This is from Robert Scoble. I wanted to post it as is, because it gets at some interesting questions about weblogging that I don’t have time to develop just now but need to get back to.
Weblogging Success Based on Traffic?. Is weblogging all about the traffic? This writer seems to think that traffic is all that matters. Hogwash. I don’t want the unwashed masses reading me. I want to link to smart people. If all you measure is traffic aimed at your head, then you’ve gone astray. To me, it’s “what can I learn by visiting you?” Do you entertain? Teach? Inspire? If you have only one visitor, but you teach that one person something that will change his/her life, isn’t that more important than having 1000 viewers of intellectual sewage? The National Inquirer has lots of readers. Is that what we should be aspiring to? If it is, weblogging will be an awfully shallow activity for most of you. I’d like to measure my weblogging success some other way.