Thursday, April 21, 2022

I nearly deplatformed myself

My blog has never been in the top (few) thousand, but after last week's link trouble my visitor numbers have crashed. It's a bit discouraging.

If I had known and had time to prepare and warn my regular readers, it probably wouldn't have been as bad. But, even then, only those who visit every day would have been expecting it, and I'm not sure how many that is. I know many (if not most) of my readers seem to visit a few times per week at most.

As long as I keep on blogging, I expect the numbers to rise from where they are now. And, since I largely write to help myself think things through, the blog serves a purpose whether it gets read by large numbers or not.

It is still appreciated when you share links to these posts with others on social media or in emails. Might as well not be content to sit in the dark talking to myself.


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  1. I am one of those people who visit several times a week (and some weeks, most days) and my reasons for doing so is because I like the way you think and mostly agree with what you have to say (and even the disagreements are not substantial but just the variations on a theme that are to be expected from individual view points). That said; I nevertheless believe that such sapient and discerning views are, and likely will remain, small minority positions at the fringe of the sycophantic herd majorities beliefs and actions and further, that such views are in the future likely to become even less prevalent as those who formed their opinions and lived their lives in a ‘freer’ (sic) society pass away. What exists now as the ‘norm’ in this country is something that would have seemed incomprehensible to me in my youth; a bad dream or a ludicrous joke. While right behavior consistent with individual conscience and personal integrity were never the actual character of any collective group majority in the past, now they are held in disdain and contempt even as models to be emulated. I think I will feel little or no regret when I leave this life. The physical world I still see as wholesome and good while the human society I live among is one I have no desire to be a part of but only to be apart from.

    1. I was never one of the popular kids. I learned a long time ago that things I liked or was interested in were outside the mainstream. I'm OK with that.

      I'll continue to be me no matter what is going on around me. I won't be the only one, even if it sometimes feels like it.

      And people like you are always welcome at my fire.

  2. I usually read your posts in my Feedly app, so I don't know if those get counted. I normally only actually come here to comment on something.

    1. I doubt it gets counted, but that means it wouldn't have shown up before, either. It doesn't really matter, I'm just using it to see if people are finding me again.