I can't say I am at all surprised, but I am very disappointed. 90% of our videos at YouTube have been demonetized as not advertiser friendly. The first to go was a video talking about Google's AI. But now most of the videos are still live, but making no income and not being promoted by YouTube at all, which means less people are seeing the channel. Even my video about 9/11, which was actually about coming together and unifying. Apparently, unity isn't advertiser friendly.
Most of my attention and income was coming from my response to the BLM demands, and that was, of course, demonetized. Which means the video is no longer being promoted and there is almost no traffic to the YouTube channel.
Welcome Daily Motion! We began a channel at Daily Motion, which you can check out here. Obviously the platform and the odds of doing anything at all with monetization are a lot smaller. But we're out there. We won't be silenced.
I would greatly appreciate if you would consider becoming a patron of this site, or making a one time donation via PayPal, which is linked off the articles page. Our webhost is having an issue where coding for my sponsors and my affiliates aren't showing up, and now there is almost no income from YouTube. Running this page isn't cheap, I'm afraid. And I am looking in to once again moving the page so I can actually have my sponsors and affiliates linked off of it. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Also, when YouTube removes monetization on videos, they also stop promoting it, which means less people find the videos and hear the message, less people find the link to this page, and there is overall less engagement in the community as a whole. Money aside, it ends up doing no good when people can't find us. Something you can do to really help us out would be to share like crazy. Share the videos at YouTube and Daily Motion, share the articles here. We have social icons available for your use, please feel free to bring your family and friends over. Voices like ours are being silenced more and more all over the web. The money doesn't matter as much as being able to get our views and ideas across so people see they have more options and the USA doesn't need to be a socialist nation. People need to be exposed to alternative ideas so they can think for themselves after seeing all sides. Don't let our side be silenced.
In the meantime, check out of new Daily Motion page, have a good time wandering the site here, and I'll see you soon!
I'm coming in a little early with this, but since everything is so uncertain, I wanted to say something early just in case.
I'm in the path of Hurricane Irma (not Florida). The update this morning was promising. Our weather people think we'll get hit with tropical storm force winds instead of hurricane force winds, and they are predicting 2-5" of rain and don't think it will hit us even as hard as Hurricane Matthew hit us. But it is still too early for them to be certain (landfall in my state is expected Monday or Tuesday), and a lot depends on how this thing hits land, if it hits Cuba, if this system moves here or there... basically, things are changing hourly. I'm hoping for as little impact as we can get. It would be awesome if by some miracle this thing got suddenly blown out to sea all together, but that's so unlikely it's laughable.
Anyway, I mention this because there is a strong possibility that I may vanish temporarily. If we get hit light, I might lose power for a while (we lose power here if a gnat farts. But I'm on the police/EMT grid for power, so we usually get restored first). If we get hit heavy, with hurricane force winds, I might be gone for a few days. When this is all over, regardless, helping my community is going to take priority. Trump and Antifa and everything else are still going to be there when I get back. But we've got communities here that still haven't recovered from Matthew, and here we are again.
I just don't want anyone worrying. Prayers are requested for Florida and the entire east coast. I'll keep posting and doing my thing here for as long as I can.
Well, we're having some issues. Our advertising isn't working. It worked for about three days and then vanished again. Not sure what's going on with that, I didn't get a notice from Google or Amazon about it, it just vanished. Our YouTube channel became eligible for monetization yesterday, but due to the handling of the platform, I am not holding out much hope that we'll be approved for monetization.
I wish running this page was free, but it isn't. I'm being nickel and dimed to death. Also, at some point I would like to actually do some outside things, like some actual reporting. I would also like to eventually compensate folks for writing for the page. I can't afford to do that right now.
Now, I don't like begging for help, but I need help. So if you can afford it, we'd love for you to sponsor us and help us keep going. I have two options. On this page and many others, you will find a link for Patreon (yes, I know) if you want to become a patron of the site to support the blog and the YouTube (and Minds and Vimeo) channels. On the articles page, there is a link for a one time donation through PayPal (again, yes, I know).
On another note!
On those video channels, I am looking to start a series! Again, I need your help, but this time, it isn't monetary. I want to do a series about actual non-politician, non-famous conservatives and libertarians. We are so badly represented in all media and online platforms that I'd like to show people who we really are. So! I am interviewing normal people. It's a collection of five or six questions that you can answer on video or in an audio file (I prefer video, but I understand if you don't want your face out there). You can use the contact page here to reach out for more information, and I won't hound you if you email me. I'll reply and then you'll never hear from me again unless you respond back in the positive (I do not automatically sign people up for my email list, you have to do that yourself. I hate it when pages do that crap). So if you want to help show the world who we actually are despite the media, contact me today!
I don't expect a lot of bites from this one, but I'll toss it out there anyway. Are you politically left leaning and feel you, too, are being misrepresented? Please contact me. I promise not to be a jerk about it. Let's get your thoughts out there, too. Yes, this includes folks from some of the groups in the news right now like BLM and Antifa. You are welcome to say your piece, I'll have questions for you.