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The successful blog

How does one measure the success of one's blog?

The number of links via technorati and TTLB seems to be a commonly used criterium. Accumulating links, though, can turn into an unhealthy obsession, and can sometimes lead to your becoming a blog whore or even a blogopath.

How else can you tell if your blog measures up? The cool title? Its seeming omnipresence? A publisher asks you to write a how-to book about blogging? One of your posts is linked to by more people than there are blueberries in Alaska?

Any of these will do, I guess. By some of these measures my blog is successful, by others of them, less so.

But I know my blog is a smashing success. Try a Google search for "posner's cat." Guess what?