space blogroll, Tales of the Heliosphere, and I noticed a post on the valuation of blogs. The writer had found a blog value calculator, using the Technorati API, and based somehow on the same link-to-dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs deal. He reported that his blog was worth $0.00, so I typed in my blog's URL, fully expecting the same result. But it said my blog is worth $10,161.72. Huh?!?
I'd like to believe that this funny money figure is based on the wisdom, humor, quality, and quantity of my blog's entries, as well as its vast readership, but I believe it is more likely due to the fact that I've been on the space blogroll for a couple of months. Technorati says this blog ranks 132,494 (out of how many?), with 28 links from 20 sites, most of them no doubt from other space blogroll members. Almost Famous is a good movie, but it does not describe this blog, alas.