I recently learned that a company called Onalytica calculates the influence of economics blogs, using the model of impact factors for academic journals. Basically, it is a question of how often you are cited and the importance of who cites you.
I was tickled to find out that Middle Class Political Economist is now ranked in its top 200 economics blogs, a new entry at #194. At the relatively tender age of 25 months, this was a nice pat on the back.
Of course, this is a testament to both my readers and those who cite me, and I'd like to thank you all. Also, congratulations to my friends at #34 Angry Bear, where I often re-post my articles.