Rumor has it that the Continental US may experience substantial communications disruption sometime soon. In that event, assume all is well and that everything will rapidly return to normal. I will use any downtime to catch up on some fiction. If not, this highly respected web log will cruise along smoothly tomorrow and beyond. P
As expected, the Christmas slowdown took some of the recent steam out of the lively traffic around here. Still, this month is the best December in at least three years. And 2020, as odd a year as it’s been, has been considerably better than 2019. I owe it all to you, dear readers. Tomorrow, we commence the tenth calendar year of operations around here with our ninth anniversary coming along in June! Next month should be fun and some milestones are not far away beyond it. Stay tuned. Thanks, all. Happy New Year’s Eve! -Perrin
This month historically sees site traffic diminish a tad. And now, it does appear as if the election-era surge has subsided (thanks for all that, btw). Great, pace-setting stuff, of late. But, if you give me a couple more views between now and the new year … we might have big, happy, shiny things? Eh? Come on, do your part and click. There might even be some fiction in it for you!
In related news, you will be happy to know that I have renewed the domain thingy (pl.me for all of 2021!) and I have big plans for everything. There, that should do it, right?
I need to check, but November of 2020 may be the best traffic month at the blog since 2017 – certainly the best for the past 2.5 years. I believe this is the seventh straight month of steady increase and that coming during the most pitiful of years. Many thanks! As a reward, and if you’re social media-minded, I offer you:
Yes, that’s as recently seen on the sidebar. Come over and join us, if you’re a prepper, the more right-leaning the better. Not a single control freak, commie, loser SJW will be allowed. It’s social media “for us.” (And, yeah, I’ll probably wash out in a month or two…). For now, look for The Possum!
More fantastic ravings dead ahead in December! -Perrin
But, I thought we’d make an attempt at boosting afternoon/evening traffic here. Yesterday, the holiday, was great – don’t give up now.
I will also have a major announcement on that show about something very cool. I’ll also post that information here.
Hello, and happy November.
On Friday afternoon, I received a communique from Freedom Prepper high command. For unspecified TOS violations, Facebook issued a temporary (two-month!) restriction on “complex entities interactions” by FP’s hierarchy. This may have a moderate impact on material promotion. I’m going on three years of Facebergbook sobriety and I couldn’t be happier, though this was a crystal-clear reminder as to why I left and why I’m so happy about it. It also came the same week that an FP daily news video was inexplicably banned by YouTube.
Again, I am not on Facebook so I don’t know what, exactly, goes on there beyond spying, pitiful sales conversion, and low-IQ idiocy. Earlier this year, I removed the ability to link directly from this site to Facebook, along with a few other limitations which were received with minor reader protestation. It appears I made the right call. Accordingly, I want to do it again, even if that means a minor reduction in traffic (which is okay, because again, pitiful [nonexistent] sales conversion).
As many of you know or suspect, I am not an agent of the Empire nor a member of the worshipful bankster class. As such, I think protection under 18 USC §§ 1030, 2319, et seq, is essentially off-limits to me – not that I really want or need it. Here’s what I can do: I can tell those of you who care about it. I had toyed with the idea of requesting that no one post any material from this website to Facebook at any time or for any reason. Of course, I have no way to enforce that, so there we are. Not that it really matters.
As I will explain on tomorrow morning’s FP newscast (barring further censorship), I get why some are still (quasi-justifiably) on Farcebook. Enjoy yourselves if that’s possible, just know that Zuck and friends are not your friends.
PS: We did it! October was the heaviest, best month at the old blog in two and a half years. Thanks.