"I�m guessing that Blogpulse is about to become a lot more popular. Blogpulse Profiles adds a number of features that are completely new to the world of blogs. Most blog fans are used to tracking the top 100 blogs on Technorati, and seeing where their (registered) blog ranks in comparison - Blogpulse lets you check the rank of an arbitrary blog (say, mine.) With Technorati, the rank is determined by the number of links over the totality of the blog; Blogpulse recalculates rank on a much shorter term basis, which lets them present a graph of how one�s rank changes over the course of a month. (I was evidently much more influential early last month, when I was talking about Live8, than I am now.) It�s great fun to check out the rank of blogs I admire - a general observation is that the well-trafficked blogs seem to change in rank a lot less often than those of us on the outskirts of the A-list."
Things are pointing towards a weekend with a lot of stuff to play with! :)