While I’m waiting for a new blogger friend to pick me up for lunch, I’m surfing and editing my next video at a local StarBucks (at Market & Stockton). The video’s going to be about “The Hidden Gems” at Macworld, including loads of interviews and demos of cool stuff I found which other web sites seem to have missed out. Since I’m on the road, it’s pretty hard for me to be in touch, but I have to thank SF for having so many unprotected (though intermittent) wifi access points.
On the tech side of things, I’ve enjoyed being in the spotlight with a surge in readership (35,000+ unique visitors yesterday). Via Feedburner, the pressure is also on to entertain an increased 366 RSS subscribers. Among my articles, the video of the MacBook Pro is now number one on my top ten charts with 45,000+ hits, topping my Peanut Butter Jelly Time by 2,000 hits. This is all thanks to Digg of course…
The more I use Digg, the more I realize how it’s very much like a business news wire… it’s like the plumbing of the news business but for fellow blogs and web sites instead. It’s amazing how much power the citizen journalist has, especially when you replace the elements of a newspaper pressroom with what we have through our digital cameras, personal blogs and syndication services (e.g. Technorati, Digg). It’s also worthy to note that my post appeared on tech.memeorandum, which meant that their secret aggregation service also picks up on non A-list blog like mine as well. Looks like there’s hope for all bloggers!
Alright, my friend’s here to pick me up now… thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!