The Effects Of Digg on My Blog

digging The other day, I was fortunate enough to make the front page of Digg.com. I also made the top of del.icio.us. Somewhere in my mind, I had the vision that this would dramatically change my website. I figured I’d get some awareness, and that this would really build on the community of amazing people who’ve been with me over this last year. I’ve never wanted bodies for bodies’ sake. I’ve wanted more sharp minds for all of us to engage here. I think we’ve seen a few, and I’ve met some new names on the site, but here’s the truth of the numbers:

diggeffect

From before the big day to after, the net effect? Nothing. Neither on my web page directly or subscribers to RSS. Nothing.

Why This Matters, or Doesn’t

My experience tells me this about me and my content: you’re already here. I’m gaining 50-100 new friends a week. And that’s just plenty fine. It means we get to know about each other in a more organic way. And it also tells me that “fake” fast growth doesn’t do much to change my core community.

I feel good about this. It means that tricks don’t matter. Good content matters.

Rising Tide

We are at the heart of a social media and social networking revolution. And this might not be a money revolution, but it is most certainly a communications revolution. We’re now able to reach out to people, communicate in a rich fashion, and build stronger relationships using these tools. As such, I’ve found that my conversations here, with you, are pertinent to the revolution. We’re all figuring this out together, right?

So, to Digg’s front page, and any new folks who’ve stuck around, welcome. I’m glad you’re here. And to you who’ve been here for a little while, I’m glad you’re still here and still participating.

And for folks who haven’t said a word on this blog yet? Drop a comment. Peep. Say hi. : )

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    Chris,

    John Chow swears by getting dugg. I hope to achieve the same with my website.

    signed by oasisfleeting.tk and epsteins mother.

  • Sarah

    Thanks for the credits. =) It’s appreciated!

    Interesting results about digg to…

  • Sarah

    Thanks for the credits. =) It’s appreciated!

    Interesting results about digg to…

  • Idetrorce

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

  • Idetrorce

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

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    The best way out is always through.–Robert Frost (1874–1963), US poet

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    The best way out is always through.–Robert Frost (1874–1963), US poet

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    Politics is a form of astrology–and money is its sign.–John Leonard, U.S. journalist, in Esquire, 1969

  • http://www.leopix.com leostanley

    hi, good i am also will start digging here after

    visit my site too
    http://www.leopix.com

    thx
    leo stanley
    blogger

  • http://www.leopix.com leostanley

    hi, good i am also will start digging here after

    visit my site too
    http://www.leopix.com

    thx
    leo stanley
    blogger

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  • http://www.studwithswag.com Knowledge

    Very interesting observations from 2 years ago. The beauty of the internet is that my search for digg and some other content brought me here, to your page. I have enjoyed learning some of the finer points of blogging and coming to your site is just a stepping stone along the way. -1-

  • http://www.studwithswag.com Knowledge

    Very interesting observations from 2 years ago. The beauty of the internet is that my search for digg and some other content brought me here, to your page. I have enjoyed learning some of the finer points of blogging and coming to your site is just a stepping stone along the way. -1-

  • rrd11

    i googled 'how do i use digg for my blog' and this is the first hit…. very helpful… could u do the same for other sites as well? :) tanx….

  • rrd11

    i googled 'how do i use digg for my blog' and this is the first hit…. very helpful… could u do the same for other sites as well? :) tanx….