I quite enjoy the idea of BlogShares.com which a fantasy stock market for blogs. BlogShares places a notional value on your blog based on the number (and value) of inbound and outbound links. Shares in blogs can then be traded.

BlogShares is also useful for identifying blogs by people with similar interests. For example, most Oracle technically minded people usually link to Tom Kyte’s excellent blog and their blogs are also worth reading.

However, I am little perplexed as to why BlogShares thinks I have an outbound link to a Spanish blog I have never heard of, let alone referenced.

I also enjoyed this intriguing disclaimer on BlogShares about the outbound links.

This is a list of all recognised outgoing links from this blog. It may not be accurate or complete.

That’s a great basis to make investment decisions albeit fantasy ones.