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Attention! Fellow WordPress Bloggers

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I wonder if any of you have had this problem. If so, I wonder if any of you can tell me what has happened, and what, if anything, can be done about it.

In January, February, and March I averaged over 500 Facebook referrals to this blog. In April it was down to just a little over 100, and for May it looks like it won’t even reach the 100 mark. This is a hefty chunk of my readership.

I have no idea what has caused this. Okay, The Chicago Tribune was complaining, weeks ago, that Facebook’s new anti-fake news (anti conservative) algorithm had cost the Trib 40% of its online readership; and other big media outlets had similar complaints. But if that were the cause, you’d think Facebook would’ve gotten rid of that algorithm by now.

You will pardon me for not knowing what an “algorithm” is. As near as I can figure out, it’s something in your computer that takes the place of thinking and decision-making.

So, hey out there! Can anybody give me a hint? Do you know of any way I can get my FB referrals back? Please advise!


Help Save Skimpy Thursday

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Because that’s the day my Newswithviews column comes out, and people who read that sometimes wind up visiting the blog, Thursday has long been the big day around here.

Well, this week, for the first time in six years, I forgot to write my column. Which means no one will be coming here from there.

So all I’ve got are you, the hard-core readers. I will write for you as I would write for two hundred.

But if you could send any new readers this way today, I sure would appreciate it!


Win King Tut’s Gold Mask!

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Yes! Now this priceless artifact, the gold mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, can be yours! All you’ve got to do is be the first to post the 15,000th comment on this blog: and there are 700 left to go, so don’t say I haven’t given this contest enough time to get rolling.

Oh, who wants a picnic on an island with Bruce Jenner, when you could win Tut’s gold mask instead? Crikey, if you could be alone on a desert island with anyone on earth, would it be Bruce Jenner? If you have answered that question “yes,” please seek professional help immediately.

And I’m not talkin’ replicas here, boys and girls–this mask is the real McCoy. Once you cut it out and and attach the strings, just stroll onto any collidge campus and wow ’em silly! Er, sillier.


What’s With Your Comments?

Look, all I know about computer **** is that it happens at bedtime and I don’t know why it happens.

I was wondering where all the comments went tonight; then, as I was brushing my teeth, my wife discovered they were all “pending.” So she clicked “approve,” and they all seem to have disappeared. I never got a chance to see them. By “pending,” I guess WordPress means I should go pick oakum, for all the good anything I do is going to do me.

So, dear readers, if you’re wondering where your comments went, I’m wondering, too. I can only hope tomorrow will be a better day.

What am I saying? It already is tomorrow.

I hope I don’t dream about computers tonight.


Joe Collidge Hates This Blog

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Man I hate this blogg!! I hate them religgius “hims” and i hate them prares and i hate “al” the hat speach and Biggitry that stopid guy he “has” in this blogg!

And i hate “al that” stopid aminal stufff too! Like yeasterdday he have this stopid Arcticle “abote” some kind of Kimono Draggin it bited “some” guy’s leg. Waht a lode of Anti-sceince poo-poo!! Bille Niy he is Rihjght, we “must” awlyays lissen To Sceince and do “waht” Sceince says and Sceince it sayes thare isnt “no sutch” thing as no Kimono Draggin!

Yiu know waht he is doin? it is al “parrt of” him Climbit Change Denile! He “is tryin” To Scar ordrinary dum peple into Beleaving “in” draggins so thay wil Becolm christins and be anti-Sceince like him!! This hear is Whatt hapens when yiu Not a Interllutural and yore brane it dosn’t Work rihjght! that is Whye evry boddy whoo dont “go To” collidge thay shuld Go to jale “insted”!”

Im so Up-set, i wil prey to Pressadint Obamma that he Wil Come back “and” shut down This hear stopid blogg “four Good!!””


Visit Chalcedon’s New Website

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The logo represents the crown rights of Jesus Christ the King of Kings, to which we devote ourselves.

I would be greatly remiss if I didn’t urge you, one and all, to check out The Chalcedon Foundation’s new, state-of-the-art website at https://chalcedon.edu/ .

