Hey Kent, Hell Froze Over


It not about A-list or B-list or whatever. It is about A-quality post or a B-quality post. Nothing more, nothing less. Oh the hell did freeze :-)


Rick Mahn

Agreed, its the quality of the posts in a blog that really gets my attention, and probably most others. However, it is interesting how word, hint, link or endorsment from a trusted source (do you trust the “A-List” bloggers) can influence trends so dramatically (brrreeereport, need I say more).

Here’s to more hell freezing over.

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[…] While reading a post on Om Malik’s blog, I found Kent Newsome. Kent’s got some great points in his post about Scoble and getting A-Listed. I’m always fastenated to find out more about people who share some of my interests, some of the struggles in blogging that I’m just coming to understand – others have been experiencing for quite awhile. LIke trying to generate traffic and get better page rankings in Google, Yahoo, Techorati and the like. […]

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[…] The program’s founder, Mr. Robert ‘The Scobleizer’ Scoble, launched the program with his tips for joining the A list post (wait, is that the right link?) Scoble’s post was quickly joined by even more advice from Steve Rubel and even Stowe Boyd! Not to be outdone, Om Malik sent some link love to one, Ken Newsome, a non-A-List blogger, who until now has been mostly shunned by the Blogosphere’s elite. […]

Ian Lamont

When it comes to blogs, a lot of people seem to be equating “quality” with popularity. As with other mass media (books, film, TV programs) the cream of the blogging crowd does not always rise to the top. The number of inbound links, which in many cases relates to the age of the blog, helps propel bloggers to the A-list regardless of the quality of the posts. Blog search and tools like Memeorandum help maintain the status quo, giving more weight to the A clique regardless of the quality of particular posts.


If you have A quality posts, you might still not make it into the A List.
Then there are some who make F quality posts ….

Corante Web Hub

There is no A-list

To ensure hell froze over, Om Malik linked to Kent Newsome, who had written in his post (emphasis added): Having said that, I have genuinely tried to reach out to a lot of Scoble’s blog buddies through links, comments, humor,…

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