Art Pedroza at the Orange Juice Blog just wrote a posted titled SomethingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rank at OC Blog/Red County.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Art talks about some back-and-forth thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been going on between himself and the proprietor of OC Blog regarding the BNN blog rankings of CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most influential blogs.
Much ado about nothing, if you ask me.Ã‚Â IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d agree with Cunningham the BNN rankings do not hold a lot of significance in my life, and the entire argument is silly.Ã‚Â I think that if we just continue to write good content, rankings and lists and the number of hits we get arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t important.Ã‚Â There was one part of ArtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s story that caught my attention:
Cunningham has also altered the link to our blog, over at Red County/OC Blog, so that it sends his readers to O.C. Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s campaign website instead of our blog.
This is funny because a few weeks ago the Orange County blogosphere was pretty united around the story of Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen evading the law, and we were all waiting for her to file the names of the three contributors that had illegally contributed to her campaignÃ¢â‚¬Â¦all of us except Art over at The Orange Juice.
So bloggers and newspaper reporters were waiting for Janet to file, and Art complained that we were making a stink out of a non-story.
Cut to: two days later when Pedroza is appointed to a county commission by Janet.Ã‚Â Sounds a little suspect, but Pedroza sticks to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Janet evading the law wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a big dealÃ¢â‚¬Â story.
Then Cunningham on the OC Blog accused Pedroza of being a pawn for Janet Nguyen and changed the link to ArtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blog so it now directs people to Janet NguyenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website.Ã‚Â Pretty clever.