I’m totally with Mike on keeping the blog readership artificially low. He turned off comments, and I will probably go completely under the password soon.
People keep accusing me of saying what I do to attract “hits.” It’s like they fell asleep back in 2010 and never woke up to notice that social media are used today to beat down and punish anybody who is not an aggressive cheerleader for the establishment. I dread having new readers. I managed to get rid of all the eager dumbazoids and I don’t want to risk attracting new ones. I don’t want to reach out or disseminate knowledge any more. All I want is to sit here quietly in my tiny corner of the internet sounding off my ideas on people who are willing to hear something mildly new and different.
I would have to be mentally unsound to want to attract attention. Excuse me, but I like having a job and not being a social pariah. Folks, look around. Even Tumblr has been eviscerated for clearly political reasons. Saying the words “freedom of speech” gets you denounced as a member of the KKK. What kind of an idiot wants more hits unless all they do is actively and relentlessly fellate the ideologues in power?