I am both stunned and pleased to announce that WordPress.com has today ranked VoiceofCanada.ca as #12 on their list of English ‘Top Blogs’ in their ‘Blogs of the Day‘ ratings. There are more than 420,000 blogs on the WordPress system that are ranked each day “…according to a special formula.”
UPDATE: As of 18:42 EST today, VoC has moved up to #8 in the list of ‘Top Blogs.’
Ten days ago, I began this blog using the voiceofcanada.ca domain I have owned for several years. In a week and a half, Voice of Canada has gone from obscurity to being well on its way to becoming a well-read voice for Canadians.
Frankly, much of my traffic has been due to one issue and links from one site: http://www.caledoniawakeupcall.com/. Still, though, other sites are beginning to find and link into VoC. Although the Caledonia/Ipperwash crises have been current topics, readers can also expect a variety of posts in the future such as the awarding of the first ‘Voice of Canada Business Service Award’ to Namespro.ca. If you’re in business, take a break from Caledonia for a moment and read their story – it should both motivate and scare the hell out of you – they’re that good! You’ll see other business-related posts as well – if you think I’m tough on Two-Tier justice, wait until I get started on crummy customer service!
If you’ve been reading VoC for longer than 5 minutes you know that I’m passionate about what I write. As one critic pointed out to me, “Just a hint, don’t dramaticize [sic]your point, it just makes it seem desperate.” If I seem ‘desperate’ it’s because I’m desperate to have you know the truth. No one can accuse me of not caring. Still, I’m never afraid to admit when I could be wrong.
Thanks for reading Voice of Canada!
P.S. As many of you know, I decided to use the pen name, ‘Mark Allan Whitbread’ in order to protect my privacy and to forestall any intimidation of the type faced by Gary McHale in attempting to organize the March for Freedom.
After watching two women, Mary-Lou LaPratte and AnneMarie VanSickle, stand up in front of the crowd during the March for Freedom on October 15th to tell their stories, I was actually ashamed of my cowardice. If THEY can look evil in the eye, so can I. From now on, I will be using my real name so I can be worthy of standing beside the bravest human beings I have ever met.