Dropping out of the top hundred (almost)
I've never subscribed to very many of the true "A list" blogs, the Technorati Top 100. That's partly to avoid becoming part of the great echo chamber, partly because most of those I've sampled struck me as self-important blowhards.
("It takes one to know one" may be an appropriate response.)
But I did monitor two--or, as it turns out, three--of the hot sites. Until yesterday, when I removed the only two that I was aware were on the list. One of them, while amusing, just had more postings than I wanted to deal with, had a tendency to pop barely-safe-for-work images up on my screen when I was doing coffee-break browsing, and rarely included anything I actually wanted to read about. The other--which, it turns out, isn't in the Top 100 (at least as of today), although the former blog of this former journalist was part of that "elite"--is a case where what used to be an interesting set of entries seems to have turned blowhard.
I still have one of the Top 100 in my Bloglines list, although I don't think it was in that group when I added it. But it's a sparse blog and still relevant.
Dropping the two bigshots is a small act of liberation. It cuts down the noise and leaves a little room for less-known and more-interesting people, either from the library field or elsewhere.