Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Nick asks: I am wondering why you don’t post your articles on steemit.com and that way you can make money while people read and vote on your articles? I think the site needs a person like you there for vehicles and politics on the industry. Sorry this wasn’t really a question but just some one wondering why you would not take advantage of something like that especially if you use Facebook or twitter or Instagram, etc.
My reply: I don’t use social media except to post links back to here.
I know nothing about this steemit thing; but my general rule is to publish my stuff here because it’s under my editorial control. If I put my articles on someone else’s site, they become effectively that site’s material – under their control. Then I am subject to being deleted or deplatformed or whatever you want to call it – at their whim. This is intolerable. And that’s why I pay a hefty sum to maintain my own server as well as what it takes to keep this site up.
Because it’s mine.
And in a way, it’s yours also. Because unlike these faceless, who-the-hell-knows who runs them sites – you can reach me directly. You can ask me questions – as here – and you can appeal to me over some technical issue with the site and I will respond, to you.
It’s a cozy relationship; it’s also a real relationship – and it cuts out the Big Tech companies, which to me is of incalculable value.
Hopefully to you as well!
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