When I first started with Digg a month ago, I was very optimistic about the results I would see. Before I continue, let me tell you a little about how Digg works. You submit a story and then you send a Shout (a notification) to all your friends. They then go to the site, read the article, and then vote for it. The more votes you get, the higher in the pages your submission climbs, thus the more people will see it. When someone sends you a Shout, you respond in kind. This is how it’s supposed to work.
I joined Digg and after a Digg exchange, I quickly got 119 friends. For the first week or so, things were fine, I received the Shouts and people responded to mine. Then, things started getting out of control. I would log into my email and be astonished to see 80 or more Shouts. I would eventually get through those and then find 20 new ones. It soon became overwhelming.
However, this was not the problem; the problem was that out of my 119 friends, only about 25 of them were actually responding to my Shouts. Here I am spending hours trying to be a good friend, only to find out that the vast majority of them are just deleting my Shouts. The other problem I found, was that the average length of visit to my site lasted less than 5 seconds, basically long enough to find the Digg button and click it.
I've Dugg my Last Digg:Part-2
15 July 2008
I've Dugg my Last Digg: Part-One
I am currently a stay at home father/teacher to two wonderful children. I have also authored two books: The Farm House The Farm House and Building Your Retaining Wall, which are both available through Kindle. I like to cook and experiment with new recipes.I also currently have a blog where I write about everything ranging from weight loss to landscaping and just about everything in between.