Five blogs that I write for are listed at Technorati. Never heard of it?
Technorati is currently tracking 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media.
Technorati is the recognized authority on what’s happening on the World Live Web, right now. The Live Web is the dynamic and always-updating portion of the Web. We search, surface, and organize blogs and the other forms of independent, user-generated content (photos, videos, voting, etc.) increasingly referred to as “citizen media.”
When other bloggers link to your blog, that gives your blog more “authority” online. So, when other bloggers add a link on their site to you, it’s more than just a favor or compliment.
When you look up a blog on Technorati - for example, this is the link for Serendipity35 on Technorati - you can see who is referencing by trackbacks or mentions of that blog. I love seeing that some blogger in Denmark picked up on one of my posts and used it for his/her own - even if I can’t read the post!