I pay a lot of attention to what brings people into QAInsight.net and I have to say I’m surprised, disappointed, and flabbergasted by what people are interested in…
I want people to be interested in QAInsight.net due to it’s Quality Assurance and testing tool posts, and I’ve done my best to market it that way by doing things such as allowing my content to be blog farmed at TestingReflections.com so that the posts sit next to other popular QA peoples in the industry (Bret Pettichord, James Bach, etc). Doing this has helped bring in readers and traffic (which is great)! But what bugs me is that my shocklog entries are the traffic drivers for QAInsight.net!?
Check out how my post Six reasons why Robert Scoble is Mini-Microsoft caused a surge:
And how Death toll rises due to FireFox made a mountain out of a mole hill.
I don’t get it… People would rather read my gossip and fiction over a QA related post? Hey now, I know, I know. Yes, QA can be boring. Yes, QA doesn’t apply to everybody but gossip and fiction sure does.
I like to write both (fact and fiction) but the fiction is hard to swallow because I didn’t create the site for that. What are your thoughts? Do you want more “Enquirer” type posts? Should I move those type of entries to a separate category? Should I not change a thing?