Jan 29 2008

The Vancouver Blogger Challenge – I choose not to run!

Published by at 10:42 pm under Uncategorized

Vancouver bloggers, beware! Open warfare has broken out in the Vancouver blogosphere. Well, it was bound to happen. My (admittedly self-serving) Vancouver blogger SEO experiment did indeed put my blog up on the first page of Google searches for that search term.

But when the rest of the local geek squad (and I write that as a Level 4 Geek) found out about my dastardly shenanigans, it was open season on Currents and Jonathon Narvey’s search ranking. The Vancouver Blogger challenge was born, thanks to Vancouver communications guru and media maven Michael Klassen. 2008 Tech Woman to Watch Miss604 has also entered the running and she seems fairly intent on grinding Currents’ search ranking into plasma. As for Duane Blogwalker, may the Force be with you.

It is with a teary eye and a humble heart that I announce that I will not be taking part in the Vancouver Blogger Challenge.

It was never my intent to provoke such a terribly obscure bloodletting. I’ve had my moment of glory. I would certainly invite my readers to link to this blog, Currents, if and when a post on this blog seems to warrant a friendly nod or an honest rebuke… But in the words of modern philosopher Jerry Seinfeld, I CHOOSE NOT TO RUN!

To all those who wish to compete in the Vancouver Blogger challenge, I wish you the very best. In my books, you’re all winners.

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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “The Vancouver Blogger Challenge – I choose not to run!”

  1. Larry Yatkowskyon 29 Jan 2008 at 11:06 pm

    better to retreat and live to run another day .>)

  2. Rebeccaon 29 Jan 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I was just writing about Duane’s adventure… journey… quest etc.

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  4. jnarveyon 30 Jan 2008 at 1:27 am

    Sorry, Miss604. In retrospect, my comment above was harsh. I’m more than certain that you bear me no ill will. Mind, I did write that I suspected you of wanting to grind my search ranking into plasma (whatever that means), not me personally. I apologize if I sounded bitter, since I’m actually happy just to have been in on the front page for a few days. See you at the next Blogger meetup!

  5. Shane Birleyon 30 Jan 2008 at 8:47 am

    Snicker. I don’t think it sounded bitter… I suppose I should attend the next blogger Meetup. I miss the social interaction side of the blogosphere. I suppose I could park the Death Star in a loading zone… 😛

  6. Mike Klassenon 01 Feb 2008 at 7:35 am

    I now must regroup after my short-lived day in the sun at #1. Jonathon, I’m glad you cleared a path for me. I wouldn’t want you to get trampled accidentally between Duane, Rebecca and me.

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