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I haven’t posted in a long time because of all the horrors crossing my television and my social media for the last two weeks. It has been heartbreaking, painful and traumatizing – but one thing is certain.
Something has to change.
I can not sit on the sidelines and say nothing when people are dying.
I can not stay silent while the blood of innocents rises up from the ground.
I don’t have much, but I do have this:
The ability to boycott. The ability to protest against the fear that a nation of beleaguered innocents face on a daily basis.
I will protest against this fear not just on behalf of others, but for myself and my children.
This is America, and all people have the right to live without flinching at the blink of flashing blue and red lights.
My daughter Yve loves fashion, and in the spirit of encouraging her artistic abilities, I’m supporting her as she starts designing her own t shirts. Right now she’s struggling to choose between logos given by various talented designers.
If you could take a moment to support a 10 yr old’s dreams – check out the logos and let her know which one she should pick! CLICK HERE.
At the time, I had no clue what Triberr was or how it functioned.
I’ve had five years since then to test and evaluate the site.
There have been updates to the site since its start that generally assisted in increasing my reach to a larger audience. I’ve been very pleased over these five years to note that I have always seen a large increase of hits on my blog after my site updates to Triberr.
The site is extremely useful in many ways.
In fact, the only complaint I have is how often authors of other blogs don’t remain active enough to repost content.
You see, activity is the lifeblood of Triberr because activity ensures the repost and increase in outreach for each of its members.
Fortunately, as the leader of two separate tribes, I’ve learned that the best way to ensure outreach and growth is to encourage activity by re-posting work from other authors often. After all, why should anyone want to share your work if you haven’t done the same for them?
Meanwhile, Triberr has passed the five-year-mark on its location on the internet and is still shoving out content from each of its authors at a steady rate.
If you have information or content that you want to share, Triberr is a must.
So, while scanning the internet for interesting reads, I stumbled upon one of my works posted up on a random free-to-download site. I felt somewhat conflicted at first. I mean while the site had not asked for my permission, to view my novel posted up for everyone to see essentially giving me free advertisement was, if you’ll excuse the play on words, novel.
While mulling over this turn of events, I googled piracy sites and eventually came to the most interesting article on piracy I have ever encountered. In it the writer of the article interviews the priests of a religion focused on piracy.
Piracy as a religion?
The idea seems tongue-in-cheek at first, but if you continue reading you begin to wonder if the members of such a church are in earnest.
And if so, what does this mean for the writers and creators of the content being pirated?
The religion claims that these self-proclaimed priests of piracy a.k.a. “kopimists,” believe in no god…
But if their religion is the spreading of information then aren’t we, the authors of such information, either avatars – or gods?