Wil and I are having a discussion over at his blog FreeCashSpace about elitism rearing its ugly self in the blogosphere.
And I had a brilliant idea. Really Really Brilliant.
I’d like to see a Z List Meme Tracker, something along the lines of TailRank that tracks what’s happening in the Z List Blogging World.
Here’s why I think it’s a great concept:
- I’m really getting bored watching many of the A-listers pass traffic back and forth to each other. And the ever popular link-chain-circles are even more silly (Blogger A links to Blogger B who links to Blogger C who links back to Blogger A who links to Blogger C who links to…you get the idea). We could make it a drinking game–for every link they pass each other, we take a drink. We’d all be sloshed by 9 a.m. Every-Single-Day. I’m not a drinker though, so that’s another reason why I’m bored with it all.
- Everyone already follows the A-listers. Why not have a one-stop-shop that tracks what’s being buzzed about with the Z-listers, a whole nother world that not many know exist? What’s the sense of tracking A-List convos that are already being followed by everyone?
- Posts from Z-listers that are just rehashing, respinning, redressing and putting lipstick on what the A-listers are saying shouldn’t be tracked. Unique, fresh discussions only.
- My personal opinion is that most of the action, inspiration and fresh conversation is found in the Z List world. At least when they stop reporting and linking to each and every sneeze an A Lister makes. It would be nice to have one central place that tracks those Z list buzz boxes.
I’m not hatin on the A Listers. I’m just more interested in what’s going on in the Z List World. I find there’s a much wider circle of resources and open and free discussion going on that most A Listers just don’t/won’t provide. Except for Boing Boing. They’re mighty inclusive I think, rather than exclusive. Maybe that’s why they’re so successful and blow the arse off most everyone else ;).
So if anyone is up to it and willing to get the job done, please setup a Z List Meme Tracker. Feel free to send me the details so I can check it out.
Many Thanks :).