Not that I know or understand much in the way of computer stuff. This morning I just found out that I’m a follower of my own blog. How dumb is that?

Chalcedon is an international Christian teaching ministry founded by the late R.J. Rushdoony–who, more than anybody else in America, secured our right to provide Christian home schooling to our children.

The new website is chock-full of articles on theology, book and movie reviews, historical writings, socio-political controversies, and more. It includes tutorial video to help you get started in using it, with continued access to the old site, plus archives–and it’s all free. Plus there’s the Chalcedon store, where you can order my books. (*!*)

It took a very long time and lot of very hard work to get this project done. (I was going to make a wee joke here, but something tells me that I’d better not.) As a contributing editor for Chalcedon–they also publish my books, and maintain this blog, not to mention hundreds of articles by me which are now to be found on the website–I invite you all to drop in and look around. You’re bound to find something useful!


Paganism in the Church

I’m going to bring up articles from the archives that most of you never had the opportunity to see.

For the next three days it’ll be articles on “Paganism in the Church,” which were part of a series published by The Chalcedon Foundation in 2006. This was a journalistic project for me, chosen by my editors to be the first items posted on this blog when it was created in 2010.

To the objection that “Those articles are ten years old–so what good are they now?”, I can only say that I doubt the the problems have gone away and things have gotten better over the intervening seven years. “Feminist theology,” anyone? You’ll find it at your nearest seminary. God save us.


Those Odd-Looking Posts

Some of you have been wondering about odd-looking posts, mostly headline with no text, that have been appearing here lately.

There is nothing wrong with your computer. There’s nothing wrong with your connection to this blog.

I’ve put up those posts. What they are is connections to earlier posts, some of them from years ago, that generated a lot of interest at the time and which I think might still be interesting today. After all, a lot of you weren’t here yet, back when these were published. So I thought you might enjoy them. It’s sort of a “Best Of” feature.

To read the original post, all you have to do is click the link.

I will also take reader requests for earlier posts to be re-run: so if there’s something you’d like to see again, just let me know.

And don’t worry–this doesn’t mean I’m going out of business.


Curtain Call! (But Not for Actors)

Ah, the sanity break–here’s how a couple of kittens play hide and seek, when they’ve got access to all the nice hanging curtains their hearts could desire. And on the off-chance you’ve enjoyed this video…

Help revive this blog! By now my viewership is down about 40% from what it had been for every day of the past five months, till April came along. I don’t know why! So, please–if you’ve got your own blog, re-blog whatever I’ve posted that you like. If not, well, please tell your friends about this site and encourage them to visit. I mean, really–the thing is melting away before my eyes.


… And It Turned Around and Bit Them

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This month, this humble blog has lost upwards of 20% of its reader traffic–which I’ve put down to referrals from Facebook suddenly drying up for no reason I can discover.

But the Chicago Tribune has lost a lot of traffic, too; and they’re saying it’s because of Facebook censoring much of their content as “fake news” ( http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/04/19/chicago-tribune-accuses-facebook-fake-news-killing-web-traffic/). So it turns out I’m not the only one.

I’ve been reading reports from various media sources, and some of them are saying that Facebook has censored links to major conservative news sites, like Drudge and Breitbart, and is also experimenting with some means of flagging certain items as “satire,” and hence not to be believed. Killjoys.

Here we link to articles in Drudge or Breitbart rather often, and I’ve been known to cook up a satirical piece now and then. Well, all right–a bit more than now and then.

But does this explain where all my referrals have disappeared to? I don’t know: I don’t understand computer stuff well enough to make sense of these reports.

I must admit, though, to a certain satisfaction in seeing big fat liberal news media complaining that now their stuff is getting censored, too. Like, who was it that wanted all this censorship in the first place? Who was doing the loudest hissing and moaning about “fake news”? They asked for censorship, they got it, and it turned around and bit them. (Not a dry eye in the house!)

None of which gets my referrals back, or restores my viewership to what it had been for five months in a row until this month came along.

If any of you out there are Facebook-savvy, please enlighten us.


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