Lord knows I've resisted Rule 5 for getting blog traffic. It detracts from the blog's credibility in my opinion. But I am at heart moved by evidence, and being a database marketing guy, you always have to test ideas.
Not that a spike in the volume of traffic would change my mind about hiking my blog traffic would change my mind about posting eye candy from time to time. It's more about satisfying my curiosity about whether it would actually make a difference or not.
So here it is for you, some eye candy.
Did I miss the point?