Jul 30, 2017
"Media would not be successful without tips from the public"
They genuinely support local media. They run their Facebook pages well, unlike some other local ones, that encourage trolls and drama and don't want public to have any information that affects their "friends."
Media would not be successful without tips from the public. I value all my readers, supporters, especially, true friends like Gene, Kate, and many others who have my back daily.
Thank you for believing, encouraging and supporting me.
Some sources may have more money, more advertisers, and I could too, if I spent less time on news and more time just seeking money.
I work hard to earn money to provide provide this service. It is hosted as a blog because that is more time efficient and cost effective for me. I have a dot.com domain name. The .com does not imply quality, the site does.
The local power mongers and growers don't support me financially and don't own me. I am independent. I am successful; I am not someone who can be controlled.
I thank my loyal readers.
Despite certain media, community members members, certain local power mongers doing what they can to make it harder for me in a small town to bring you the facts, and survive financially, I will continue to do so.
I have had certain people I have exposed threaten to contact my advertisers, boycott them.
Remember that when you read anon and not so anon comments trying to smear and discredit me online or in person. In my case, those claims being proven wrong over and over again. Do you want to support such media, community and advertisers that support such petty behavior by your readership and dollars?
I don't have other staff, I don't get paid regardless of whether I sit around or work, I work when I can to pay my bills to bring you this service. I don't have a scanner. I bring you more news, mostly original news,simultaneously, often posting on a smart phone. I am a traditional journalist, now posting on a blog format, with the same skills and hard work I applied at other "traditional" media outlets, before I came to Humboldt.
Posting majority of press releases, printing articles cut and paste from documents and linking every "tom, dick and harry" local wannabe blog or other sites and claim web traffic is easy and misleading.
Building a readership requires vision and hard work. Getting regional attention and national attention without needing ad words to direct traffic to my site is due to providing unique information.
So, for the handful minority who snip about typos that can be fixed later, deal with it. For most of the public, who are grateful, thank you.
I actually take the time to answer my readers, tipsters, community members, so keep that in mind, when you are getting 24/7 news, faster than other media sources, often while covering an all day court case.
In a small town, if you want change, stop supporting media that doesn't challenge the "right" or "left" or "movers and shakers in this town. Those media sources rather throw out an "easy investigative article" about government than risk investigating their ad revenue sources.
Support those that stand up for you and take risks to bring you real news.
I am sharing this with you so you understand the challenges I face daily.
I have for a while, but I am speaking up lately, because I am fed up of the constant trolls attacking me or anyone who supports me and the petty efforts to intimidate me into silence.
I am tired of seeing local businesses support an over saturated local media market and shoddy "media" instead of rewarding the local media sources that work hard. And, I am going to call out all the liars who insinuate that I am not independent or spread lies about me or try and intimidate the advertisers I have.