Attention Geek Trivia fans: Start using digg, reddit, and del.icio.us to pimp my columns!
One of my professional goals for the year 2006 is to get the
buzz-factor up on Geek Trivia. While I could do a lot of work and hit
up some potential syndication partners myself, I’d rather just abuse
the power of my office, my audience, and all the consensus promotion
tools on the Net. Now, I have just barely enough professional ethics to
be above submitting my own stuff to these sites–that qualifies as
shameful self-promotion (and probably wouldn’t work anyway)–but if any
of my readers use these services and wouldn’t mind tossing my name in
the mix, I’m not above begging for (or bribing) the help.
Whichever TR member successfully submits the most Geek Trivia to the
above and similar services will get a
can’t-buy-it-because-we-don’t-sell-it TechRepublic Smug Mug. For extra credit, you can go back into the archives
and digg all my old Geek Trivia columns, too. To prove your work, just
post a comment to this thread that includes the link to your profile
page on digg, reddit, del.icio.us, etc, like this one for the digg user ebrage.
The profile with the most obvious (non-scientifically measured) Geek
Trivia pimpage earns the mug. I’ll monitor this thread until the late
March, so the “winning” member can get the mug as an April Fool’s Joke
(not guaranteed to arrive by April 1).
Ladies and gentlemen, start your pimpin’!