in website and blogging circles there is the equivalent of the nielsen ratings.
it's called pagerank—a rating service performed by google (i think quarterly) .
it essentially ranks web pages in terms of how the google search engine sees them in importance. it's a simple 0 to 10 scale (0 being death, 10 being life).
if you manage a 4 or higher, your pages might actually be able to make some advertising coin.
that's the general idea anyway.
well the newest release must have occurred earlier in the week because bloggers are just a buzz with their numbers.
some happy, some not so much, others just plain confused.
(i fall into the confused category)
i just went from a 3 to a 2, so i suppose i should be taking care of essentials and tightening up the old will because i'm posting right into the clutches of the blog reaper.
but i don't know.
being somewhat emotionally resilient to bouts with such things (e.g., bad supermarket lines, bad sushi, and apparently bad pageranks) has its advantages.
so all this hubbub doesn't strike me as that important in the big scheme of things.
that's not to say i don't have my non-resilient moments.
put a wasp anywhere in the house, and i'll show you non-resiliency at its worst.