So on point, Tom.
There's no aiming to please the entirety of the masses. Most of the time, if you are doing something worth while that is also important and polarizing, you are going to have maybe more haters.
The people who are attracted to you, however, are the people that are going to be with you thick and thin. I find it odd that in "real life" (outside the internet/blogosphere) if someone trolled you or shat on you — you'd walk away! Here, we find the fuel to bark back.
Of course all of this goes into the 1,000 true fans and other stats that help bolster the argument of turning your blogging into $$$.
I LOVE what you write dude. Taking these lessons forward with me.
***(also, if you are still taking contributors for PGSG, I'd LOVE to write!)