Alright, I know what you’re thinking: what am I looking at here? For the uninitiated, this is the homepage of Digg. Okay, technically, it’s the bottom of page 2 of Digg. For the really uninitiated, Digg is basically a website where people submit (“digg,” v.) cool stories for other people to read. If others like the stories, they also “digg” them. The most popular stories make it to the Digg homepage. This sends lots of traffic to the page, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on the purpose of your site and how well-received your story is.
Okay, now you’re thinking: so what? Well, my friends, that middle story there, “Most SEOs are Crooks?“, which reached the Digg homepage about five hours ago now, was written by yours truly.
And also quite wonderful: Rand Fishkin, whom I’m sure you’ve never heard of, but whom I pretty much worship (professionally speaking, of course), commented on it. Sure, he directed his comment to Andy, the guy who actually owns and runs the blog, but I’ll take it. I’ll take it.
I know, you have no idea how I feel right now. Let’s just say when I got the e-mail from Andy telling me I’d made the homepage, and saw the e-mail notifying me of Rand’s comment,
I ran to the back where Ryan was with tears in my eyes.
You see . . . I have arrived. I am awesome. And I’m going to charge more for my Internet marketing services (j/k… maybe…) . . . y’know, if/when I get any clients. And yeah, I’ll have to start playing the “Hey, over here, my name’s not Andy and no, I’m not a man” game (I hate to be called Mr. McCollum). But that’s a heck of a lot better than the “Hey Google/Yahoo/MSN/Digg/readers/anyone?, my website is over here, pay attention to meeeee!!!!!” game in this industry.
(Grr to husband’s employer for hiring someone else without giving me the chance to pitch to you! I have awesomeness on my side. I have linkbait ideas. I have experience with your company and much success. Now you have overpriced, inferior services. Grr.)
You may congratulate me now. 😉