Feb 242010
 

How Freelance Writers Can Use Digg

The worst thing a new writer can do is set up a Digg account and immediately begin “digging” his own articles. Remember, Digg is to share truly interesting content, and Digg members do not look kindly on self-promotion.

Profiting from Digg requires patience, but a few minutes each day will suffice. First, writers should create a Digg account and profile, which allows them to choose the topics that interest them most. Users can then become fans of and “friend” other users with similar interests. Contacting other members is vital to being successful on Digg.

Digging Articles Helps Increase Page Views

Next, users should take time to browse the most popular articles, and “digg” the ones they like. Digging is easy – for articles viewed on Digg, just click the “Digg” icon, which will change to read “Dugg!”, reflecting the vote.

For content viewed outside of Digg, it’s easy to submit. Many articles will have a “Digg” icon, like the one below this article. Simply click, and the content is submitted. If there is no icon, just copy the URL into the “submit” section of Digg.

Freelance writers should take the time to friend other members, digg their submissions, and digg other popular articles for awhile. Once their membership is established, writers can begin submitting their own work. Ideally, the members in their network will digg their articles too!

Having an article become successful on Digg won’t happen right away. However, once a piece goes viral on Digg, the exposure the writer receives can be well worth the wait.

More About Social Media for Writers

To learn more about other networking sites for freelance writers, check out How StumbleUpon Can Benefit Writers and Why Twitter Can Benefit Freelance Writers.

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