By now, some of you know that I run a poll I call the HR Blog Power Rankings. I use Google Reader to track the blog entries across 112 HR-related blogs, then rank them according to the posts I would recommend to my HR cronies.
Simple enough, and not without work. Most people liked it.
But not Guru, a writer for a British print and web property call Personnel Today. Here's his take:
"Guru has (inexplicably) not yet been inducted into any of these human resources blog halls of fame, and now notes that his arch enemy Peter Gold of Hire Strategies is celebrating his own inclusion in such a list (albeit at 97 out of 100) and rubbing Guru's nose in it.
In response, Guru has decided the best course of action is to expose this league-table scam for the self-serving propaganda that it really is.
The idea is simple, ingenious and fraudulent. The latest exponents of this 'art' in the HR blogosphere are: Bootstrapper (Top 100 HR Bloggers); and The HR Capitalist (producing the bi-weekly top-25 HR Blogs Power List)."
Ouch.. So one of Guru's friends smacks him around, and I get kicked like a dog as he walks in the door? I actually like Guru's writing, and he's part of the 112 blogs that are in my reader. He writes pretty broadly, and not always about HR.
As far as the bootstrapper list, there's a lot of great bloggers on that list. But, in my opinion, there were also a lot of blogs that have been updated 2-3 times since May, which isn't frequent enough to keep my attention or subscribe to. With the Power Rankings, I incorporated a method where the folks who work on their blogs frequently are rewarded, as long as the quality is there.
The real downside? My Technorati ranking that Guru references in his post hasn't grown that much. If I was really after a higher rating on Technorati, I would feature a different 25 blogs each week, because your authority only grows if new blogs link to you - the same ones linking multiple times doesn't count. Since the top 25 is fairly consistent, I won't grow it that way.
The one link that was new to my mix based off the 9/26 Power Rankings? Guru! With that in mind, I'm going to make sure he's in my next poll (at least in the "also receiving votes" category). At the end of the day, his post was funny, his writing is very good, and he deserves it.
Guru, be on the lookout for your emergence into my next poll. Be sure to rub it in Gold's grill that you are in one with an actual methodology that requires at least monthly writing!!