Nate Silver on blogging:
For the most part we’re just trying to be interesting to people. I think we differ from a lot of blogs. We very rarely just say, okay, here is this that’s going on and here’s what Ezra Klein said and Ezra’s great, so you should read…. Instead, we actually - everything we do we try to actually have some original kind of substance there. We don’t just do a lot of linking around. In some ways, it’s not a very bloggy kind of blog.
Nate, obviously, runs a great blog. But as he says: Not very bloggy. Every blog can't be FiveThirtyEight.com. Bloggy bloggers should do a lot more linking to me. Even Nate Silver thinks so. And you don't want to argue with him. He is science.
(If there's one thing we know about comment trolls, it's that they're lazy)