Jo, it depends if you can deal with the troll-olol-olols.
I can't, generally, because I dislike their attitude and the fact that they ignore any reply I might put out there for their edification.
Doesn't stop me from biting their bait (and their tackle too, metaphorically speaking!) but it does ruin a chilled evening by making me angry and irritated.
If I ever get a trolling response to anything I write, it simply gets deleted and the user is blocked as soon as possible if I can, because they're just more infantile than words and lower than something a bear did in the woods. My reasonable side suggests that I spent all that time and effort putting a controversial point of view across, and I am not going to have it hijacked by some nerk posing with half a brain cell.
If someone wants a good old fashioned debate, and can back their assertions with links and fact, fair enough. But trolls can't, won't and don't. To my mind, they don't even understand reason, and that is unforgivable to me.
As far as writing controversial posts/articles just to make money goes, no.
Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.