Posts tagged ‘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.

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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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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.

June 13, 2011

Yes, I’m blogging again

by thoughtfulconservative

It will mean less time on Twitter. Oh, well.

We’ll see how long it lasts… 🙂

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June 9, 2010

To the Gentle Reader

by thoughtfulconservative

Regular readers may have noticed a subtle shift in the way I’m blogging. There is less of the short “Quick Hit” pieces I used to do. I now do those through Twitter or Google Reader. Feeds of those can be found on the right hand column. Or you can “follow” me either place. Links at either place do not necessarily mean that I agree with all or part of what is said, only that I found it interesting.

Now I’m not saying I’m never doing a quick hits post again. If I have several readings that fit a theme, for example, Wisconsin political stories 2010-06-04 or June 6, 1944 Round-up and thoughts, I will combine those in a post. Others I will shoot to Eggs for his Morning Scramble.

On the blog, posts will tend to be longer with more of my own thoughts on a particular subject.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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September 18, 2009

Blog roll bloat.

by thoughtfulconservative

You may notice the new look around here. I’m tinkering with what WordPress gives me to work with, trying to make it more streamline and shoving some stuff to pages.

The blog roll probably needs some major work but for now I’ll just change two.

Darryl Enriquez, formerly of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is now at Waukesha News Online. You can visit Darryl there.

James Wigderson, op/ed columnist extraorinaire, has moved from Blogger and taken up new digs at in his own domain, so go check out the new Wigderson Library and Pub.