What is it with A-List bloggers?

October 17th, 2007

In a discussion about comments on blogs, cialis generic ailment nationally-recognized law school blogger Ann Althouse writes:

A good commenter isn’t just a would-be blogger. He’s not just mooching off someone else’s hard-won traffic.

Although Ann isn’t saying it herself, viagra sales sovaldi it kills me when I hear the accusation that someone is “mooching off someone else’s hard-won traffic.”

Where did that hard-won traffic come from except from the author commenting on other people’s blogs, illness linking to other people’s blogs, and being linked to by other blogs?

There isn’t a divine right to traffic. And trying to build a readership by participating in other people’s comment sections is NOT mooching.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fuzz Martin  |  October 17th, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    I’m just leaving a comment here to mooch off of your traffic. Just as an example. I hope you don’t mind. I know you worked hard to win your traffic. ;)

  • 2. Elliot  |  October 17th, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    I actually won my traffic in a court settlement.

    Or was it a lottery?

    Either way. ;)

  • 3. mickey  |  October 17th, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Are you guys/gals referring to Stevie Winwood Traffic or Jimi Hendrix Crosstown traffic.

    Quality beats quantity. Or so I’m told.

  • 4. Mooch, Mooch, Mooch Mooch&hellip  |  October 18th, 2007 at 5:32 am

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