Tom Keating gets traffic to his blog many would envy. It is staggering in fact how well his blog does. Not because his writing isn't good but because I can see how much traffic everything at TMCnet gets compared to his sole efforts. TMCnet has a staggering number of contributors as you may realize so I am in a good position to compare his efforts versus others.
Armed with this info I read with a smile the mention of Tom as a "minor gadget blogger" on the ValleyWag site. Apparently although Tom's blog is minor his use of animation rocks as he wins "best-illustrated tech article ever" according to the site.
Tom's entry? A detailed article about Fonality acquiring Trixbox which includes a great interview and lucid comments. Best of all a great community discussion regarding the ramifications of the deal ensues.
For his part Tom isn't sure whether to be insulted or happy he got a link and award. He is still trying to figure it all out. My take is Donald Trump said it best -- "There is no such thing as bad publicity." Of course some of our politicians whose e-mails have been showing up as evidence lately may beg to differ.
All I can hope is the ValleyWagians get their microscopes out, find my blog at tehrani.com and give me an award as well. I don't ask for much. I would take most average-looking VoIP blogger, least lethargic VoIP blogger, or even blogger whose photo was taken longest ago. You know, stuff like that ;)