I think the thoughts around comments are dead-on. That is, it seems that when a piece has comments, that inspires comments - readers spend more time reading/responding/engaging. It's a bit of a vicious circle, I suppose. But, if you write a comment-worthy piece, you'll generate those comments which will begat more comments - which increases time spent reading the piece/engaging with it. Thus, more earnings. That makes at least some sense to me, even if it is frustrating.

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Andy Spears

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Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .

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