Texas veteran metal detectorist Dick Stout has a post on his "Stout Standards" blog (Oct 14th 2015) called "How to Attract Readers… [to a metal detecting blog]"
[It is] Amazing what attracts people to my blog… Share a post about knocking on doors, updates from the UK, views on a detector, or an interesting news article, and nada. Throw one out about someone slandering you, and bam, hundreds of views.
or post something slanderous about archaeologists and conservationists too, which is what the cantankerous old has-been has been doing alongside moaning about his septuagenarian aches and pains which prevent him from actually doing any metal detecting. Now he's complainiung that a fellow metal detectorist called him a "fake, phony and fail[ing] to do anything positive for the hobby". Yet the "Stout Standards" blog is indeed one of the worst advertisement that the hobby has to offer.