1) All the Good Stuff Has Already Been Written.
Really, how many recycled articles, plagiarized copy/pastes, and kitties with poor grammar does the Internet need. If it’s important it’s already been written. If it’s funny, it was funnier the first time. If a cat said it, well, OK, I admit LOLCats are funny. And what I said about all the important stuff already being written was a lie too, but I’m talking about digg here…
2) When I DO Write Great Stuff, No One Diggs It.
No, not here, over at Linux Journal. I’ve written some really great stuff, and no one at digg gives a crap. One of our staff bloggers can write a script that makes a “J” appear on the screen, and it goes front page. Maybe that’s what I need. Here ya go:
3) I Bought the Domain ihatedigg.com, Doesn’t That Mean I Can’t Play Anymore?
It still amuses me, much more than getting dugg ever would. Perhaps someday I’ll do something interesting with it, but for now, owning it is enough.
4) They’d Just Whine Anyway
If this article WERE to appear on digg, all the commenters would complain about how lame it was, and then they’d digg it anyway. Or they’d say “BURIED”, and some other guy would want to make THAT guy look dumb, so HE’D digg the article so the “BURIED” guy got angry that it got to the front page. Then “BURIED” guy would get all his buddies to click on the thumbs down thingy so that all the comments disappeared. That seems like a lot of effort for something so silly.
5) I Host on GoDaddy
I doubt my site could handle more than 12 concurrent users. If you crash my site, you’ll see that my GoDaddy username is “trunkboy” when the fail page comes up, and you’ll embarrass my kids. Really, who wants that?
6) I Don’t Have Ads
Why would I want traffic for this post anyway? If I had ads on my site, well then maybe it would makes sense. Digg traffic is almost never residual, they come, they eat, and they leave. I’d just as soon not tidy up after them.
7) I’m Only Writing This To Amuse Myself
I’m waiting for 1 server to back up, and 2 servers to update. I’m standing in a server room next to a rack of noisy servers, so shooting video is out. It’s too loud to listen to streaming music, and none of the other servers have good enough video cards to play any fun games. These words serve only to amuse me, and thus far, they’ve succeeded. 🙂