I don’t often check the whole Technorati thing, but because I’ve been stuck at home, all alone, and there’s not much to do when someone is a bit on the sick side, my sick self thought “I wonder how I’m doing ranking wise in the classical music type of scene out in blogville.”

Well, sadly, I’ve moved down in the world. Sigh. I guess I’m no longer as popular as I was … and I never was all that popular. What to do, what to do? 😉

Anyway, due to my obsessive compulsive behavior I put together a list of those who are sort of on the higher side. If I were a good girl I’d continue on, as Scott did last December. But I think I should stop now.

The Rest is Noise: 6,388 Alex Ross

Sequenza21: 25,468 Jerry Bowles

ionarts 29,474 Charles T. Downey

On an Overgrown Path: 30,945 Bob Shingleton

PostClassic: 32,411 Kyle Gann

Sandow: 36,662 Greg Sandow

La Cieca: 39,584 James Jorden

Opera Chic: 43,466 anonymous

Soho the Dog: 58,326

Jessica Duchen: 54,715 Jessica Duchen

Think Denk: 56,482 Jeremy Denk

Sounds and Fury: 58,326 AC Douglas

Adaptistration: 62,668 Drew McManus

Dial “M” for Musicology: 63,787 Phil Ford and Jonathan Bellman

Night after Night: 64,950 Steve Smith

Aworks: 68,901 Robert Gable

Jason Heath Double Bass Blog: 70,299 Jason Heath

The Concert: 73,265 Anne-Carolyn Bird

Musical Perceptions: 83, 640 Scott Spiegelberg

Oboeinsight: 85,762 (moving down, I was 59,315) me

The Rambler: 97,327 Tim Rutherford-Johnson

The Standing Room: 100,015 Monsieur C

ANABlog: 102,856 Analog Arts Ensemble

Iron Tongue of Midnight: 112,644 Lisa Hirsch

Deceptively Simple: 116,196 Marc Geelhoed

Meanwhile Here In France…: 116,196 Ruth

Sieglinde’s Diaries: 123,984 Leon Dominguez

My Favorite Intermissions: 123,984 Maury Dannato

Eric Edberg: 128,371 Eric Edberg

Wellsung: 137,846 Alex and Jonathan

Kenneth Woods-a view from the podium 148,901 Kenneth Woods

An Unamplified Voice: 148,901 JSU

Classical Music: 155,071 Janelle Gelfand

Listen: 161,712 Steve Hicken

Trill: 161,712 Nick Scholl

in the wings: 177,108 Heather Heise

On A Pacific Aisle: 177,108 Joshua Kosman

Classical Pontifications: 177,108 Professor Heebie McJeebie

Renewable Music: 195,207 Daniel Wolf

Vissi d’Amore: 195,207 Ariadne

Now for some reason I can’t get the info on twang twang twang when I plug that URL into Technorati, so if anyone can help me out on that, go right ahead! And of course if I’ve left you off just say the word. I’m happy to add more. I’m just getting lazy and I think I’ll stop.

So why bother with any of this? Of course most of it is pure “Am I still loved?” sort of stuff, but, well, maybe some of you will be check out some of these other sites. You might find some sites you really love!

From ACD (even though he doesn’t think highly of Technorati: Technorati has Twang, Twang, Twang ranked at 177,108.

So there you go.


  1. Uh, <>, not that it makes any difference (as I’ve previously remarked, Technorati is a joke, as are its rankings), but Technorati has Sounds & Fury ranked at 58,326, NOT 92,441 as you have listed it.

    Just FYI.


  2. Patricia Mitchell

    I can see how the different number happened. I had plugged in http://www.soundsandfury.com/soundsandfury/ to Technorati, and if I change it to http://www.soundsandfury.com/ I get the number you got.


    But of course if it’s a joke to you you won’t mind if I don’t change my site, eh? 😉

  3. “But of course if it’s a joke to you you won’t mind if I don’t change my site, eh? ;-)”

    No, I don’t mind, but you should.

    Also, forgot to inform you, as per your request, that Technorati has Twang, Twang, Twang ranked at 177,108.


  4. Patricia Mitchell

    “you should” … as in “you should mind” or “you should change it”? (I’m sure you noticed I changed it the minute I heard from you the first time. We oboists are rather anal folk.)

    I’ll do Helen’s site later … far too tired now to do more ….

  5. terminaldegree

    Don’t feel too badly; I’m not listed at all. *sniff, sniff* 🙂

    On the other hand, I think I’d categorize my blog as “academic” more than “musical” anyhow. Not that the two can’t coexist. But you know what I mean. 🙂

  6. “you should” … as in “you should mind” or “you should change it”?

    As in the former, of course.

    I’m sure you noticed I changed it the minute I heard from you the first time.

    As a matter of fact, I didn’t. But it’s good that you did. Change it, that is.

    EDIT (04:35 EST): Just to point out how capricious Technorati can be, I just rechecked the ranking for Sounds & Fury. It now no longer reads, 58,326, but 57,332.


  7. Patricia Mitchell

    I kind of doubt (yes, I typed “double” first! It’s probably double reed syndrome.) ACD feels badly, from what he wrote about Technorati! (Right ACD?)

    I didn’t include you, TD, as you noted, because your blog is not really about music for the most part. No hard feelings, I hope. I know I’ve missed others, though; funny, but this is when readers will contact me, so I’ll bet a few do now! (It’s the same with my lists of double reed instructors and orchestra members. Everyone likes to have their name listed!)

    I actually thought about not including anonymous blogs at all, to be honest. I think “ABers” can blog so differently that it may change numbers—being able to talk about anyone and anything isn’t something many of us who are “out” can do. I certainly couldn’t … heck, I’d lose my job or at least gain some enemies. (Little do I need to do either of those!) Notice I never blog negatively about my university gigs? There’s a reason! 🙂

    In any case, it was all for fun and a good way to take up time. I was home, bored, alone (which is actually the story of my life). So there you go.

  8. terminaldegree

    Agreed. No, mine is really NOT a music blog, although it gets listed as such. I suppose that writing about life-and-teaching from a music-academic perspective makes people scratch their heads. 🙂

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the anonymous blogging, actually, because so many people in the blog world know who I am…I’m not entirely, truly anonymous any longer. Eventually I’ll have to decide which way to go–should I stay anonymous, and post less “honestly” about my work (or at least obscure even more details than I already do), or should I name my blog and back off on my writing? It’s a funny thing, and I’m not sure which way I’ll go.