The world is turning Disney and there's nothing we can do. -- The Beautiful Southit was may of 2001 when i wrote my first node. i didn't understand the ins and outs of noding, and because i've been slow to write my way out of the 'initiate' phase, i'm not sure that i've entirely figured them out.
i have noticed, however, that factual nodes are likely to do better than creative nodes. i have also noticed that those who have been around longer are more likely to get cooled than those who have just entered the e2 scene, but maybe that's an incorrect impression.
at any rate, the advice to avoid highly subjective writeups is sage advice, indeed.