Thursday, October 21, 2010

My 15 Seconds of Geek Fame

Yesterday, some kind soul submitted one of my blog posts to Reddit, a service that encourages people to rank websites. For a very brief moment, my article was in the top 5:

Heck, for a moment there I had written something more popular than Peter Norvig - a near impossible feat considering his legendary geek status.

This of course was fun, and I'm tempted to print out a copy of the screenshot for my Mom to post on her fridge.

It always surprises me what content people end up connecting with. I've written many a post thinking this is The One - the one that will earn me massive amounts of traffic. And of course, nothing. And then this post finds traction - it really is pretty random.

My rule is, and will always be: write for myself. Everything else will take care of itself.

2 comments:

  1. you actually have a lot of posts that have been submitted to Reddit and done well. A most of them end are in Programming and Scheme subreddits but they are in a lot of places... looks like you have lots of loyal readers who like to share you thoughts
    http://www.reddit.com/domain/benjisimon.blogspot.com/

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  2. Why thank you Nick for sharing! Look at that, more reasons to be proud.

    My mum will be delighted!

    -Ben

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