The Truth Laid Bear's Blog Ecosystem is pretty cool, but it's also packed with people trying to game the system. Take a look at the blogs ranked 251 - 270 by traffic and you'll notice that all 20 of those sites are just clones using the same Site Meter counter. (It looks like 249 and 250 may be part of the same group, and by the time you look the rankings may have all changed, anyway.) Oh well. Good thing I don't base my self-worth on the popularity of my blog.

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