- I gave a test subject a domain ([redacted].enchoseon.com) and an email ([redacted]@enchoseon.com)
- I also set up their Content Management System (I chose Joomla for them).
- If the subject breaks any rules they will lose the domain.
– Do not buy any plugins.
– Get more than 17 unique visitors per week.
– Any inorganic traffic or backlinks will result in the site being revoked.
– If you screw up the site royally you have 5 strikes before you’re out. (White screen of death, too many redirects, etc.)
– Do not change the file storage location.
– Do not upload more than 500 mb of stuff.
Saturday – November 17
Alright, so I just finished the domain and everything. They have a trustworthy SSL certificate, a good self-hosting plan, and plenty of time to plan. Right now they’re on a cruise to Mexico, so they won’t be doing anything yet. Any hits they get until Monday will not count.
Quota: 1/17 (from me!)
Sunday – November 18
Nothing has happened. Except now I’m sick.
Monday – November 19
The countdown starts today.
Also, nothing has happened and now my throat hurts like shit.
Tuesday – November 20
A shocking a new development: My throat is absolutely horrible and I couldn’t even sleep last night.
Also, the subject has made their first post.
Here it is (the stuff in bold is my
negative commentary constructive criticism):
The truth about phones these days
As technology continues to become more and more powerful, so had the companies that make these mobile devices, which means, the prices of these phones will also start growing too. But, companies like Oneplus, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi somehow manage to keep to their prices low for their phones, meanwhile the companies like Apple and Samsung keeps putting their prices higher and higher but is still on the top of the market share. (Gee, I, love, writing, with, bad, grammar, and, lots, of, commas, too!)
“Why is this?” you may be asking. and “How?”. How do these companies keep their prices so low and make their machines almost as powerful as desktop machines at a fraction of the price, while companies like Apple have a fraction of the performances of these phones and their prices several times of the prices of the other other companies (Wowee wowee repeating repeating words words is is fun fun.) but still staying on the top of the market.
The answer isn’t just that easy to understand so here is some insight before we start. Apple who’s founder is Steve Jobs made the first smartphones. These phones were so much more advanced compared to the blackberry and Motorola phones that didn’t feature a touchscreen. Those were apples golden ages. (Yes, we get it, the touchscreen was a big thing, but your ability to capitalize is not.) But, soon other companies started rising up by adding to the features the original iPhones had which caused a lot of competition. While times were tense, Steve Jobs had passed away leaving Apple in a hurry to take over Apple. (I’m feeling like this guy right now.) Not long after, Tim Cook took in the place of Steve Jobs place. (Or you could’ve just wrote “CEO”.) This Tim guy had a quite different attitude to doing business. Apple soon cared mainly about profit over anything else which caused a major downfall in their quality like in 2014 the iPhone 6 that had launched was bending and there was the iOS 10 incident where apple purposely made the software drain the battery forcing Apple customers to get a new battery therefore increasing their profits. (Indeed, this ‘Tim guy’ predicted major breakthroughs like flash memory and invested in them, making Apple the behemoth it is today. He also wrote a letter to the DOJ about how having custom firmware with a backdoor for government officials was a violation of privacy laws. He also announced he would donate his stock fortune to charity. But of course, his main accomplishment is definitely about making Apple “sleazy and cheap” and not successful and rich. Personally, I’m a Samsung user because I frankly don’t like the way Apple is going. However, they are a worthy competitor that makes high quality products. Cook was under intense pressure as CEO and it is highly unlikely that Apple would have been as successful as it is today without him.) Soon after they took out the headphone jack out of their phones AND NOT INCLUDING AN ADAPTER IN THE BOX. Not only that their adapter are ridiculously costly and the quality wasn’t even all that good. But why does Oneplus over there have a phone with a price so low, includes a fast charger has an octacore cpu, 8 gigs of ram, A DONGLE IN THE BOX (talking to you Apple) (They’re not even listening), and still half the price of and Iphone. That is because of advertising. Companies like Oneplus don’t do advertising like Apple does. Oneplus makes the super powerful machines at a super low price allowing people like me advertise for these devices. This price is what makes Oneplus, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi still survive and thrive in the industry. But how does Apple still take up a lot of the market. That is also having to do with advertising because apple always have these celebrities use their phones while putting them on the big screen which attracts a lot of attention which makes more people want to buy it. But never the less, if you are a iPhone use right now, maybe for your next phone, pick up an Oneplus, Xiaomi or Huawei. And remember always stay curious.
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It’s his first blog post with zero views, and he’s already plugging his Instagram rather than fixing the countless grammar errors and spelling mistakes.
Don’t get me wrong, I rarely abide by the rules of writing myself, but slight readability is a requirement for a blog post.
Here are the current stats:
All the views from November 19 were from my devices and his Instagram self-promo only got one click (from me.)
I tried to analyze his writing with a fellow blogger’s using this tool, which is NOT comprehensive, but it’s fun to see how your paper ranks against famous poems.
His blog post got a 52.77 on the Flesch reading-ease test, which is between “Fairly Difficult to Read” and “Difficult to Read”. For comparison, the median of all of my posts on quantum mechanics and neuroscience is 51.88.
Saturday – November 24
The subject has not logged into the admin panel for the past couple days.
I think they missed my message telling them they were really far from the quota.
Monday – November 26
So they got 0 views, but I lied to them and said they got 12 to make them feel better.
Quota: 2+Bonus 10/17
Blogging is hard, but ruining someone’s day is not.