It's a fair question to wonder which topics do the best here. Everyone wants to be a hit and make good with the earnings, after all. But, based on what I've seen from other sites, it might not always be the best thing to focus on the best-performing topics.
I remember another site I once contributed to (Yahuuh?) and, a time when I'd stumbled upon a certain topic which had me indexing in the number one position on Google for months (Vampire Wars – the now defunct Fakebook “game”). I figured, “Hey, if it an be done once, it can be repeated.” So, I gave it a shot.
Sure, I indexed well and the page views were decent. But my regular readers were beginning to gripe at me for always writing on one topic and, my work suffered. It was keyword-loaded garbage.
So, I had found a popular topic and the page views were coming in but still, it just wasn't “right.”
I've since learned to share on those things which affect and inspire me, far more than earn me money alone. Even with the lowered page views, I'm still earning about the same – little more than nothing. I write now about personal stories, bits of information and the occasional idea.
Politics don't do well, as far as money goes but, it seems important to me. Spirituality is another topic which I'll never stop writing about these days. It's just the money which sucks.
Some writers will, however, do quite well with these types of topics. I think the key, though, is to be polarizing. A topic like politics and/or spirituality is nothing to try walking down the middle-of-the-road.
But, as for the rest of us, I really enjoy the stories of Melody23 's rabbit, Bramble. I enjoy hearing about her struggles, across-the-pond.
I like catching those awesome pictorials from indexer and there are just too many people from the Philippines I enjoy hearing from to list them all here.
And, who doesn't feel better knowing we're not alone in our complaints about treatment by the staff of Bubble-ooze (Thank you for that term, Scorpie .).
What I'm trying to say is, there might be some value to appealing to the spiders. But let's remember, we're writing for other Human beings.