I've no evidence that this works. I'll do a little stattage, for previously subbed poems, but my sample size is smallish and there are many variables.
It might be considered a cold way of going about things. As if I'm trying to rack up sales rather than follow my muse.
It's time consuming and it's not time spent writing.
I could be making false assumptions and limiting submissions.
AdvantagesIt's enjoyable and it feels constructive.
It supports a 'zine by reading it online, perhaps making the odd comment along the way.
I'm widening my reading, and thinking about successful poems in a meaningful way.
Now to the stattage, on 100 poems.
untargeted poems sold = 50%
targeted poems sold to intended market = 50%