Yes to all of you who do read my posts it is true I have several sites under several pen names and occasionally for reasons beyond my control, or for reasons of my chosing they will have articles, or posts that are the identical, or some that have been expanded to fit changes since the articles 1st posting whether it be good or bad. Why might there be situations out of my control you might ask and you need look no further than your search providers and the people who are now controlling the internet and the big business it has turned out to be.
In the beginning the very same people who once spoke out are now closing down sites that do not carry appropriate content and that do not talk nicely, or diplomatically about certain subjects, people or events. In other words the internet, the last place you could say what you thought freely without being censored is now selling out to big business and big business interests. I have been shut down in hosting sites for what I write and not following the rules. Hell I allowed the wrong person access to this site and was shut down until their name was removed from my comments the reason given was that they were black listed. I was never told why they were black listed just that they were; so much for the freedom of the press, or even more basically freedom of speech and the right to associate freely with anyone I choose to. I was shut down another time by this host because they said they thought that I was trying to just promote numbers and increase my stats by using links.
When I told them that I only use the links provided and suggested by them I was reinstated with an apology, but why was I shut down in the 1st place without notice or warning? In other words big business like Google and Yahoo are buying up hosting sites like this one and associated content and then changing the rules under which you can post your articles. Why do these sites exist if not to allow us to reach as many people as humanly possible? Are these sites becoming a place where the controversial story is sidelined for the wholesome all Canadian story that sells advertizing space which gets them nod to places, or spots like Freshely Pressed?
Does it not irk you, or at least get your blood boiling to know that 1,000 people a day are interested and will take the time to read up on how to make a better pumpkin pie for example, but show little if no interest at all in how to make this world a better world for all of us to live in, or how to help the homeless and posts of that nature. I have only one mission and that mission is to try and do my part and live up to my responsibility as I see it to make this world a better place for every man woman and child on this planet if I can one person at a time and one post at a time. if that is the way it must be. Please do not take me wrong I have no objection to post that help us to learn something else, or the sharing of how to do something better like cooking or knitting I just think that all posts should get equal representation and help trying to reach their goals.
Just for the record when I was on associated content before Yahoo got their fingers in the pie WordPress was promising to allow sharing and the possibility of being able to share in the monies this host makes off you writing talents; it has been a few years now what happened to that promise and why?
The government has shut down a few of my sites and a few of my friends sites because they thought that the messages I was sending was not good for the country, or what they deemed to be subversive material. I used to use my own picture too in the beginning until I realized that people were jumping to conclusions and trying to pigeon-hole what I was saying and trying to profile me based upon what color, age, sex and anything else one could get from a picture instead of just listening to what I was trying to say. That is the long and the short of it and I will continue to try to stay one step ahead of the internet sensors and remain able to give you my uncensored view on a whole host of topics. If you see a reposting it is probably me and you have not lost your minds.
When you are shut down without notice the hosting site shows none of your content not just the offending post. This forces you to repost if you have copies of your work, or if they give you a method to take your material with you when you leave like this host does. Remember there is no advanced warning and your material is blocked immediately once they have taken the decision to block your content. If you want it to be seen you are forced to repost under a new name thus making for duplications of material under different pen names.
If someone copies my content and gets it out to a few more people I say thank you. The only reward I seek is to have at the end of the day one more person who at least can not say they did not do anything because they did not know, or were not aware that was going on. Thanks again for looking out and bringing what you thought was a wrong to my attention. Have a great evening. Archemdis