It happens from time to time. Someone comes along who just has to diss your efforts. This time it was an adios over format, the subtext of which is that the content on Inkophile isn’t worth a click to read. Oh, it was dressed up with other insincere junk, but when someone says he is leaving as a “mater (sic) of values and principle”, you know you are being trashed for lacking them. Sheesh.
A blog can be a time consuming endeavor. Some posts take more than twenty hours to research and write. There is one in the works that will exceed a hundred hours due to extensive product testing. When readers click a link to an individual post, that indicates the subject was of interest and is something about which I should write more often. Comments have the same effect. Hence, continuing to write posts has value especially when it is clear in which subjects readers have an interest.
Recently, posts about paper topped ink reviews for number of clicks. I had no idea this was going on until I happened to see the stats. With over 860,000 page views, it really is useful to know which subjects have the most appeal. So clicking links is how you help shape this blog.
Those clicks also inform retailers and manufacturers which products interest you as the result of a mention or review. This affects which products are submitted for review as well as what sort of products retailers stock. That sounds like a win for everyone.
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