12 Reasons Why You Will Click Through To This Blog Post And Enhance Our Revenue Stream

1. We don’t have a revenue stream and you’re wondering about that.
2. You want to know how you too can get in on this lucrative idea
3. You want to know how to give us fat sacks of cash money.
4. You think this post will be funny.
5. You’re desperate for details: is it really true that Lindsey Lohan was seen exiting a motel in company with 2 chickens and a lawnmower?
6. Or was that Miley Cyrus?
7. You’re looking for something to be outraged about.
8. You think someone might be wrong on the internet and it’s your job to correct them.
9. You’re procrastinating on grading.
10. You’re looking for personal finance advice.  (in all the wrong places)
11.  You enjoy trolling?
12. There is no # 12.
THIS LIST GOES TO… ELEVEN

11 Responses to “12 Reasons Why You Will Click Through To This Blog Post And Enhance Our Revenue Stream”

  1. Contingent Cassandra Says:

    You’re doing it wrong. The items are supposed to be spread out over 12 extremely slow-loading (thanks to the mostly-irrelevant stock images they contain) pages, interspersed with at least 3 ad pages. And yes, just how far I get before saying “this is ridiculous” is usually proportional to just how badly I don’t want to do what I’m supposed to be doing.

    Also: ha!

    • Leah Says:

      Even if the information on the pages is decent, I often lose my patience on those pages. Thirteen paragraphs (one per tip) should be one easy page unless those pictures are completely relevant.

      • First Gen American Says:

        Ugh..this has gotta be one of my biggest internet pet peeves..especially knowing why they are doing it. I refuse to click through..just refuse. whatever it is can’t be as interesting that it’s worth my time. Actually, I do have one exception…I do go to the entertainment sites and click through the red carpet photos the day after an event if I missed it…but mostly because I like looking at the close ups of the gowns and I’d click to enlarge them anyway, so it doesn’t seem like they are stealing extra clicks from me.

  2. Leah Says:

    Last night was so #8. Did you know that Common Core is a government conspiracy to turn us into Soviet Russia? ARGH. (Not that we can’t have a discussion about what’s good/not so good about CC, but starting with that premise is, uh, inflammatory.) I could have let it go, because I’m getting better at random people’s weird opinions and skipping them, but a friend shared the article on facebook.

  3. Bardiac Says:

    Shouldn’t that be twelve weird reasons?

  4. Laura Vanderkam (@lvanderkam) Says:

    I’ve also been told that prime numbers click better. So you could have stopped at 11!


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