If you’re the type of person who tends to obsess over your traffic (we don’t, no we don’t, no siree) then you’ll find this post on Kottke.org fascinating. It compares the traffic the Kottke blog received when a story it posted appeared on both Slashdot and Digg. The whole thing is definitely worth a read, but in summary Slashdot sent through four-times as many links as the new kid on the block, Digg.
Digg put through 20,000 visitors and Slashdot about 84,000. My experience, and the experence I’ve heard from others, is that even your A-List bloggers cannot come remotely close to driving anything like that level of traffic which kind of keeps in perspective where blogs still exist on the Internet hierarchy.