Ed Cone: “If you want flow, if you want a huge number of people to come to your website, does anyone know the one-word answer to that? Porn. Another way to get high flow is to be super partisan.”

He says: “I’m trying to build the biggest community for my voice that I can possibly build.” Is that a noble experiment in niche community-building or megalomania? He emails links to posts to other bloggers that get high traffic. “Links are the currency… you’ve got to cast your bread upon the waters… there’s a payoff to your altruism.”

“Have a take, and don’t suck.” Words to live by.