Blog Milestones

A few blog milestones worthy of mention today:

Technorati Rank: Top 1,000 (993)

RSS Subscribers: Over 20,000

Technorati Authority 1,768

Blog Reaction 11,017

That is simply too cool! 



Thanks to all of our new and longstanding readers!

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  1. Jay commented on Jul 3

    Congrats. Great blog.

  2. Loz commented on Jul 3

    Congrats on this milestone. You’ve got a truly good blog and I often recommend it to friends.

  3. James commented on Jul 3

    Thanks to you to share your insights with us!

  4. maximo commented on Jul 3

    congrats Barry! You are one of the best bloggers out there!!

  5. Michel Caldwell commented on Jul 3

    Barry, I don’t even know what an RSS feed is. I simply click on you web site 2-3 times a day whenever I’m on the internet to catch the latest. Thanks for your skepticism. Now that we no longer have Herb Greenberg I need an anti bullish antidote now and then to keep me from excessive irrational exuberance.

  6. Stuart commented on Jul 3

    Kudos to your BR. I also just noticed in the Technorati web page image you displayed… look how they spelled “Digital Media”

    Macro Perspective on Capital Markets, Economy, Geopolitics, Technology and Digital Meida

  7. AGORACOM commented on Jul 3

    Barry, congratulations…now use some of that juice to tell the world about how well our Canadian stock market is performing :-)

    The Greek.

  8. Paul Griffith commented on Jul 3

    Life is simple:

    There are only TWO KINDS of people in this world: THOSE who read The Big Picture and

  9. Fred commented on Jul 3

    Everyone needs to look at The big Picture.

  10. Dan Smith commented on Jul 3

    Barry, long time reader first time responder. There are many of us I am sure like myself who check in multiple times during the day to read your postings and check on the thread of comments. I thank you, and some of the contiributors for the education and enlightenment on many issues over the years.
    Continued success with the blog.

  11. wunsacon commented on Jul 3

    Barry, if I may say so: dude, you rock.

  12. muckdog commented on Jul 3

    Nice job, BR. You didn’t have to post pics of hot chicks on your blog to get the hits. Now THAT’S impressive!

    I think all folks are looking for is an intelligent discussion of financial issues and an opportunity to interact. Bingo.

  13. lutton commented on Jul 3

    Hey Barry:

    Congrats! I found my way here via Duncan’s (Atrios) linking, but now I check in directly.

    I’m just an amateur in the economics realm, but your analysis and commentary have certainly helped make deciphering the situation a bit easier and much more enjoyable.

  14. Mark E Hoffer commented on Jul 3


    more proof that Quality sells itself.

  15. breezin commented on Jul 3

    My feeling is that the success of this site is attributable to the fact that you tell the TRUTH. We won’t see a meaningful bottom until the deception and denial finally hits a capitualation phase. Obviously, were not there yet. The American public(Joe sixpack) are not that naive and their beginning to figure it out. You can fool some of the people some of the time… When the MACD, stochastics and rsi begin to turn up on honesty, the truth and realism, we’ll know a bottom is in place… Keep up the good work.

  16. MitchN commented on Jul 3

    BR, what Mark Hoffer said.

    From one Steely Dan fan to another, keep thinking, keep writing, live long and prosper!

  17. maurice hall commented on Jul 3

    Congrats on an addictive blog, Barry. It’s like crack.

    And at least the website doesn’t say Digital Medea.

  18. Mike in Nola commented on Jul 3

    All those hits are probably the CNBC people checking in to find out what’s really going on in the markets :)

    I am a TBP addict also.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

  19. Bob A commented on Jul 3

    “You didn’t have to post pics of hot chicks on your blog to get the hits”…

    but then… one or two now and then wouldn’t hurt would it?

    Maybe just the Sports Illustrated Calendar in the book list? Get a lot more clicks than those boring old money books.

  20. rudy_d commented on Jul 4

    I discovered your blog via Seeking Alpha and, after realizing that it was far, far superior to any of the other content on that site, decided to cut out the middleman and began going directly to TBP. Now I visit this site multiple times a day and am disappointed if there isn’t an update, but I realize that you’re a busy person and have other things to do besides entertain/educate me.

  21. Hedge Thing commented on Jul 4

    Well done, Barry – the best of its kind out there by miles

  22. DavidB commented on Jul 4

    Congrats guy,

    You oined it!

    I guess it just goes to show that sometimes you get more than just a punch in the nose for being a big mouth (;

  23. Greg Dursteler commented on Jul 4

    Hey just wanted to say I really appreciate your blog. I’m majoring in finance right now, and I honestly get just as much from reading your blog every day as I do from class–except it doesn’t cost nearly as much haha.

    Thanks for sharing your always interesting perspective on the economy, investing, and society in general.

  24. redshelby commented on Jul 4

    First-time comment, although I’ve been reading TBP 2 or 3 times daily for over a year. Before that, I didn’t even know what a “blog” on the Net is. Now, I think I’ve found one that I not only enjoy, but TRUST as well. Too bad your voice is almost alone in the wilderness. Keep up the great work.

  25. John commented on Jul 4

    Good show Barry. Like most of your visitors a check of your site at the start and end of the day is standard operating procedure. Quite apart from your own intelligent and commonsense insights I have to say the quality of a lot of the commentary is quite good too. You don’t seem to attract too many fruitcakes and I’ve actually learned things from your comments and those of poster. Keep up the good work.

  26. Arthur commented on Jul 4

    Enjoy the long weekend, Barry; you deserve a break.

    I’ve got a sense we’re entering a new phase: the bullshit artists are being revealed, Larry K is changing his tune and Main Street is twigging to the new normal plus the BP is getting a promised make-over. That’s all good. Onwards and upwards I say (or sideways or way downwards, as the case may be) with the BP!

    If I may presume to give advice in the form of encouragement: continue to resist all external efforts to categorize your work. That’s all distraction. Your dogged focus on compiling and evaluating empirical info while wearing your green visor in a dogma-free zone makes this blog important.

  27. The Financial Philosopher commented on Jul 4


    Thanks for all that you do. You truly are a philosopher! As a small token of my appreciation, here are some Michel de Montaigne quotes that seem to capture your spirit:

    “I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.”

    “I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind – and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.”

    “I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.”


    Kent (The Financial Philosopher)

  28. Roger Bigod commented on Jul 4

    Good numbers, and no surprise to your long-term readers. More important is the “Class Guy” ranking. I can’t find my password to that site, but last time I looked you were in very good standing.

    My only worry is the threat of animation in the new website design.

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