The end is nigh
Newsmax, after reviewing the performance of their widgets on the site, today informed me it is ending its partnership with me. The last of my site’s revenue stream, save for monthly fundraisers (which I happen to hate, because I don’t like to ask for money), is now gone.
Those who threatened to run me off the internet have gotten their wish. Though the site appears to be doing well for its niche, the lack of links from the network of high-traffic sites that have frozen me out — and yes, it was a coordinated effort — have finally killed off protein wisdom.
Which is cool, I guess. After all, what have I ever done for the conservative movement, anyway?
I suppose I’ll do a kind of retrospective of the site starting in September and then see where I go from there.
I appreciate your support over these past nearly 13 years. You stuck with me, and I believe that is a credit to every last one of you, because I understand that it hasn’t always been easy. I write what I believe and I don’t play diplomatic games. I just don’t have the personality for it. And it’s cost me.
I wish all the recently-turned full-throated conservatives — erstwhile pragmatists who poked fun at the “True Believers,” etc., — had joined me earlier rather than working so tirelessly to supplant me.
But it is what it is. And I can hold my head high knowing that I refused to compromise my principles, even if that meant pissing off the go-along, get-along GOP fluffers.