Hello my dear readers,
This is a quick note to let you all know that I’ll be dedicating significantly more time to Dystopia, USA starting Monday, 9/25. You might say that I am turning pro. Writing full-time for my own project has always been something I’ve wanted to do and thanks to you all, I’ve received the encouragement and necessary growth in traffic to make it feasible.
Not much will really change around here, except you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of my poor scribblings. I also hope to bump up my Zero Hedge contributions.
One of the reasons I want to go full-time is to increase the frequency of my longer-form articles and essays. I’ve been posting mostly curated content (with my own thoughts inserted) lately due to my time constraints. I’ll still be curating…there are too many important news articles on the web that deserve to be shared…but writing my own articles is much more satisfying and I believe delivers more value to you all. And for me to do that, I need to spend the necessary time. An hour a day only goes so far.
With growth will come inevitable challenges. I readily admit I am computer-challenged. In non-PC language that means I’m basically an idiot with SEO, web design, and technical matters. What takes a professional IT guy two minutes will often take me two hours. I love ideas and writing, not social media nor the ancillary tasks associated with running a website. As such, I’m hoping to add an IT consultant eventually and – when readership reaches a certain level – moving to dedicated hosting.
Which brings up the subject of monetizing the site. I’m not looking to turn Dystopia, USA into a massive cash cow. But in order to write full-time, I’ll need at least a meager income. Don’t worry, you won’t see obtrusive, pop-up video ads or old Lord Feverstone pimping Super Male Vitality pills (no offense Alex). But I’ll probably link to a Patreon page in the future as well as seek out limited advertising from responsible businesses. For any affiliate links, I will limit it to necessary products that I can endorse in good conscience, such as important books, classical literature, and prepping products.
So, with all that said, I’ll be taking my last bit of mental rest until then; a pause before the big commitment. I’ll be pondering new article ideas, relieving some stress and “letting the badger loose” one final time. I look at the next three days as I would a bachelor party, because, starting Monday, I’ll be married to this website in sickness and in health and for richer or poorer.
But it’s an adventure I’m looking forward to sharing with you folks. There is so much upheaval in the world that it’s important for us to connect (and not just online) with friends of good faith and cheer. If ever a segment of society needed a safe space, it is traditionalists and those of us rebelling against our one-world overlords. I consider this blog as my refuge. I hope you will too.
Best regards, my friends, and I’ll see you on Monday.
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