Oooh, a new post… Ahhh, the lazy rainy-to-sunny holidays… Awww, thanx again Mimi-chan for your gracious mention of our Zazzle T-shirts. Like I commented on your post, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to your college fund~ because MIT is freakin’ expensive! Moreover, thanx to Lindsay@Zazzle for modelling our virtual T-shirt image~ doesn’t she make the shirt look smexy?
Now for some fascinating stuff… During one of my random Google searches, I stumbled upon WebsiteOutlook.com which somehow calculates the value of your blog or website. Maybe some of you have seen it already, but I never have. Till yesterday. So I tried it out on a bunch of DC-related otaku blogs, including my own. Fascinating! I’ve listed 10 from lowest to highest~ here’s what it spit out…
 Mimi’s Rage = $335.80. First on my list is Mimi’s Rage, a small blog run by Mimi’s fan club. Its tiny value isn’t surprising considering how new it is~ since earlier this month, November 2008. But it should be a good base reference for the following blogs.
 Gordonator = $2562.30. Second is Gordon’s blog. This is rather surprising. Combining his Team Blue trooping, Stormtrooper cosplaying and Gundam reviews, plus tons of comments, I’d expect at least double this value. Maybe the result of his switch from Blogger to WordPress.com earlier this year?
 Clan Blue Panthers a.k.a. Panther = $2664.50. Third is the blog of another Team Blue member, Panther. Despite the partial outsourcing of his blog responsibilities to refocus on his studies, this value still compares to Gordon’s. A positive effect of his recent blogging drama?
Clan Blue Panthers a.k.a. Panther
 Meimi132 = $3372.60. Fourth is Meimi132’s blog. Another impressive value for such a new blog~ started in mid-July 2008. But what’s intriguing is comparing to Panther’s, the lower Daily Pageviews despite the higher Net Worth. Ah, perhaps the power of WordPress.com?
 xJAYMANx & xJAYMANx_toybox = $4066.10. Next is my own website and blog. While my website URL has been around since 2000 and my WordPress.org blog since mid-2007, what’s funny is not that this value is low, but that this value is so high for my lack of effort, lol. My rare DC comments~ maybe a handful per week~ plus rather infrequent blog updates~ about once a week. So who knows? Simple longevity?
xJAYMANx & xJAYMANx_toybox
 Meronpan = $4277.80. Sixth is Meronpan’s blog. Everytime I visit his figure posts, I see tons of comments. So this value is not a surprise. As far as I can tell, he’s another jumper from Blogger to WordPress.com~ started in mid-June 2008. And just like Panther-to-Meimi132, there’s a comparative drop in Daily Pageviews despite the rise in Net Worth from xJAYMANx-to-Meronpan. The same WordPress.com effect?
 Angry Loli a.k.a. Mimi = $5139.20. Seventh on the list is Mimi’s blog. Like Meimi132, this new blog was also started in mid-July 2008. But with her rising DC-idol status, her supporting fan club and fan art, and eccentric high-school rants, expect this value to grow even larger, hehe.
Angry Loli a.k.a. Mimi
 Puppy52 a.k.a. Chun = $6402.10. Eighth is Chun’s blog and website. With her February 2008 redesign and her smiling artistic updates both on her blog and DC, it’s no wonder her popularity shines towards the top. If we add her unique Zazzle T-shirts, this value is sure to rise, lol.
Puppy52 a.k.a. Chun
 How a Girl Figures a.k.a. Dancing Queen = $10446.30. Ninth is Dancing Queen’s blog. Now this really surprised me. Almost twice the value of Mimi’s or Chun’s blog. While I don’t visit her figure-oriented blog as often as other blogs, there’s always an impressive array of figure photos and comments. But with posts since mid-2007, YouTube videos in her honor, plus Gurren Lagann in her eyes, maybe it’s not surprising after all?
How a Girl Figures a.k.a. Dancing Queen
 Danny Choo = $244477.00. Ah, finally, the big daddy of otaku-oriented blogs, DannyChoo.com! More than 20 times the value of Dancing Queen’s blog at a quarter of million USD. Wow.
Danny Choo | Website Value
However, what’s disconcerting is that despite this huge value, DC’s traffic stats are only a third of what they once were back in June 2008. Really? Take a look at the next two graphs below from WebsiteOutlook and Alexa, respectively.
Danny Choo | Traffic Stats @ WebsiteOutlook
What happened to DC? Well, here’s my interpretation back in September, which I still hold today. To paraphrase: “I’d pinpoint it to sometime in April-May when DC first launched the ability for readers to submit Member News. Once he did that, he triggered a double-edged effect~ (a) the amazing and inspiring interaction of readers and bloggers, but at the same time, (b) shifting away the burden of providing news from his own unique perspective, to the eyes of his members … at a flooding pace and scope difficult for the busy reader to match, without getting turned off by it.”
Danny Choo | Daily Reach @ Alexa
Incidentally, of the 10 sites I listed above, no less than 3 were started or restarted in mid-June or mid-July! Is it a coincidence that the “amazing and inspiring interaction” on DC also caused these same readers to decentralize, spread out or break away with their own blogging pursuits? Take another look at the graphs. Where does the line drop the steepest? Yup, in mid-June and early-July. But my concern is that the line doesn’t seem to trend in an upward path. Instead, my guess is that readers are visiting Mimi’s, Chun’s, Dancing Queen’s and other more-individualized “breakaway” blogs, directly.
On that note, have you noticed the female balance-of-power yet? Haha, if we take DC away from the equation, the top 3 values on my list are held by girl bloggers. Come on, guys! What’s up? Where’s our web appeal? LOL, dumb question. Fewer girls in a crowd will always attract greater attention from guys.
Apple iMac. Speaking of appeal, that Apple iMac’s got loads of it. Especially the 24-inch iMac. Mmm, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Ever visited an Apple Store? Of course you have, lol. My first time was back in September 2007 in New York City. Mmm, and I fell in love with it ever since. Often in the back of my mind, due to my skinny wallet, but always towards the top of my wish list. Months and months on my wish list. But with my aging 3-year-old Dell laptop pausing to take a leak more often these last few months, I’ve thought about an iMac more seriously. At the Apple website. At the nearest Apple Store two days ago. Plus the Thanksgiving Black Friday sale today. And oh yeah, guess what? I ordered one, lol. With 24-inch screen. Upgraded to 4GB RAM. Niiice. ^A^
Property of Mimi’s Rage. Last but not least, I bought something else~ Yup, a long- and short-sleeved “Property of Mimi’s Rage” T-shirt, both black, lol. Can’t wait to try them on. ^_^