I should be used to this now, but I continue to be amazed at the power of ‘aggregator blogs’ like slashdot.
Just today one of the satellites I work on, Planck, put out a press release. I of course wrote something on the Planck blog about this and then proceeded to pimp the whole story to slashdot with links to the blog and other online Planck resources.
The story got taken up and put on slashdot’s front page and the mission blog has had over 1500 hits in the last few hours – not bad as it had only had about 6000 hits in total since I set it up well before launch. The blog is already number 30 on today’s WordPress ‘fastest growing blogs’.
I still haven’t managed to pimp anything to boingboing though. They’re meant to be even more powerful than slashdot at getting people onto your website…
ETA: Now up to number 6 in the fastest growing blogs with over 4000 hits today!