A lot of people want to get traffic for their blog more than anything else. Digg is one of the biggest social bookmarking sites, and is famous for sending huge volumes of traffic in a short time (other sites can do it, too, such as Slashdot, but it's much harder to get a story on there, as it has to pass the editors).
So, how do you get on Digg? Well, you can add a button to each of your articles to allow users to submit it (or vote for it, if it's already been submitted). That allows it to get on there in the first place, and may yield dribs and drabs of traffic. If you have friends who use Digg, you can get them to vote for your story, too, so that the social herd instinct starts kicking in ("Hey, this one interested x people already, I'll go check it out!").
One of the most important things, though, is to recognize what topics are of interest to Digg users. This is true for any social bookmarking site, of course, but this article is about Digg. So what do Digg users like?
If you can't guess by the title of this article (the results are at the bottom of this article), you need some serious help. Digg users love politics (with a liberal slant), IT (especially Apple), and of course, articles about Digg itself.
So what are you to do if you don't like any of those things, or don't want to write about them? Well, there are a few other topics that are slightly less popular, including games, photos, and general web related things. None of those float your boat, either? Find another social bookmarking site… Digg users like what they like (see my point above about knowing the interests of the site's users).
For those of us who (generally) write in a niche not popular amonst Digg users, one you might be interested in trying is StumbleUpon, which has more targeted traffic, and users who are interested in a much wider range of niches (You don't see that word plurarlized much, do you?).
So, for Digg users:
Steve Jobs has, as of the time of my writing this, 3388 stories with the highest one having 7013 diggs.
George Bush has 4486 stories, with the highest one having 6268 diggs.
So, if it were a fight, George Bush landed the most blows, but Steve Jobs landed the best shot.
* My apologies to my regular readers… I allowed myself to get bored, and didn't have enough time to write a self-development article up to my normal quality, so I decided to let my humor express itself.
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