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Updated: 2017-11-14T23:03:37.283-05:00

 



Really great list! And I'm so happy to see som...

2014-04-27T11:57:13.874-04:00

Really great list! And I'm so happy to see some of my favs on there :)



I think the Jeremy Denk has one of the best blogs ...

2013-06-12T23:54:30.726-04:00

I think the Jeremy Denk has one of the best blogs that I have seen. Covers piano topics that no one else does and is very up to date with all the piano news.



Opera/Play of Margaret GarnerLast night (11-9-08) ...

2008-11-15T15:43:00.000-05:00

Opera/Play of Margaret Garner
Last night (11-9-08) I attended the opera/play of Margaret Garner which I am sharing via my online photo gallery. I shot them from the balcony of the Chicago Auditorium without flash.
Enjoy,..

http://mysankofa.shutterbugstorefront.com/g/margaret_garner-08

PS: Now I am hooked for life :-)



I really appreciate this post . it would very diff...

2008-10-09T07:39:00.000-04:00

I really appreciate this post . it would very difficult for a music lover like me to find so much classic blogs at one time



I think Ronnie Segev should be on this list - have...

2008-09-30T18:06:00.000-04:00

I think Ronnie Segev should be on this list - have you seen Ronnie Segev's blog site yet? He has all these beautiful new websites!



Great list, Scott. I'm still pretty new to all of ...

2007-07-24T10:38:00.000-04:00

Great list, Scott. I'm still pretty new to all of this. Hadn't even heard of Technorati until recently.

Look forward to staying tuned to your blog.



Next year... next year I'll be on the list! Or els...

2007-07-23T23:56:00.000-04:00

Next year... next year I'll be on the list!

Or else I'll, err, stamp my feet and complain a bit. Or something.



Ooh ooh ooh! I just had a look at Technorati, and...

2007-06-04T17:37:00.000-04:00

Ooh ooh ooh! I just had a look at Technorati, and sure enough - they didn't have my new URL. Can I request an amendment? Between my two URLs for the same blog (campbell.vertesi.com/blog and vertesi.com/blog), I have Technorati authority of 33... I may not have Alex Ross beat, but I'm on there!



-sigh-Despite all the debate about the rankings, n...

2007-06-04T17:23:00.000-04:00

-sigh-
Despite all the debate about the rankings, no matter how I slice it I went downhill in the last year! I'll have to up the post quality. More porn, that's gotta be the secret. Post more porn...

Actually, it might have something to do with my URL change. Anyone know how to make Technorati include more than one url for a blog?



Hucbald, by Technorati stats you have an Authority...

2007-05-25T08:04:00.000-04:00

Hucbald, by Technorati stats you have an Authority of 7, putting you at #86. Google links = 167, putting you at #72. I certainly don't know what makes for a successful blog in terms of traffic or links, I only know how I want to write my blog.



A ranking is good only for one reason: attracting ...

2007-05-25T07:02:00.000-04:00

A ranking is good only for one reason: attracting more readers to one's message - whatever that may be.

If a ranking changes the way you blog, or has any great affect on your emotional well-being it is time to examine your motivation.



Oh yeah, that list looks good to me. *eyes roll in...

2007-05-25T00:53:00.000-04:00

Oh yeah, that list looks good to me. *eyes roll into back of head and bounce out through nostrils*

Rankings by links and hits and whatever might be the only way to rank weblogs by objective criteria, but seriously: Who cares, in the grand scheme of things?

My blogging costs me a lot of money because, 1) I put big images up, 2) Almost nobody contributes, and 3) I don't run ads. But my traffic is THREE TIMES HIGHER NOW THAN IT WAS A YEAR AGO. Still small potatoes, for sure, but seriously: Dial "M" in the top 20 and I don't even make the list?

I call BS.

Not that I care. Seriously, I don't. LOL!



Jerry Bowles wrote: I'm not a competitive guy, min...

2007-05-23T12:21:00.000-04:00

Jerry Bowles wrote: I'm not a competitive guy, mind you, but I just checked Opera Chic on Technorati and found that its Authority ranking was 110 while Sequenza21's was 187. That's a big difference.

