Blog ratings (a rant), a funny dog-pic to start the day, and a question about the Budget (for Madmom or anybody else)

Februarie 18, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

How does this work? My blog is on the list for most read blogs, but my “rating” went from 173 to 573 despite yesterday’s almost 900 hits?  See why I don’t understand maths? (Or did they forget to include MyNews24blogs in the ratings?)

My sister yesterday listened to Gordhan’s budget speech, and she heard he specifically thanked the 3,2 million individuals who paid their taxes last year. Is that POSSIBLE? I really hope she misheard, because how the hell can we expect a country to run full steam if we have more than 45 million people in the country and only 3,2 million individuals pay tax. I think there are about 3,2 million working people in Joburg alone. Does anybody have that figure?

See ya later! Off to do a good deed for my friend who had a mastectomy. 

13 antwoorde op Blog ratings (a rant), a funny dog-pic to start the day, and a question about the Budget (for Madmom or anybody else)

  1. great question – I’ll pass and smile!

  2. He, he, he… Never mind the rankings, people enjoy reading your posts and that, at the end of the day, is all that matters… 😉

  3. polvy het gesê op Februarie 18, 2010

    Only the powers that be can understand the ratings.

  4. Thanks Valleyman! You back?

  5. Obviously I’m not “powers that be”, cause I can count…

  6. jared het gesê op Februarie 18, 2010

    I’m sure you’ve heard the statement that 90% of this countries wealth is held by 10% of the population, and in the speech Gordhan states that half this country lives of 8% of national income… SO yeah, there’s alot of people working, there’s a 38% unemployment rate and most of the employed people don’t earn enough to pay tax… Add to that a few who get away with not paying and what you have left is a pothole fund, food and entertainment for 20 kids and their mom’s and some lani cars :/ Which is why sin tax is so important to them 😛

  7. Thanks Maddy, I thought 3,2 million sounded dubious.

    Jip, this is her second mastectomy (this was profilactic, just in case the cancer decided to come back) and she has the spirit of a fighting bull. 🙂

  8. Er, kinda I guess…. 😉

  9. I posted on the ‘most read’ Tuesday…Screwed up system…

    And don’t get me started on tax payers!

  10. rbh het gesê op Februarie 18, 2010

    funny you should mention that. I usually sit around the 450 mark, but yesterday was at 900. didn’t make any sense at all. Must be a BUG lurking.
    loved the piccie.

  11. zephur het gesê op Februarie 18, 2010

    8% van die bevolking dra die ander miljoene…ja ons subsideer.

  12. What a classic face!!Hehe….love it! The ratings confuse everybody! I think the tax stats are shocking, even if there are more that pay it cant be too much more :o(

  13. Thanks for the visit, Brownie.

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