Being a regular Digger is time-consuming. Blind digging is pretty handy when your goal is to keep alive a community of friend diggers. There are some drawbacks to blind digging and pairing up with blind diggers:
- You slightly mess up Digg’s metrics and algorithmic adjustments, hence decreasing the value of Digg’s data.
- You can get 50 diggs for a submitted item, and not generate one single click on the item’s link.
But in the end it all comes down to quality content. Out of all the uninteresting content from firstname.lastname@example.org, some keywords sometimes catch my attention, so I check out the link. I like: I favorite it. I really like it: I shout it. Heavy Digger, light shouter.
Here’s some reality: digg is gamed beyond belief. Here’s the secret: Want to your stories to be popular and go to the front page? Blind digg. Blind digg everything the power users submit. You’ll get there soon. It’s a gross and disturbing display; digg is a mere shadow of it’s former glory.
Of course, with the technique above, sometimes you will get this message:
Aaah… Banning its top users and calling the others lame… Digg is so corporate!