Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trolling As Reading Comprehension Test

Trolling is a terrible, atrocious crime against humanity, et cetera, but there's one thing about it which is actually very useful: if you've written a blog post which threatens to push hot buttons but never actually does, you have a free "does not read carefully" detector. There are downsides to writing provocative things, but finding out who among your readership does not actually bother to read what you say is definitely not one of them. It almost always pays off in time management terms further down the line.