Being wrong is popular
Paul Ingraham • ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.
I have really noticed this in my publishing career: self-effacing mea culpa blog posts are always super popular... but I routinely get vilified for (correctly) calling bullshit. (This suggests an effective strategy for blogging success: be wrong a lot, admit it a lot!)
It’s easy to win forgiveness for being wrong; being right is what gets you into real trouble.
~ Bjarne Stroustrup