Neither am I competitive in this matter, but I just discovered that Sounds And Fury has TWO listings, each with its own Technorati Authority Number:

http://soundsandfury.com (Authority: 67)

http://soundsandfury.com/soundsand fury (Authority: 38)

Given Scott's methodology of adding those Authority numbers, that would make the Authority number 105 for Sounds And Fury which would place it at position #12 instead of position #19 in his list.

There must be a better way to do this.

ACD



Methodology be damned, I preferred Scott's list :(...

2007-05-23T07:43:00.000-04:00

Methodology be damned, I preferred Scott's list :(



Dear Scott and Roger B. too, you guys are toooo ki...

2007-05-21T20:01:00.000-04:00

Dear Scott and Roger B. too, you guys are toooo kind to invite me into the classical crowd. But if I am honest, I would say Loose Poodle is about 50% film music, 10% other music and 40% personal musings. Besides, inspite of my own personal enjoyment of many ancient musics, I am beginning to cast myself as a bit of an anti-classical music guy!

HA_HA!!! I AM THE EVIL SUPERHERO ANTI-CLASSIC!! (and I slipped in amongst ya, and managed to get meself another link! WHO HOO!!!

;-)



I'm not a competitive guy, mind you, but I just ch...

2007-05-21T14:52:00.000-04:00

I'm not a competitive guy, mind you, but I just checked Opera Chic on Technorati and found that its Authority ranking was 110 while Sequenza21's was 187. That's a big difference.



I was torn on whether to include ALN. I didn't ha...

2007-05-21T09:29:00.000-04:00

I was torn on whether to include ALN. I didn't have it on the first list in December, for most of the reasons Herb mentions. But Terry Teachout clearly influences classical music thought. His posts on classical music do get linked on other music blogs regularly, and he is often the only face of classical music to some blog readers. Thus I felt it was important to include his blog (OGC never writes about music as I recall).



I like About Last Night, I probably read it as oft...

2007-05-21T09:10:00.000-04:00

I like About Last Night, I probably read it as often as I read any other cultural blog, but the focus of the two bloggers is clearly not classical music. It's a general cultural blog that covers theater, books, movies and several kinds of music, not just classical.

Including ALN in a ranked list of classical music blogs, no matter what method you use to rank them, is absurd. It's like comparing the circulation of, say, Gramophone with the arts section of a daily newspaper. Sure a lot of people read it, & link to it, but many of these folks do so for reasons that have nothing to do with classical musicbe acuse much of the content has nothing to do with classical music.

I'll let someone else do a detailed statistical analysis on this, but About Last Night is a general cultural blog that seems to have posts about classical music less than 20-25% of the time. & I'm including a number of "Almanac" posts in this rough count. These are brief quotes from a book or article posted without comment. The percentage of posts on classical music would be even lower if one were to only include posts with some kind of substantive discussion.

Deleting About Last Night from your ranked list of classical blogs won't create as large a change as analyzing the rankings using a different method, but it would up nearly everyone's ranking a notch.



Argh, Patti, you're right, of course.

2007-05-20T16:20:00.000-04:00

Argh, Patti, you're right, of course.



Arrgghhh! Scratch that bit about different time p...

2007-05-19T22:04:00.000-04:00

Arrgghhh! Scratch that bit about different time periods for the double listings. I was just told both the start and end dates are "hard" and exactly the same for each listing.

ACD



OopsMy, "start date" should have read, "end date"....

2007-05-19T21:55:00.000-04:00

Oops

My, "start date" should have read, "end date".

Sorry 'bout that.

ACD



This IS a different list. This one is historic, wh...

2007-05-19T21:48:00.000-04:00

This IS a different list. This one is historic, whereas the Technorati covers ONLY the past 6 months.

and

Authority numbers are different from referencing links, in that they only count one link from any given blog (or site). So a blog that links to itself or has many links from one other blog such as a reblogger would do better in the referencing links than in the Authority number.

