LAMB Report #4

by Dylan · April 30, 2008 · Announcements · 6 Comments
The LAMB celebrated its 85th member just the other day (who was celebrating her one year anniversary coincidentally), so it seems a fine time to check up on some other news:LAMB Membership
By the time April is over, I will have posted the 86th LAMB, giving us 24 for the month, setting a new record. I’m tempted to put the goals for the coming months even higher, but will hold back for now. Still, we should hit 100 sometime in May, and at the projected rate look to hit 200 at the start of September. (Click to enlarge chart.)
The LAMB Leaderboard
Believe it or not, as competitive as I am, I actually would rather not see Blog Cabins as the top spot in the leaderboard. I wouldn’t mind being in the top five, but I’d love to see it get knocked out by the latest site (such as Row Three) or an old favorite with lots of influence (like Final Girl). Better yet, surprise me. Also, the leaderboard looks 60% generic right now, which leads me to…

Random LAMB Banners
I’ve received nearly 30 of these (and that is great, really), but there are plenty more sites that should be visually represented. If you’re a relatively new LAMB, read more about the banners here.

The Sirens of the LAMBs
After 13 years, 8 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 13 hours and 6 minutes, the Sirens event comes to a close soon, as we’re just about down to our final pairing. Thanks to all that participated, and an even bigger thanks to Nick of R2D2 for his work in putting together this event.

The deadline to vote will be Monday night at midnight Pacific time, and I’ve decided to start doling out the awards on a periodic (most likely daily) basis starting the following day. That’s called a tease, my friends. All of you that have voted already (and those that plan to) are awesome; the rest of you just might find a horse’s head in your bed one morning…

Summer of LAMB
The latest event (predicting the summer box office) has an entry deadline of this Friday (May 2) at midnight Pacific time. It’s really easy, and you just might win a prize. Details can be found here.

The LAMB Forum
It’s lonely. Come visit it. Give it your feedback (and love). But seriously, there’s a handful of users constantly pondering (well, maybe not constantly) what the next LAMB event should be and how to make this place better and work harder for all our benefit. We need your help!

Related but separate from that point, I do think about our growing numbers and place in blogville. With upwards of 100 sites (most of whom are still active), we have a growing sphere of influence and power, whether we realize it or not. What we need to figure out, though, is how best to harness that power. I don’t know what everyone’s traffic is, but I know that collectively, it’s probably pretty damn high. Now what to do about it…

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6 Responses to LAMB Report #4

  1. Nick says:

    lol… I loved the bit about Sirens.

    As for what to do about our collected views? Gather them up and send them my way!

  2. Daniel G. says:

    Fletch, it just needs to be said that your work in shepherding all of the LAMBS a.)doesn’t go without notice, and b.)is flippin’ amazing.

    Seriously, though, can you start to be referred to as The Shepherd? I’m going to start calling you that anyway, so get used to it.

  3. Fletch says:

    Well there’s this passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.” I been sayin’ that sh*t for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never gave much thought what it meant. I just thought it was some cold-blooded sh*t to say to a motherf*cker before I popped a cap in his ass. I saw some sh*t this mornin’ made me think twice. See now I’m thinkin’, maybe it means you’re the evil man. And I’m the righteous man. And Mr. 9 Milimeter here, he’s the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you’re the righteous man and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish. Now I’d like that. But that sh*t ain’t the truth. The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be a shepherd.

    Thanks, Daniel. 🙂

  4. Daniel G. says:

    There’s no way to match either the wittiness or the appropriateness of that reply – all I can do is acknowledge it…Shep.

  5. Fletch says: just gave me an idea. Maybe I should be this guy instead:

  6. Yeah! You can be the Chief of the Tribe of Sheep! I really liked the way you used The Godfather in your little rant on the LAMMYS and those that aren’t voting! I’m glad I’m not in the dead horse category!

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