Many professional bloggers will tell you that creating controversy is a great way to get traffic.
You can read about some of them here, here, and here. Obviously you don’t want to seriously offend anyone but a heated argument is sure to stir the pot. This past week I wrote a post on my design blog, Stealing is Never O.K. and man it got some attention.
I usually only post one or two times a month on that blog because I devote most of my attention to this one. On average I only get about 5 visitors a day on drewstauffer.com, but this weekend that all changed.
I posted the article on Friday night and when I came into work on Monday I had 49 comments awaiting my approval and when I checked my analytics I had over 8400 visitors over the weekend. My RSS subscribers jumped from 12 to 63 as well.
Creating controversy is a powerful way to get people’s attention and it does work if you can play the right angle.Commenting is not available in this section entry.