There's a further — and significant — difference between Technorati's Authority number and Google's referencing links number: the former counts only blogs linking to other blogs; the latter counts ALL referencing links whether the link was located on a blog or elsewhere on the Web.

Big difference.

And as for Scott's,

As for my adding Authority numbers in the case of multiple listings, the listings were non-overlapping as far as my rudimentary research could tell.

The listings were largely overlapping as far as my rudimentary research could tell. One has also to take into account that the two listings cover different time periods. They're both the last 180 days for each listing but the start date of each listing would be different with no way to tell the actual start date for each. As I've already said, in any case, adding the Authority numbers is bad methodology.

ACD



Nice work, Roger! And just in time, too. I was r...

2007-05-19T21:22:00.000-04:00

Nice work, Roger! And just in time, too. I was really starting to feel guilty about leaving out those other 32 blogs in my truncated ad hoc list.

BTW, there's one blog on all three lists that really doesn't belong on a list of classical music blogs: Terry Teachout's "About Last Night". Terry has blogged about classical music only rarely, and then only en passant. That would make Alex "The Rest Is Noise" Ross the 800-pound gorilla of the classical music blogosphere.

ACD



Authority numbers are different from referencing l...

2007-05-19T21:08:00.000-04:00

Authority numbers are different from referencing links, in that they only count one link from any given blog (or site). So a blog that links to itself or has many links from one other blog such as a reblogger would do better in the referencing links than in the Authority number.

As for my adding Authority numbers in the case of multiple listings, the listings were non-overlapping as far as my rudimentary research could tell. I wasn't going to check all of Opera Chic's 87 listings, but the first 20 were different, and all of Roger's were non-overlapping.

Of course the numbers change rapidly, it is the internet. My authority number jumped up after I published this list, because I published this list. A Spanish music blog linked to this list, and Michelle Bennett added me to her blogroll because her referrals told her this blog exists. This is meant as a fun list, and as a snapshot of current influence, not as an academic claim of trends.

Patty, I added six new blogs to the list that knocked you down, so that is a large part, not any fault of your reeds ;)



OK AC, here is your reordered list. This IS a diff...

2007-05-19T21:06:00.000-04:00

OK AC, here is your reordered list. This IS a different list. This one is historic, whereas the Technorati covers ONLY the past 6 months. Links that are older than that fall off. So both lists are, as you say, interesting!


01 About Last Night (8130)
02 The rest Is Noise (4790)
03 Overgrown Path (2380)
04 Sandow (2090)
05 Postclassic (2050)
06 Ionarts (2000)
07 Adaptistration: 1560
08 Night After Night (1250)
09 Classical Music:1090
10 The Iron Tongue of Midnight:1050
11 Sounds And Fury (999)
12 Jessica Music (998)
13 Sequenza21 (997)
14 Musical Perceptions: 992
15 Oboeinsight: 984
16 Mad Musings of Me: 978
17 Jeremy Denk (944)
18 The Concert (880)
19 Listen: 872
20 Twang twang twang: (829)
21 Aworks (792)
22 Deceptively Simple: 747
23 La Cieca (702)
24 The Well-Tempered Blog: 700
25 The Standing Room: 640
26 Wellsung: 633
27 Violinist.com Diaries(607)
28 Terminal Degree (566)
29 Meanwhile, here in France: 504
30 ANABlog: 485
31 Dial "M" For Musicology (405)
32 Loose Poodle: 402
33 An Unamplified Voice: 389
34 A Sort of Notebook: 373
35 Jason Heath's Double Bass Blog: 367
36 Sieglinde’s Diaries: 360
37 Chicago Classical Music: 343
38 The Rambler: 338
39 Roger Bourland: 355
40 Renewable Music: 242
41 My Favorite Intermissions: 220
42 A Singers Life (111)
42 Soho The Dog (111)
43 Opera Chic (107)
44 Trrill: 98
45 On a Pacific Aisle: 92
46 Musical Assumptions: 85
47 Eric Edberg: 25 (cello) 81
48 Collaborative Piano: 69
49 Catalysts & Connections: 54
50 Sounds Like Now: 45
51 Am Steg: 41