blogelo: You Know, For Kids!

It’s really way to soon for me to take the wraps of of this, but I’m not really the patient type.

A little over a week ago my wife and I had a idea that we thought was pretty cool. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pit one blog against another, in a sort of blog death match, and based on the the winner of these matches assign rating that could be used to figure out what sites are good and which… um… not so much?

Well, that’s pretty much what blogelo is. The hope is that lots of people will rate various sites, by way of comparison to others, and that a dynamic, living, breathing web ranking system that is useful will be born. Who knows how it will actually turn out. At the very least, hopefully we get enough folks using it so I can watch the purty colors as the rankings update.

Now there are several sites out there that show you the “rank” of web sites, but I wasn’t really satisfied with any of them. These sites typically derive a rating based on the number of people linking to you. That’s okay I guess, but new or niche sites will have a hard time working their way into that list. That and SGnTN maintains it’s rank of 775,745 on technorati.

Anyway, pop over to blogelo and see what it’s all about. Keep in mind that it is missing a bunch of needed features, but hopefully in the coming days I can get most all the missing bits added. Search being first among them. Be sure to look at the about page for an introduction to how blogelo works too.