However to write something that is worthy of reading, you have to do research and post something people didn’t know. Bhagpuss did that about the investors behind Daybreak.
Then he got upset by the lack of traffic and had to rationalize it by rambling about the … sixties? He clearly believes that he worked his ass off to create something valuable and people don’t value it.
He is wrong. Discussion doesn’t mean being valued, it means being disagreed. The dumber thing you write, the more discussion you spawn. The internet trolls purposefully post dumb things to spawn “emotionally charged discussion”.
If you post something valuable, there won’t be much discussion, because people are unable to discuss. I know nothing about Daybreak financials. His post was the first time I’ve even heard of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. How could I add anything to the post in the comment section?
Sure, I could write “great post” or “I didn’t know that”, but that’s spam and if I delete them from my own blog, I sure won’t litter other people’s blog with it, even if they would feel better by it.
Did I remember anything about the doctor? Nope, it was too much dry information that I cannot use. But I do remember that there is a post on the blog of Bhagpuss about the topic, so if I ever get into a situation when I need Daybreak investor info (for example investigating corruption within a Daybreak game), I know to search for “Bhagpuss doctor Daybreak” and I will have what I need. Then I can also write a valuable, researched post instead of a comment pulled out of my ass in 2 minutes and reference his work, implying that my post couldn’t be made without his.
Knowing how important it is for him, I write it down now: thank you Bhagpuss for the work you put in to create information. May your blog be full of discussion-free, informative posts.
PS: one of my World of Warships games got into the youtube of a famous streamer, because I was together with another famous streamer. Hint: we lost because we had 2 extreme morons (who are the main attraction of the video), despite I did pretty well.