A Banner Day for Yours Truly

Lookie who got on the digg home page today:

digg screenshot

That doesn’t happen every day, so pardon me while I gloat a little. (Here’s the digg story URL.) In fact, it’s only the third time I’ve put a story on the home page. But this an interesting study in headline writing:

I submitted the same article to mixx, but used the boring headline that came straight from the Dallas Morning News article: “White House candidates offer plans to curb high gas prices”. I changed the title when I submitted to digg, came up with something much more interesting — a better hook — and the thing took off like wildfire. So, next time you read about the importance of writing attention-getting headlines for social media … listen to that advice.

One More Thing…

Speaking of social media, I wrote a guest post today for the Social Media Mom blog. You can read it here:

Guest Post by Social Media Dad, Matt McGee from the Matt McGee Blog

If you read it, let me know what you think. Is 10-years-old too young to start blogging?

One Response to A Banner Day for Yours Truly

  1. David Mihm April 29, 2008 at 7:23 am #

    Congrats, Matt, that is awesome! I guess I will start to spam you now if I need something to go hot on Digg (just kidding!!) 😀

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