Think about it.
You have a blog. A good blog. And you write a lot.
You have a growing number of readers, coming to your site via their preferred rss feed reader.
One day you write a really good article.
You post it, and immediatly it has great exposure and visibility: is on top of your homepage and it appear inside your feed, so search engines and people are aware of it.
Your article is so good that a lot of people digg it and reddit it and you get a lot of backlinks from other bloggers. You’re very proud of it, because it’s an article that really is useful for your visitors.
But what happens to the same post after three months?
I am blacklisted by Digg. Whoa.
One single post (my first post on this blog) and I’m already blacklisted. I think it’s a sort of record!francesco mapelli
A few hours ago I launched this blog.
I wanted to launch it with a nice Digg experiment, so I wrote Let’s Crash My Server and submitted it to Digg. Visitors started to came, I received about 30 visits in a few minutes… but suddenly visitors stopped.
Because someone buried my story.
I don’t know who, I don’t know why, what I know is that somehow, someone and for an unknown reason buried my story. My article is not that bad. I assure you it is better than a lot of articles that gets 15 diggs. But this is another story.
What I’m asking myself is:
A while ago I started a couple of experiments to understand the power of the digg community. After some minor testing, now I think I have to do a serious experiment.
So I completely cleaned this domain (www.mapelli.info) that was unused (traffic was almost null), I changed hosting service switching from windows to linux, installed WordPress from scratch and started this blog with a single post.
this post.francesco mapelli