Archive for ‘Blogging’

July 2, 2013

Facebook Bans Fox News Radio Host

by thoughtfulconservative

Facebook Bans Fox News Radio Host | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes.

Not that I’m comparing my troubles with Twitter to him…

Or to this…

The American Thinker: Blasphemy Law Comes to Facebook.

Or even this…

Should You Be Concerned About Losing Access to Your Facebook Account Over Your Conservative Worldview?

Cuz I’m not paranoid or anything…. 🙂

I mean, they are private web sites so I have no expectation of First Amendment rights or anything.

July 2, 2013

Suspended from Twitter!

by thoughtfulconservative

UPDATE (07/05/2013): Evidently the folks at Twitter are off for the Independence Day weekend, because I have yet to hear from them.

Don’t ask me what I did wrong. I was suspended Friday morning and still haven’t heard from Twitter support.

Ah, well, maybe I should just skip Twitter and start blogging again.

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December 30, 2012

The blog’s 2012 in review

by thoughtfulconservative

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. It’s not impressive, but, hey, at least there’s something to report…

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 41,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

December 30, 2012

Hello. Is any one home?

by thoughtfulconservative

Turning the lights on, looking around…Wow, it’s a little dusty in here…Well, might as well get started cleaning…

Yeah, I’m still around. It’s not like I’ve not wanted to post. But it takes me so long to do one.

Well, we’ll see what we can do this year. I’ve just gotta get better organized…

November 11, 2012

Two posts in one day!

by thoughtfulconservative

Oh, not here. At Fairly Conservative.

August 20, 2012

What’s a blogger to do?

by thoughtfulconservative

In case you haven’t noticed, more and more news sites are limiting the access to their online articles unless you’re an online subscriber in some way. The most notable here in SE Wisconsin is JSOnline, the online presence of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which limits access to 20 articles per month (This can be “hacked” but I’m not going to tell you how and it is somewhat inconvenient).

They are certainly not the first. The Waukesha Freeman has been doing something similar by limiting which articles you could access and how soon it could be done.

Other web sites that I visit are beginning to do the same thing. The Orlando Sentinel, the Mansfield News Journal, and the LA Times,  out of state sites that I go to have recently begun a policy similar to the Journal Sentinel. Others are Gannett newspapers like the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Appleton Post-Crescent, Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter and Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.

I don’t blame these sites. It’s their prerogative to  do what they wish about their web presence.

My intent is to look at how this affects blogs and bloggers like me who link to news sources.

I could certainly subscribe to these websites and should. But if I link to these sites too much, my readers, less likely to have subscribed to these sites, would go over their limit for free articles.

Of course at the rate I’ve been posting lately, this is unlikely to happen and I can still, if available, link to a similar article on a different site. Even if I posted like I did a few years back, it might not happen.

But it’s still a trend that will continue to impact bloggers like me.