Posting the blog article (or at least most from what I've seen) makes me feel better about it. At least it doesn't feel like the same old 'click bait' bullshit I see on Facebook.
Driving traffic back here as Pvster stated is a cool idea. I know MC.com doesn't read many of the treads on their own forums... but if there was a way for topics/threads on on say WristTwisters.com (or any MC.com forum) to be featured on your blog and direct traffic this way as well, it seems like a win-win-win situation.
For example, MC.com posts some topic that directs me to the MC.com blog and from there I see a featured post on say 'Bike won't start after using NOS fuel additive' from gixxer.com. I'll probably head on over there to check it out increasing traffic on more MC.com owned sites. I'm sure there would need to be a process figured out to do this, but it should help drive revenue for the owners while also driving traffic to some of the lesser known MC.com owned sites.
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