You would wonder what has happened in the Blogosphere. Fellow bloggers are dropping off like flies from a Vapona stick and even the aggregators seem to be on the way out. Then some of the bigger, more successful, blogs have become too high and mighty to give the rest of us poor plebs links from their sites any more.
Fewer links mean lower page rankings. This blog recently went from PageRank 4 to PageRank 3 in the last Google cull. Even Bock The Robber - a bigger, more successful blog with a massive number of hits every day, went from PageRank 5 to PageRank 4.
When I look at where visitors are coming from my main sources these days are from old reliables like the tenacious Bernd's Irland Inside - Gombeen Nation's first ever blog link. Fellow German language blogger Harald has dropped the cudgels, for now anyway, and a lot of the bloggers you'll see on Gombeen Nation's links page have not posted in yonks. If there are any others of you still left out there, don't be shy - ask me for a link swap.
Even Irishblogs.ie, the blog directory/aggregator, had its last update as long ago as May 18th. That was a massive source of links and brought in many visitors to us all. It's very regrettable really, making the unpaid work of the blogger an even sadder activity than it already is.
But feck it... we've nothing else to do.
Back to Gombeen Nation main page