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Wealth Inequality in America

2013-04-16 anniversary

My blog is a year old today. Time for some self-evaluation.

It is said that over 90% of blogs are abandoned within a year. 80% will not make it over a month. The fact that I am still here is already good news and I am definitely not planning to go away.

I would like to thank all of my readers for being with me, for liking, commenting and following, for agreeing or disagreeing with what I have to say. I appreciate your comments more than you know.


I started this blog with modest aims, a more or less clear goal and tons of ideas. I always had big ideas and always a lot more than what I could possibly handle. I have plans for a douzen books (literally) that I do not have the time to write. I have to work, earn a living and a pay the bills. I would love to spend my time dedicated to writing but I cannot. Starting a blog to break up my ideas into manageable sizes seemed like a good idea. A practice, like doing scales on the piano. A once a week commitment seemed feasible. My point was not to create a large audience quickly but to have the freedom to play around with subject ideas without a serious commitment. I am glad I started, I enjoy doing it tremendously.


My biggest problem is an overload if ideas. I keep making notes when something comes to my mind which happens with a much greater frequency than my actual postings. My backlog is 350+ and growing about five times faster than the blog itself.

There are a few things I am missing. I would love to discuss what I am doing why and how, but I don’t know where. Things like: what is the optimal size of a post? Is it a problem that I am so all over the place? Should I be more structured? More or less personal? Should I focus on talking about libertarian ideas or keep reacting to the world around me when something stupid slaps me in the face?


I have plans. Modest ones, but many of them.

  • I want to continue with the idea of related posts such as the Islam series, the nature of truth or my jail story. I will try to make a few series with not-so-obvious but articulated connections.
  • I am considering a page to offer organized links to the posts with short descriptions as there is no template in WordPress that can offer this to me.
  • I’d like to start a Bullspeak dictionary with a little more lose definition that I used in my book “The Principles of Bullspeak” – explaining the bull in expressions such as fair share, progress, community, public, ordinary people, much the way I just did in my last ‘right winger’ post.
  • I also want to start a set I’d call wacky ideas and pet peeves

I will, in essence, keep doing what I have been doing for the past year.
The only thing that may slow me down is that I may start another blog, this time about technology.
Unlike this one, which is a private passion, that one should help me with my work.

There are a few themes I want to write on, such as the socialist class theory theme I started, about libertarian political strategy and the different religions of the left. I would also like to address some of the weaknesses of Libertarian ideas, a little exploration of the individual – state – society trichotomy.

At some point I will start something to increase my readership, but I don’t know when. For now I will just keep hoping that some of my readers like some of my posts enough to recommend it. Like it. Tweet it. Google + it. E-mail it. You got the point.

When I started writing this post I wanted to learn a little more about blogging statistics. Naturally, I got many links, this one is worth sharing. It is a little dated and a little too long, but very enjoyable reading.

Thank you again for being with me, keep reading, following, sharing.

One reply

  1. Congrats on your blogging anniversary. It’s an accomplishment worth celebrating.

    Thank you for committing yourself to writing your thoughts and comments in your blog. I have not and will not read each and every blog by you or other bloggers that I occasionally read. Keep posting your blog titles in Facebook. I have an information overload every day and I must screen potential content which interest me.

    I would be interested in your ideas; “I would also like to address some of the weaknesses of Libertarian ideas, a little exploration of the individual – state – society trichotomy.” Myself, I like spontaneous free enterprise adventures.

    Again, my thanks to you for writing. It’s a skill worth developing.

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