robot/human wrote:The interjecting audience member represents a reader of the blog. By engaging in conversation with this guy, the blogger (on stage) has succeeded in "building a relationship" with his readers. This is signified by the fact that the reader doesn't even care what the content is, and is excited about whatever the blogger may offer.
edit: I really think this was the intended meaning. By this interpretation, the alt-text makes sense as well: it shows how much the reader will go through when he feels connected to the blog..
I agree. Also the title text hints at the viral marketing practices of bloggers in hopes of getting money from their blog. There's a lot of truth in this comic being that blogs can get away with rather uninteresting updates so long as they're often and the blogger writes something interesting once in a while. More content = more traffic = more money.
Honestly, it even applies to this webcomic; tons of people come posting about not getting the joke or Randall 'falling off his game' and yet you still read every new one regardless. Randall has a relationship with his readers and even when his comics are meh (which not many are when analyzed carefully) people continue to read them. I love this webcomic because it makes me think critically.