Of late, there has been various discussions going on regarding the Technorati Fave Exchange Experiment that was started by DoshDosh.com a few weeks ago.
Currently, there are many bloggers split over this whole issue, and indeed I see various views put forth… but at the end of the day, I think it still boils down to the simple question of keeping it real/natural, producing good content on your blog, and not getting carried away or losing focus of your priorities – which is your blogging, after all.
I never considered the Technorati Favourites as a priority, and almost all of my faves to date were just to reciprocrate other bloggers that faved me as a goodwill gesture, even though I knew I was… for the most part, mass faved.
At the very least, it gave me an excuse to visit other blogs which was quite an interesting exercise in itself Some blogs I visited were good, entertaining, and informative, and so for me at least, the whole exercise did have a little merit – in introducing me to a few bloggers and their blogs, which I would not have otherwise known (although I would point out that only a few returned my gesture by visiting my blog in turn).
As for Technorati themselves stepping up to address the issue remains to be seen, but I for one will just be carrying on what I’m doing, (which is my blogging) and indeed nothing changes for me in this regard. How this all pans out will be seen in the coming future, but I won’t be breaking a sweat over it. I will probably be more selective of the blogs I choose to fave in future, though. Bear in mind, Technorati has not even spoken about this yet.
For further reading, Darren and Maki both have their good points regarding this whole issue.
Alright then, let’s all get back to our business of blogging, shall we?