Mainstreamers Have Digg, Anonymous Have Reddit. And What Do We Have?

I love both Digg, and Reddit. But neither is suitable for my content.

Lemme explain.

Digg is for Mainstreamers

If you visit Digg homepage, you will see trending posts from some of the most popular blogs ever. Fast Company, NY Times, Gizmodo, Gawker…etc.

As the list goes on, the pattern emerges.

And the pattern states that my blog, and very likely your blog as well, will NEVER appear on the pages of Digg.

Reddit is for Anonymous 

Whenever I want to find a meme that makes me look funny, I go to Reddit and paste it on Facebook.

Everyone has a chuckle, I get a few Likes, and some small connection was reaffirmed with people I know. Sweet.

However, my blog, and very likely your blog as well, will NEVER, EVER! appear on the pages of Reddit. Why is that?

Because our blog doesn’t explain how Peanut Butter is made. See below.

…and What Do We Have?

How do bloggers like you and I get their content featured on a highly trafficked site?

How does our content attract readers, commenters, and an audience?

Well, Dan and I have been busy this long Labor Day weekend.

On Sunday we rolled out a redesigned Triberr Member area, on Monday we redesigned the Homepage (see above), and on Tuesday we rolled out LinkedIn integration.

But let’s go back to the redesigned Member’s Area.

When you log into Triberr, you will discover a new kind of stream called Global Stream.

Ok, ok. It’s not much to look at, at the moment, but for now it imports and displays nearly all posts imported by Triberr in (nearly) real time.

Planned Improvements 

  • We will offer few default categories, like Trending and Hot, as well as New.
  • We will enable people to UpVote or DownVote content in their Global Stream.
  • We will enable you to remove posts from your Global Stream based on a category.
And ultimately, Global Stream will serve the core purpose of Triberr.

To connect like-minded bloggers to one another, help you discover an audience, allies, and peers, and make you more successful as a blogger.

I’m eager to hear your suggestions about the direction in which we should be taking your Global Stream.

Want to connect with East Coast bloggers? Join us for a 5 Hour Conference on September 22nd in NYC.

Dino Dogan

Global Force for Badassery | Founder of Triberr | Refugee from Bosnia | Writer for Technorati | Speaker | Lousy Martial Artist | Pretty good singer/songwriter | Hi :-)

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