IMNSHO, PageRank means crap when it comes to ranking bloggers. I mean this blog's PageRank is 5, does that mean it's as popular as the excellent Acorn! No Sir! For a more objective and quantitative measure of blog popularity, you have to query Technorati.
Thanks to Technorati's developer API, it was easy to get the required information. What you see below is a list of quite a few desi blogs (most of which I don't read :-) ) with their technorati provided numbers. Click any of the column headings to sort appropriately. Update: I don't think the click-to-sort foo will work in feedreaders; visit the site for that.
Another Update: This collection of blogs in not an authoritative view of the desi blogosphere, it's just a copy of the list Vikram put up. It doesn't even represent all the blogs that I read, how can it be representative of your blogroll? Please don't get riled up about your favourite blog not being in here! Tell you what, as I said in the comments below, if this concept generates enough buzz, I'll cook up something to periodically build this list automatically. Comment here or email me or blog your thoughts about how it should be done, possible other features and of course, blog urls to track.
One more update: A more expanded and refined version of these rankings now lives here. Also, I would like it if this list were not just about rankings but also serve as a simple directory of desi blogs. Towards that end, I welcome blog url contributions from you all. Send them by any medium possible, except ESP. (My other posts on this are here and here.)
|The Blog||Inbound Blogs||Inbound Links||Cosmos Rank|
|Conversations with Dina||307||389||2438|
|Death Ends Fun||160||236||6638|
|Gautam Ghosh on Management||97||112||14523|
|Nerve Endings Firing Away||93||121||15745|
|Colour of Water||33||48||58344|
|The Examined Life||111||145||11231|
|A Time To Reflect||85||119||18269|
|Inside the Mind of Madness||16||23||122145|
|The Middle Stage||69||74||23840|
|Chocolate and Gold Coins||29||44||67592|
|Psychotic Ramblings Of A Mad Man||30||52||65078|
|Sounds from the Dungeon||20||20||98889|
Now for the commentary on all those numbers.
Well, there is none. You see, I usually never get a chance to put up a table on my blog. Creating this table gave me an excuse to copy the cool sortable columns trick from MochiKit. I just cut-paste that example with a small tweak to support numeric sort. Nice stuff.
But you can comment! I don't have an anti-spam foo powered comment form here just because it looks good!