Are ratings overrated?
Do they mean anything.
I sit here looking at the little blog rating stars and wonder why our resident blog geniuses (genii for those of you who think Latin is your native tongue) only rate somewhere between 3.9 and 4.8. (Come to think of it, a native Latin is something we might like to get our tongues around.)
I mean why do some people get more votes than others?
And why does the lowest rating have more voters than the highest?
Was this an act of retaliation against being highly rated, or simply a popular vote to rate someone who deserved some rating while others are overlooked altogether.
Surely someone deserves 5 out of 5.
Why do some blogs have no votes?
You'd think that if people were going to vote for one blog they would at least vote for them all.
Where is the equity in that?
I can't help but wonder what the criteria is for rating someone's blog.
I'm pretty certain it has nothing to do with sexual prowess.
(Now that is a word I wondered about as a kid. I thought a prowess was a female prowler.)
No one has been around to my house to judge my prowess, that I know about anyway. Perhaps I have been prowled without knowing it.
Now there is a scary thought. Look out your window and see if you can catch site of the dozens of strange looking men lurking in the bushes trying to rate your prowess so they choose how many stars they give your blog. Do they talk to each other? Do they hold town meetings to discuss your blog ratings? Is there an international conspiracy of blog raters?
It is always possible of course that people just accidentally hit the wrong number of stars when they rated a blog. It's easy to do. Fortunately all you have to do is rate the blog again with the correct number of 5 stars. The system allows you to change your rating, especially if it was too low last time you rated. (Hint hint.)
I am perplexed about how readers decide on the number of stars they think a blog should get. Is it comparative? What if the last blog rated is better than the blog you rated at 5 earlier? Do you go around and demote your previous ratings? That isn't nice.
Then of course I think a blog rating can be in recognition of an outstanding revelation of insight into human thought.
Deep and meaningful clich?s on the state of our individual thoughts can only make the readers' minds bloggle.
We blog, therefore we live. Avoid the rush rate our blogs now!
Subliminal message => 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5,
Even better, start your own blog.