Claude Badley asked:
Which seems like a very good question to me. And, important enough to put in its own thread.
Why aren't we attracting more traffic? What could we do to become more influential?
It seems to me that there are several obvious things we could do to improve the website.
We have a Wordpress landing page that hardly ever changes. We post new research articles once in a blue moon. If we were able to maintain some sort of regular publication schedule, perhaps our readers would be motivated to stop by regularly and see what's new. We do manage to post to the discussion forum almost on a daily basis. But many of our posts are brief comments that wouldn't be out of place on Twitter or Facebook. Or, extensive cut-and-paste from other websites.
I think our website would deserve more attention, if we were able to post more original content. But, Richard and I both have personal limitations that severely impact our ability to create a lot of text and research.
Audio & Video?
Another obvious step would be to create more audio & video: podcasts, documentary productions & such. But again, Richard and I are up against personal limits: anybody who has listened to our old podcast series with Joe Atwill, will understand that I have some speech challenges in terms of cluttering & uptalk.
Reach out to other websites?
Even with our limitations, there is a lot of information on this site, with a unique viewpoint that you won't find anywhere else. Or at least, I like to think so.
Maybe we could reach out and ask other websites to post our material, or link to it, or discuss it in their own content. We could create a blogroll of recommended sites, and then ask ever other site on that blogroll to reciprocate.
I could afford to do some of this. Should I??
Concentrate on our strengths?
In my view, what we really have to offer on this site, is our analysis that Christianity, Judaism and Islam should be seen as inventions of wartime political propaganda. And, the extent that their malign influence on politics is continuing into modern times. Specifically, we say that ancient prophecies are being re-enacted by our modern elites, who seem hell-bent on bringing about an Apocalypse.
Neither Richard nor I have any education or professional experience that would qualify us to speak to these issues. Our only excuse is that we believe that the academic departments devoted to these particular topics, have been completely co-opted, bought and paid for by organized religion. To the point where they can hardly begin to recognize the obvious.
But... in addition to our material about our focus topic, we have a hodge-podge of other stuff. Global warming, special & general relativity, cosmology, nuclear fusion, literary analysis, space travel, 5G cell phone radiation, Fukushima, AI, ancient aliens, Atlantis: you name it, we've got something to say about it.
And more often than not, Richard and I can't even agree about what's going on.
Change our view?
If only we would admit that Einstein was wrong, or that nukes don't exist, or that MMGW isn't happening, or that the earth is flat, then suddenly the masses would show up here in droves after all?
Do Richard and I each need our own website?
I ask you, how irritating is it to watch Rick & me argue endlessly and repetitively about some topic? One might hope for progressive enlightenment. But more often than not, we just stay in the same opposing trenches. In some cases we've been having the same arguments for almost two decades now.
Joe Atwill and I agree about a lot of things, but I think we're both happier now that we've gone our separate ways.
Is it time for Jerry Russell to get his own website? I'm thinking of nabbing "AgainstApocalypse.org", which is still available after all the years I've been thinking about it.
Now that we have a small cadre of regulars, I'd really like to ask.
What can we do here at PF, to serve you and the planet better?