We’re Number One! (But Don’t Actually Believe It)

@GrantMartin tweets

Looks like @garyleff is back on top. The battle continues!

He’s referring to this blog’s Technocrati ranking (and as compared to his Gadling).

I don’t pay attention to rankings, and I don’t even often check the stats package for this blog or Google Analytics. I just write and hopefully some folks find it useful or interesting.

And I suspect that the rankings for what’s the most influential blog in all of travel must be off and highly flawed even.

I’m even more confident in that judgment when I see that Technorati lists me as having the 16th most influential blog in Living.

… just a hair behind MTV Style and Fashionista.

I did once skip the velvet rope at KU DÉ TA in Singapore. But that’s as close to being one of the beautiful people that I’ve ever been or likely ever will be…

At least I’ve dropped out of the Top 100 in Finance. Because, really, you don’t want to read this blog and rely on it for how to value complex derivatives or how to retire by 40 (I’m not that far off from 40, and I have more jobs than In Living Color‘s The Hedleys).

Still, I suppose I’ll take the encouragement wherever I can get it!

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I love you’re self-deprecating humility, BUT… I probably speak for more that a handful of folks when I say I read you when I wake up, check throughout the day, even on the busiest of days, and take one last look before shutting down the computer. Thanks for your high quality work.

  2. For what it is, congrats! You’ve been at this for a long time, and most of us readers still have no idea how you do all of the different ‘jobs’ that you do.

  3. @ Hairy, I do that too…

    Gary, thanks for your blog. My family wouldn’t be traveling the way we do without you!

  4. Congratulations, Gary! I know I’m just one of many who love your blog, appreciate your knowledge and are so grateful that you share it all. You gave me great motivation to spend …. and count my points every day! Hey, I’m now just a few months away from our next trip! Bonnie

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