Yep, I've been blogging for over 10 years now. I have 1.645 million pageviews. I've written over 4,300 posts, and I've accepted almost 6,000 comments. At the peak (in the bewb-blogging days), I had over 2,000 views per day, but average about a quarter of that today (most of the pageviews in the bewb-days were those using my blog as a source for soft-porn, and most of them from the Middle East).
I have shifted the direction of the blog twice, and I'm about to shift it again. It's about meaningful change, accent on the meaningful. When I started, I thought I was cutting-edge new: I had boob blogging, I had militia blogging, I had hard-edge conservative blogging. In the mid-late "oughts", it occurred to me that I was becoming a "nail that stuck up", and we all know that such nails attract hammer blows, just like trailer parks attract tornadoes. I toned down some of the more reactionary stuff, mostly the information on the best guns and ammo to kill people with. Politically, this was all during the Bush43 Regime, and if the dot-gov was snooping, we had no Snowden to tell us.
Now we are in the Obama Regime, and we have solid proof that extensive systems exist for the purpose of spying on US Citizens. I am likely on one or more lists of dissidents to be rounded up when "that day" comes, if it ever does. That doesn't bother me as much as it might others, because I have a plan for that day. It DOES bother me that my few regular readers might suffer the same fate though, and I have been wrestling with this thought for several weeks.
During this recent 3-week hiatus, I have vacillated between pulling the plug on the blog to ramping it back up to a full head-to-head opposition to the current Government. I still haven't decided, so I am going, for the moment, with a change of direction.
I believe that my most valuable role in conservative blogging is to illustrate the social issues of the day in terms of history, something you rarely find in the Main Stream Media. Today's other two posts, on the history of racial integration and the gay pride problem, offer a look at the new direction. If didactic isn't your thing, I'm not your blogger.
I haven't totally sheathed the sword, but I have moved it from here to Facebook. You can find my public timeline under George Schneider. It has a local Northwest flavor, but I post in the TEA party circle hereabouts, and keep up on the 2A scene in my posts. Look for my timeline here.
Another thought I have had is to declare EMCON. Under that condition, I would presume that hostilities with the Government are imminent (or that they have already begun), not just possible or probable. If I go to EMCON, all my social media (including this blog) goes dark. I would advise all readers to give serious thought to what it would take for YOU to declare your personal EMCON. Analyze how you will make that determination. EMCON would likely be followed by mustering of Militia. Also give some thought to how you would respond to a Militia call-up.
THINK on it.