Excellent Tom Kuegler!
I like what Stephen King said,
“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well.”
And from one of the best books I’ve ever read,
“A click is a click and a pageview is a pageview. A blogger doesn’t care how they get it. Their bosses don’t care. They just want it…The headline is there to get you to view the article, end of story. Whether you get anything out of it is irrelevant — the click already happened…The question is not “Was this headline accurate?” but “was it clicked more than the others?”. The headline must work for the publisher, not the reader…There is no practical in our lives for most of what blogs produce other than distraction. When readers decide to start demanding QUALITY over quantity, the economics of Internet content will change.”
Lights out ….