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Stumbling Upon StumbleUpon.com

By Brian | July 31, 2008 | Share on Facebook

There’s a site out there called StumbleUpon.com.  It looks to me like another iteration of Digg or del.icio.us, where you can tag a page as interesting, and then “friends” of yours can look at your list & click through to a page.  Some sites have a ridiculous string of icons at the bottom of each post to make it easier for people to register with these sites.  Here’s Scalzi’s:

Anyway, I’ve always avoided putting these kinds of things on my blog because a) I find them rather annoying, and b) I assumed that relatively few people ever really clicked on them.

Maybe it’s time to reconsider.

Apparently, an 18-year old guy from Pickerington, Ohio stumbled upon my entry from back in November of 2006, in which I commented on Premiere magazine’s list of the Top 20 Overrated Movies of All Time.  It’s always been one of my most popular entries, probably because of all the Google-friendly keywords in the text.  Anyway, by “most popular,” I mean it gets 10-30 hits per day.  Yesterday, though, thanks to Mr. Pickerington, Ohio, that page received 520 pageviews!  And 90% of them came directly from the StumbleUpon page.

Kind of makes you think – self promotion may not be the worst thing in the world…


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