After submitting 79 stories on Digg over the past one year (I know, that’s pathetic), one of my submitted stories finally made it to the front page. I have been active infrequently on Digg and probably would constitute as the 89% member [by the 1% rule] occasionally crossing over to the other 1-10% group. I have been burned quite a few times by many of my ‘quality’ links not being dugg enough to land on the front page. The maximum diggs I got on my submitted links was 15 and that wasn’t enough especially after Digg tweaked their algorithm. I gave it up few times and instead chose to contribute on Digital Journal, where incidentally I found the story that landed me on the front page [finally] on Digg. I didn’t even realize this until I checked my Digg profile as I do once a day.
The story that got promoted by actually just a screenshot of a FireFox browser with all possible extensions and add-ons enabled. You never know what people will like but I guess with a niche audience that has clear biases toward anything to do with FireFox, PS3, Wii, or Digg-stories, it wasn’t entirely unexpected. The story is going strong with 3094 diggs so far and is currently the top story for today. To be honest, this story was submitted almost a year ago (but didn’t land on the front page) with a different URL but I chose to resubmit it because, hey you never know if it might be an idea whose time has come, right? Yay!
I know, people make a post when one of their posts lands on the Digg front page and I am getting happy just because my ‘submitted’ link made the front page. What can I say, I am easily pleased.