The point of the linkology article (although it is really more a list with a paragrah intro) appears to be that breaking into the A-List, to be one of the top read blogs, is tough. Perhaps even tougher than breaking your news into traditional media. A public relations professional pitches stories in old world media to writers and editors. News media are looking for something NEW and actually have a NEED for the PR Professional.
But back to the graphic. I don’t think it is fair that the image shows only links between those blogs. Why not show it more like a network diagram? In fact, based on the visual it looks like a the good old boy’s club, yet I know that boing boing links out to other random (wonderful?) sites almost hourly.
Hopefully the challenge for bloggers is like the challenge for PR professionals; be interesting and be honest and hopefully the story will develop legs. If that doesn’t work host a huge party and just throw money at the problem.
And oh ya, I found the linkology map through this Doc Searls blog post. And he is one of top 100. I am not. So I am telling nobody about the popularity of others to perpetuate the blog club. Go figure. <g>