One thing I have often wondered is how many people actually read anything they find on-line that is longer than a few pages long. Given the reluctance most players would have to reading even a two page hand-out on a games setting I have my doubts that it is a great number. This became more central to my focus today after reading the Hill Canton's from yesterday.
So I wanted to ask a question and I am hoping to get honest answers that will hopefully be useful to all content generators looking for feedback.
What would it take to get you to read and review a setting, module or game?
Please be as descriptive as possible in the blurb about page counts etc. Cash? Swag? Artwork? Quid Pro Quo (you review my stuff I review yours) etc. If so how much? $0.10/page? etc etc. Saying something like "I will review anything that interests me!" isn't too helpful, what would it take then to get you to review something RPG related you didn't really have an opinion of?
Knowing what it would take to get the average RPG blog reader to not only read, but to review an item would be very useful if people are looking to get feedback (for improvements, or ego, why doesn't matter to me for this exercise).