Roughly a week ago there was a sudden burst of requests from several podcasts to which I listen to please go to Digg.com and select them in the new Digg podcast area. Being very much the partisan for theses podcasts, I went out right away, created a Digg account, and, as they say on the site, “dugg” them all.
So now, about a week later, I was interested to see how the four shows I clicked on were doing as far as their Digg ratings went. In order of popularity:
Fear the Boot – 33 Diggs
Massively Online Gamer – 32 Diggs
Virgin Worlds – 27 Diggs
EQ2-Daily – 21 Diggs
This is a rather disappointing set of results.
I realize that only a subset of listeners to a given podcast ever see these requests in the forums, and that a subset of those listeners actually act on the request, but these numbers seem very small all the same, especially for EQ2-Daily, which got a boost on the EverQuest II forums with a post by Brenlo.
By way of comparison, The Instance, which is probably the gold standard for an MMO related podcast, has over 400 Diggs.
Even the World of Warcraft Podcast from Rotten Eggs Media, which only has 9 real episodes and changed hosts after episode 7, has 65 Diggs.
So, if you have the time and energy to create a Digg account, do so, and then click on the links to the shows above and digg them.
And while you are there, Digg GuildCast as well.