In your FACE, Foreign Policy and CNN!
Seriously, no one really understands the Technorati algorithms for ranking. Here is how they define it:
Technorati Authority measures a site's standing and influence in the blogosphere.I've previously seen my rankings go as high as #4. For the past couple of years I have been in their top ten more often than not, but I've seen my ranking fall into the 40s as well.
Authority is calculated based on a site’s linking behavior, categorization and other associated data over a short, finite period of time. A site’s authority may rapidly rise and fall depending on what the blogosphere is discussing at the moment, and how often a site produces content being referenced by other sites.
Topical Authority measures a blog’s influence within its subject category. Blogs will appear ranked by topical authority within Technorati’s blog directory. Factors include linking behavior from blogs and posts in the same category, how well a blog's overall content matches the category in question, and other associated data. It’s possible for a blog to have authority in several different categories. The authority in each category may be different.
Technorati ranks some 18,000 blogs in that category.
I won't let it get to my head, but for now I have bragging rights to all my pseudonymous friends. Either that, or I have to make a virtual kiddush; the protocol is not really clear.
(My ranking in general politics has also skyrocketed, to #6.)