To get to the front page, all it requires is having a bunch of your buddies vote for your blog. I've noticed the same blogs come up on Digg's front page over and over and over. And if it's not from one of the same blogs, it seems like everything that gets dug these days is a "Top 10 list". Top 10 reasons Mac is better than Windows, top 10 reasons Vista is better than Mac. Whatever. It's all really boring.
No matter what the Web 2.0 crowd thinks, there's something to be said for manually editing news. The most meaningful news still comes to me that way. This is why I keep my Wall Street Journal subscription.