I can't find the tweet, but I saw someone say recently "if the CMS gave me a few likes every few sentences I'd probably use it more"— EJ Fox (@mrejfox) June 30, 2020
Writers will have writers block for an article but tweet a whole 800 word twitter thread.— Serena Sonoma (@SerenaSonoma) June 29, 2020
Stephen King's thoughts on writing and his personal muse.
I suspect that there is a corollary to this that every picture included in the text will help to increase your readership, though possibly not by as proportionally a large amount.
In any case, while reading Melanie Mitchell’s text Complexity: A Guided Tour [Cambridge University Press, 2009] this weekend, I noticed that, in what appears to be a concerted effort to include an equation without technically writing it into the text and to simultaneously increase readership by including a picture, she cleverly used a picture of Boltzmann’s tombstone in Vienna! Most fans of thermodynamics will immediately recognize Boltzmann’s equation for entropy, , which appears engraved on the tombstone over his bust.
I hope that future mathematicians, scientists, and engineers will keep this in mind and have their tombstones engraved with key formulae to assist future authors in doing the same – hopefully this will help to increase the amount of mathematics that is deemed “acceptable” by the general public.