The aforementioned doohickey, red and round, bestowed by the blog-spotlighting site Alltop, is proudly displayed to the right of our blog text. In interwebs parlance it is actually called a badge. So although the blog they noted us for was our “we don’t need no stinkin’ matches” entry, My Little Flower Shop sure is proud of our non-stinkin’ badge.*
Here’s how Alltop describes themselves:
The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search engine. A search engine is good to answer a question like, “How many people live in China?” However, it has a much harder time answering the question, “What’s happening in China?” That’s the kind of question that we answer.
We do this by collecting the headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs that cover a topic…Ultimately, our goal is to enhance your online reading by displaying stories from sources that you’re already visiting plus helping you discover sources that you didn’t know existed.
On how they choose what they list they write:
If you’ve gotten the impression that Alltop is not based on computer algorithms or popular voting, you’d be right. We are highly subjective and judgmental.
So now a lot more people know MLFS exsists, because we were evaluated and chosen to be among the Top by highly selective people. Which is awesome! We wear our badge with pride. Thanks Alltop!
*For those of you who have always wondered what the heck people are talking about when they quote this line or something that sounds like it- it’s a piece of overwrought dialogue from the classic film “Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” Somehow it became goofy insider comedy shorthand – I blame Mel Brooks.