I noticed over on Gawker (who hasn't linked to me in like, ages) that a gambling site is taking bets on which blog will be at the top of Technorati's Most Popular Blogs list on January 1, 2007. Technorati ranks that list by how many other blogs link to a blog, not by total hits or unique visitors or whatever your favorite internet traffic term may be.
Presently topping the Technorati Hot 100 is an indecipherable Chinese blog, but the Top 20 is full of some of my favorite political blogs: Huffington Post, Crooks & Liars, and Daily Kos, with cool gadget blogs Gizmodo and Engadget both in the Top 5. However, unless I missed somebody, you have to go all the way down to #77 before you hit the first gay blogger, John Avarosis' vital AMERICAblog, followed by Pink Is The New Blog at #82, Andrew Sullivan at #83 and Perez Hilton at #89. My rank is 4154. Coming up on JMG: celebrity mug shots, baby bumps, and fashion dont's!