True confessions time: I like looking at my blogging stats. I know, I know... it's a certain sign of vanity, to be mindful of which people are coming to the blog, who's linking to the blog, and so-on and so-forth. But --- I can't help myself.
Of all the stat-tracking sites, I like the TTLB ecosystem the best. I'm currently ranked as #2174, which puts me in the Adorable Little Rodent camp. Under the "Incoming Links" camp, I've received 5 links from Mark Daniels, 2 links from three folks (Mark Byron, Neumatikos, Right Truth), and just 1 link (on their blogroll, I assume) from 199 people.
Frank Turk, AKA Centuri0n whose blog is ...and his minister's a flame of fire, is currently ranked as #1716, putting him in the camp of Marauding Marsupial. Under his "Inbound Links" section, he has 200 links listed, meaning that 200 sites have linked to his. 37 of these sites have more than 1 link, meaning that not only is Frank on these sites' blogroll, he's also been linked within their postings. Under this section, I am #4 with 7 separate links - Blogdom of God has 16 links, Carla Rolfe has 8 (not a suprise, since she's one of his "sidekicks"), and the folks at Boars Head Tavern are tied with me at 7 (this seems on the surface to be a suprise, since Frank has had some skirmishes with the Tavern-ites, but it's not really). Pyromaniacs, a group blog to which Frank makes frequent contributions, is at #9 with only 5 links. Bizarre, no? I've linked to Frank 2 more times than his group blog...
BTW --- Frank is #1 under my "Outbounds Links" ranking, with Joe Carter (a Mortal Human) at #2 with 6 links.