Blog Fiction and Digg


If I wanted this post could probably be one sentence long. It would be:

Hoping to use the "Digg" service to promote your blog fiction is useless, pointless, and a complete waste of time.
If you don't know about Digg, it's a service where you can mark a blog post as something that you "dugg". The top "dugg" blog posts will be on the front page where they get more views from people who are bored and looking for something entertaining. Wikipedia has a more formal explanation:
Digg is a community-based popularity website with an emphasis on technology and science articles, recently expanding to a broader range of categories such as politics and entertainment. It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control.

News stories and websites are submitted by users, and then promoted to the front page through a user-based ranking system. This differs from the hierarchical editorial system that many other news sites employ.

Digg is really based on promoting a single post. Someone writes something interesting you digg that post, not necessarily the website. Also it's time based. The most recent articles are favoured. Each post in a Blog Fiction is as relevant 6 months later as it is the day it's written.(A few exceptions to this, such as Anonymous Lawyer)

Blog Fiction is about the Blog\Story as a whole. Even if Digg got a "fiction" category, I don't think it would help.

I don't use Digg on my fictional blog and I've yet to find anyone else who did. Despite it's wild popularity, it doesn't make sense to use on a fictional blog.


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