It occurred to me I should address this. There is a possibility I may lose power and or comms over the next 24-48 hours. If it happens, odds are it won’t last long. I’ll be back on asap in any case. I hope everyone is weathering the wrath of Ian as well as possible. Cheers. P
Today, the Old Blog turns Ten!
If you remember this post, then you’ve been around a while and have a good memory:
After the 5,000th post, last month, things have necessarily slowed a bit. The readership had already slowed rather dramatically following my departure from useless social media and the late disruptions in the search engine metrics.
To all of you who have been a part of the show, thank you. Now, we move onward. What’s ahead? Probably not more of the same. There’s still the idea of a column “only” site at a new home. And, I may integrate that concept into a new author landing site. Or something. At any rate, the old blog will hang on as an archive of sorts. There’s plenty here. And, if need be, the archive is mobile. Note: perrinlovett[dot]me is paid through the end of this year. In the event of laziness on my part – circa 2014 – then perrinlovett[dot]wordpress[dot]com will always work.
My take on various matters has changed somewhat; I started writing here at the end of my libertarian phase, progressing into the hard-right Christian and the omni-nationalist. Aside from a technical correction or two, I’ve largely left things as they originally appeared.
There will be, going forward, a much greater concentration on books, especially novels. As-is, I have 3 free ebooks offered under “Books.” So far, they’ve been downloaded a combined total of over 3,150 times. WP didn’t track downloads before 2019, so it is most likely that Perrin On Politics (2015) “sold” an extra 500-1000 free copies, thus bringing the tally to or over 4,000 free book “sales.” These are not “best-selling” figures. However, all three have outperformed the woeful average distribution for all books published in general. Sold Out, my entry in the absurd shortest novel imaginable category, has done so by a factor of about ten. These numbers are on par with my other paid sales. I’m a mediocre-selling author! You’ve doubtlessly received your money’s worth. And, if I had a nickel for every free book given away, I could buy a nice cigar!
Anyway, I recall Vox Day’s final column at WND: 11 Years of Failure. 10, like 11, is a long time. I won’t call if “failure” even as I haven’t really changed much of anything with the past 3 million words or so. Rather, it’s 10 year of entertaining memories.
Thanks, again, for sharing in them. More to come.
It’s a slow day in a slow week coming off of one of the slowest weeks in recent memory, here at the old blog. This month is shaping up (down) to be one of the lowest-traffic affairs in years. A slow year, under various shadow bans, in an age of declining literacy. Yet and still, tomorrow I’ll have another gem of a column for those bold, loyal readers who happen by. Stay tuned.
We’re also on an imminent approach to POST 5,000!!! And the Ten Year Anniversary. And, accordingly, some likely changes. Stay tuned.
Happy Holy Easter Weekend, all!
I’ve been thinking. The old blog’s 10-year anniversary is right around the corner and, even closer, I’m about to hit post number 5,000. Everything so far, here and at the PPN podcast/show, has been free to listeners and readers. That is and has been, in many ways, problematic.
What I’m thinking about is writing more fiction with the aim of someday doing that exclusively. In the interim, the idea is floating in my head to do a combined daily podcast, similar to PPN but all on my own, WITH(!) the weekly column. This combo could either be hosted here or at a new platform. Here’s the great part! All of this would be for paid subscribers ONLY! It wouldn’t be (won’t be) overly expensive, but it wouldn’t be “cheap” either. It damn sure wouldn’t/won’t be free – the cult of free needs breaking, friends.
I’ll keep tinkering and keep you posted. If it happens, you’ll read/hear it when you pay for it.
Well now. It’s been almost ten years and almost 5,000 posts here at the old blog! I anticipate hitting the latter number just around the time of the former anniversary. I’ve also scheduled our first (overdue) stupid question day!!! Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 8, 2089. It’ll be on my old EwwTube channel, live, around 33:00. Don’t be there!
A new PPN, with more old boring stories and new war coverage, will be along in the morning. Next week’s column has yet to write itself. Etc.
Wow. 2022. It was just 1982 forty years ago. Who could have imagined? I wonder what wonders this year shall bring?
Anyway, happy day. This is the first post in the 11th posting year here. And it’s the first of the year that should see the 10th-anniversary celebration and the 5,000th post.
Thanks for joining or continuing on the ride. Stay tuned.
It’s time once again to renew the old domain name. I hesitate this year, owing to the dramatic decline in visits and to my plans for next year. I’ll do it and keep posting. The blog’s tenth anniversary is on the horizon. That should roughly coincide with post number 5,000. After that … the future. (Note: 5,000 posts is a lot and 10 years is a long time).
I tidied up the left sidebar a little this morning. (Thank you, WP, for be-blocking the Widget experience…).
I also have a new policy on linking to this site. Of course, “hot” links are welcome as for simple quotes. I use those myself and frequently. All I ask is for some kind of hypertext link back to my original. Easy. Occasional full-text republication is also welcomed and does not require advance notice or permission. Again, just include a link back here and maybe my name as an attribute. Simple, easy, etc. However, if this practice becomes frequent (as defined by me), essentially amounting to syndication, then payment will be required.
As for outside requests for new paid content creation by me for any entity not my own or of the Freedom Prepper family, I have new starter rates. If I do not object to the subject matter, the beginning rate is $30 per word with a minimum of 1,000 words. Half will be required upfront – unless the requesting party has a history of “issues,” in which case 100% will be required before anything commences. This covers first drafting and is roughly in accordance with WGA-W A++ large production pricing. Exceptions might exist.
Reader content, now headed towards year ten(!), remains a free service.
Thank you and you’re welcome. P
Five brand new PPN episodes are coming! A column, too, about something. And … we’re only a week away from All Hallows Eve. I’m putting the final touches on my annual TPC “Spooktacular.” This one is a little different and a tad longer than past editions. It will likely be the final one. Will it see the light of publication? We’ll find out.