That's all well and good, but other than the glow of goosing my statistics (I crossed the 200K barrier this week) I doubt it does much for return traffic. I can't imagine that the kinds of visitors that leave comments like this:
i like u so much i read your book called rockywaves it is so cool i really want to go to some of yo concerts to see u in real life and so i can get yo autograph.... ttyl ttyl is talk to u later... bye bfflhave much interest in reading how Ben Bernanke's policy of quantitative easing works.
It's a humbling phenomenon to witness. All of the thought pieces I've put together, all of the analyses and commentary I've written is dwarfed by a single throwaway bit I did to see if I could get hits by repeating the phrase "Hannah Montana" over and and over again with an image of Hannah. It's kind of hard to lie to yourself that you have some intellectual impact in the world when you get 800 hits on Hannah Montana and 40 on economics, politics or theology.