Cynical Ploy Of The Week?
Are bloggers who suddenly write off-subject exercising their authorship right of expression or are they trying to boost their visits from specific gender or interest groups that are under-represented in their readership?
Are bloggers who institute ranking tables providing a valuable service to their readership or are they seeking to draw those aspirant bloggers to their site to check the ranking?
Are bloggers who create memes designed to promote less well-known bloggers acting out of altruism and the true spirit of the blogosphere or are they seeking greater traffic and more links?
Are bloggers who do any of the above actually doing both things simultaneously, acknowledging that they have to give in order to receive and thereby showing their marketing savvy?
Are bloggers who create a weekly post entitled, for arguments pupose, "cynical ploy of the week" tipping their hat to innovative minds and consistently interesting writers or are they making their own smart move?