We are living in the age of mobile ….. and people who read blogs on mobile devices rarely ever get to see the sidebar of a blog anyway, unless the look for it. That’s one reason I am ditching it.
The sidebar is not all that good for conversion rates. If people actually sign up to read a blog it is a rare occurrence in today’s electronic climate. It is easier for somebody who wants to read a blog to simply bookmark it on their browser and click in whenever they choose. (No more barrages of e-mail notifications … some people think of those things as spam anyway.)
Anyway, I am not the biggest blog on the block and I have always blogged under the theory that whoever is meant to read my blog will find it (That would be the exceptional few people in this world with a lot of common sense and class) and if they like me, they will bookmark me. (That’s what I do to the blogs I love. I bookmark them and visit them regularly.)
I have also reduced the blog to it’s simplest common denominator. Taking my cue from “Drudge Report,” I am now presenting in black and white and with the simplest and most legible traditional typeface that I could find … one that looks a lot like the old typeface on the typewriter (an archaic machine used to print letters in the old days).
Lastly I have adopted a less serious attitude about my postings. I am no longer operating under the idea that everything I say is world-changing. (Even though it should be because of my self-proclaimed vastly superior intellectual capabilities. Snark!).
So, in the future, please do not bet the horse on anything that I write because I could be (a) serious as hell, (b) pulling your leg, (c) jerking your chain, (d) flat-out lying and manipulating the truth, or parodying something or somebody.
The big thing is that I want to entertain you and maybe even help us both learn something together.
My politics haven’t changed but if somebody screws me over, my politics are subject to change on a dime.
And even though I am a rabid Conservative at the present moment, I have been a rabid Progressive before …. It all depends on how my ass feels when I get up in the morning. I could be a very staunch supporter of someone like President Trump today and I could be a Sanders supporter tomorrow … depending on how my bank account looks and whether or not somebody is demanding to see my papers when I walk the trail to the old outhouse in the back.
And, oh by the way, in being this honest with you, I have also concluded that I am not the only flip-flopper on the block …. and I believe that people who are not able to change their opinions as circumstances dictate might be a little lacking in the belfry.
Of course, I do really love everybody whether I think they are assholes or not. I truly mean that! I have always been more of a lover than a fighter!