After further review, What is Simon Phipps’ beef? He has a solid Google page rank of 5 with 35 inbound links over 25 blogs (via Technorati). That may pale in comparison to Doc Searl’s page rank of 8 with 1372 links over 886 blogs, but then he isn’t one of the authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto either. It would seem that Simon has a nice reader base.
BTW, I should point out that my fixation on page rank, inbound links and referrers is not about ego. And if there is an inner circle of blogs, then I have no interest in belonging. But if something is worth doing, then it is worth doing well. And if that’s the only measuring stick that I’ve got, then that’s what I’m going to use.
Ok, maybe it is about ego. But just a little bit.