I started Dissident Thoughts on April 6, 2018 after shutting down my old blog The Voice Of One Crying Out In Suburbia. It took a while to catch on but thanks to links from some of my favorite bloggers I have a solid core of regular readers. Thanks to all who link here, no surprise to me that Western Rifle Shooters Association is the number one referring website, when my stuff is linked there my views go through the roof. Normal American is a close second and his blog aggregator is a must-bookmark resource for naughty thoughts. Eaton Rapids Joe and Mike at Cold Fury round out the top ten, non-search engine, sources and I also know from conversations that lots of people, and especially my most regular readers and commenters, have followed me here from John Wilder's blog and of course Big Country Expat's secret lair.
While the blog has been around for five years, three quarters of my total page views have come in the last 12 months.
What is even more important to me are the 6704 comments I have received. While I don't know how many of those page views are just bots, almost all of the comments I get are from real people and although I do a very poor job responding to them all, I do read them all. Comments in reply to posts indicate that real people are really reading what I am writing and that is immensely gratifying. While my impulse to write has always been to work out issues I am thinking through in a public setting, sort of an online stream of consciousness, I have come to really appreciate the online community we have formed in the midst of clown world. It has even been nice to make the online acquaintance of so many members of the Federal law enforcement community.
Being a very, very small fish in the dissident right, extreme right-wing, whatever you call it, blogosphere is pretty humbling. I know lots of better known bloggers on /ourside/ get that many page views or more in a year, maybe in a month. No one is a bigger critic of my writing than I am, and I have been blogging for the better part of this century (since 2004). I am just glad to be a small voice and I hope what I write makes a difference.
Now my big concern is that this blog and most like it are in real danger of being silenced online. Censorship to date has been mild, but there is more to come and it won't be pretty. The war for the survival of our people and civilization itself is only going to get uglier.
Onward and upward brothers.