What Happens When You Blow Up On Reddit

October 17, 2018

Today I blew up on Reddit!

I've never used Reddit too seriously before, just the odd comment here and there. I still don't really understand what's it for, how it works or how it can help me!

 

Imagine my surprise then, when a photo I took of a Mario themed pumpkin I made years ago that I posted on the r/gaming thread in the run up to Halloween FRONT PAGED within about 4 hours! At time of writing it has received over 35,000 upvotes, and it's my first ever post!

 

So what happens to you when you hit the Reddit big time? Well let me tell you 5 things that happened to me!

 

I GOT LOADS OF KARMA

 

I went from having 6 Karma, (not even enough to edit my profile picture) to over 6000! I hastily added my logo and a cheeky plug for my Twitch channel.

 

Notice, I only gained 2 followers!

 

I WON A SILVER AWARD

 

I Reddit you can gift people awards (including gold and platinum ones) to show appreciation for a post. This costs money which serves as a donation to keep Reddit free! 

 

BOTS STARTED TELLING ME WHAT WAS HAPPENING

This useful bot was where I first discovered the news. By the looks of it I peaked at #17 in Reddit world which I think is pretty cool! I also know from the link it provides that I was on the Front Page for around 1 hour and 30 minutes

 

I REACHED THE R/GAMING TOP 10

In fact I placed at number 2! Unbelievable!

 

I BECAME PART OF THE ELITE

The funniest thing by far of this experience is that I became an approved submitter the the Popular Club and Eternity Club. POPULAR POSTERS ONLY the description declares. For all the haters, look at me now! I'm popular!

 

All in all this was a fun day. In fact, this whole week has been good for my social popping, namely:

 

- My second ever Reddit post. 535! Still pretty good!

 - And also this picture of a Chicken Kiev I drew in Paint. What a time to be alive!

 

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