It was just what I had been thinking today morning. I was having a look at my stats for my typepad blog and I found a google search for DirectCast that had sent a visitor. I had blogged on this topic, where I had talked about Paul Vick's blog on the same topic and pointed readers to that blog.
I just ran the same search on Google and to my suprise I was the third site listed. The first was a Hollywood company of that name, the second the MSDN article for that function and the third was my blog entry. Paul's original entry on this subject, which was what I was bloggin about, came fourth...
And my blogspot blog, which contains exactly the same post(I post everything double as typepad is still in beta and though I like it a lot, I am not sure whether I would be able to afford it when they do start charging) was no where in the first three pages.
Google gods work in ways normal human beings cannot phantom...:-)