How to digg-proof your WordPress blog

Every blogger hopes to be able to say some day to his friends: “I got Dugg!”. It means you’ve written something special that a lot of other people are interested in and it gives you a big ego boost. But there won’t be much to enjoy when your server can’t handle the extra work. In this post I’ll try to explain some measures you can take to be ready for when “The Big Digg” arrives at your blog’s door step. I’ll focus on WordPress in particular here, because that’s what I’m using. However, the concepts I’ll show you can be applied to any web site. There are a few things you can do to survive when you get Dugg. The key to my tips here is that you can implement them at (almost) no cost in advance of getting dugg.