In light of my recent Stumbleupon Story, I thought I’d share my Reddit Story.
I had NO clue what was happening to my name, my blog, and my world. (Funny, when people tell me I’m dramatic, usually I argue with them, I’ll stop.) I’d written a post about rape and some woman didn’t agree with me. Gasp! I know. Instead of commenting on my blog, she went ahead and took it to Reddit. Thank you lady, that was the highest traffic I’d ever had!
Reddit changed my life. The first thing I learned is that you really need to stand behind your words. If it’s not your best work, or is a diary by nature, Reddit is going to hate you. Out loud. I realized that I had to defend the words that I said and it may go on for days! Believe the stuff you write, get ready for anything and go get an account on Reddit. Most importantly, Reddit users read so they will turn into blog followers; one of my favorite discussions came from a Reddit user.
There are two ways to get your blog seen on Reddit. My way, and the right way.
My Way – Dine and Dash
This was actually fun, tons of accounts, dine and dash and never be seen again…. I posted my blog with no “comment karma” and as a brand new user. I did this many times, it worked, I had 800 views on my Kanye West post in just a few hours.
The dine and dash plan can get you a ton of hits, provided you pick the correct subreddit and have something controversial that people will want to discuss. Did you write something on swinging? It will do AMAZING in the swingers subreddit.
To follow this stupid method, make sure you learn all the subreddits and their rules, if they don’t allow blog posts, do not post there. I can’t stress that enough, follow the rules. A great default subreddit is TwoXChromosomes, it’s filled with pissed off people.
I can get you a list of subreddits that welcome bloggers, but I can’t do everything.
The Right Way – Engage and Make Friends
I suggest that you start an account as a person who intends to involve themselves in various debates and conversations. There is a conversation on any topic imaginable and truly, if you can’t find something to get mad at, stop taking the red pill. Make friends, every single website you have to engage and create relationships.
Spend as much time as you can gaining “comment karma” by chatting with people that interest you, knitting, guns, pickles and panda bears are being discussed, find them, they are your crew.
Once you have some friends and a few subreddits that love you, sneak in a post and cross your fingers.
I technically do not know if this will work for you, I tended to employ the Dine and Dash method and it has gotten me several thousand quick hits.
PS I received a phone call from my genius saying that “your name is caught in some spam ring on Reddit, did you know that?”
Yes, yes, I know. Skinz is no longer welcome on Reddit.