For shits and giggles, founder Dave Mastio has established a weekly rating of each blog based on a combination of a "variety of data sets" or some such bullshit. Personally, I think he throws darts.
Does this rating bear any semblance to reality? No way. Listen, the most widely read state poliblog is Micek's Capitol Ideas. After that, there are sites like Attytood or even that insane PhillyWillDo.
It's too easy to game the system. I've even written a blog containing instructions.
Still, I like BNN. Just like The Morning Call's Blogger Tuesday, BNN creates another outlet in which bloggers can be seen. It's another way to get a blog's content found and read. (Mastio only posts excerpts. You have to click and will be redirected to the originating blog if you wish to read an entire post.)
Villa and Mrs. Dottie, who religiously read Lehigh Valley Ramblings, have decided no one else should do so. In fact, those maroons also decided that nobody (except them) should read Northern Lehigh Valley Logic, Molovinsky on Allentown or AJ's Weblog. In true book-burning spirit, these supposed artists have actively encouraged a boycott of these blogs, especially mine.
Last Sunday, at the crack of dawn, the Villas were posting comments here and elsewhere, bragging about their own ratings and mocking others, urging boycotts and bullshit like that. But nothing makes someone want something more than another person who says he can't have it.
Today, the Villas must be crying. BNN's ratings are in, and show the following:
Lehigh Valley Ramblings is #2.
AJ's Web Blog is #9.
Northern Lehigh Valley Logic is #13.
Molovinsky on Allentown is #14.
Every blog they snarked is now in the top twenty.
In true troll-like spirit, Villa has now marginalized himself even more by demanding a fist fight with me, setting a wonderful example for his 7 year old son.