Digg stories

On occasion, I like to post these. Of course I’ve already mentioned the reasons why.

But when I do post them, I don’t just post the link from the site. I try to take an extra 30 seconds to provide some extra information or a back story or something. I figure if I am going to make you read boring, geeky crap, the least I can do is kinda jazz it up a bit.

It turns out, I’m not the only person that blogs these. On Digg, when you view a story it tells you who has ‘blogged’ it. I click mine. Nicely formatted, bonus info, something clever. I click the others and guess what? just the link and the story snip. That’s it!

Worse, the others are ‘blogs that are full of nothing but Digg posts. zzzzzzzzzzz.

If you are a digger, then please take note. When sharing digg stories with YOUR audience, take the extra minute to put in some of your own words. At best it will give your readers a little something extra to read. At worst, it might garner you a spot at badblogs (c’mon now…I’ve seen your writing). Either way, it’s still better than running a static version of digg.

Published by Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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