I Am An Arrogent Jerk! I Amend My Ways

According to last week’s polls, I am an arrogant jerk! This news is probably least shocking to family and friends.

As a result of the polls’ findings, I will be removing all social bookmarking links in my RSS feed. I will also be seriously pairing down my links at the bottom of each post.

The poll concerning how many social media links to inlcude at the bottom of each post was a close call with the “1 – 5 links” category winning by only one vote. As a result I’ll only be including Reddit (so far my best traffic source), Digg (I can dream can’t I?!), Delicious and Stumble Upon. That’s four out of five. I’ll save one spot in case I missed someone’s favorite. I may change them around in the future as well.


  1. Wesley.Nonapeptide

    June 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    And I released this blog post too early so the polls are technically still open. Someone could vote and make another category other than “1-5 links” and make me have to change this post. Please don’t. =)


  2. philashman

    June 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Interesting that Reddit drives the most traffic to your site! I would have thought Facebook/Twitter/Greader would be the top three. I notice some sites don’t allow a full RSS feed which I always think is a mistake. In fact b/c I want the the full RSS feed in my reader, I’m quite happy with seeing Google Ads at the bottom. I know some people are pretty against it, but if I’ve spent the time to read a post you’ve spent time writing then what’s the harm in you picking up a few “impressions” from google?

    However I think you are definitely right in pairing down the links. To be honest I don’t even know how many people actually click on them anyway. Don’t most people have built in bookmarklets? or have I been living in Geekville for too long?


    • Wesley.Nonapeptide

      June 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

      Let me clarify that. Yes, Twitter is the best source of traffic for me on a daily basis. However, I view that as unnecessary to include at the bottom of my posts because it’s so easy to just copy and paste a tweet. Plus, most of my tweet traffic is generated by me and my automated tweet notifications when a new post is published. I suppose I could add Twitter to the list. Think it would be useful?

      Reddit is the best traffic generator for me that was not submitted by me.

      I’m skeptical about StumbleUpon, but added it because I hear about it everywhere. I’ve used it once or twice, but still don’t get the concept of it.

      I used Delicious back in the day, but didn’t find enough granularity to organize my links and thus ditched it. I realize that many other people lie to use it though.

      And no, I don’t use built-in bookmarklets. I’m not a huge social bookmarker or anything like that. The closest I come is the automatic “Share in Google Reader” link that I have in Chrome.


  3. philashman

    June 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Lol…yea…I almost solely use GReader and Diigo. GReader and Buzz work hand in hand for me, and Diigo is to cache one off interesting articles for posterity or post links for my classes or linked-in group. But I’m not a user of delic.io.us, stumbleupon, digg or any of those link sharing sites either. A nice even filtered list in GReader works just fine for the amount of time available in the day.


    • Wesley.Nonapeptide

      June 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

      I’ve never heard anyone mention Diggo before. I thought a bit more about StumbleUpon and just don’t believe that it’s the right kind of bookmarking tool for this blog. I ditched it and added Diigo. Enjoy! =)

      I’ll think about Twitter for a little while too.


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