Misc

by John Hawkins | April 22, 2003 3:40 pm

Misc: A few things of note…

— First off, I have a new email policy which largely consists of ignoring most of my email =D. Unfortunately, despite the fact that I delete spam and answer a certain percentage of my email as it comes in, in a typical week I end up trying to sort through and answer 150-200 emails every week-end. Up until this point I’ve made a real effort to answer the majority of my email, but it has gotten too difficult to keep up with. Plus, the number of emails I’m receiving isn’t going anywhere but up over the next few months. So sadly, unfortunately, I will no longer be replying to most non-business related emails. While I’d prefer to answer them all, there are only so many hours in a day…

— I’m going to be doing a FAQ on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and I may dip into some related conspiracy theory ideas as well. So if you have any questions or want to post any questions that you’ve seen, hostile or not, kooky or not, post them in the comments section and I may answer them in the article which will probably come out Monday.

— I have already sold out all of my button advertisements for next month and I’m looking into some other ways to do advertising on the page as well. Maybe banner ads or ads that go directly to links in the daily news section? Anyway, I’m open to suggestions for any form of money making endeavor or advertising that doesn’t involve pop-ups. Feel free to post suggestions in the comments section.

PS: Yes, T-shirts are on the way although I’m still working on designs.

— How about showing our advertisers for this month that they made a smart decision by advertising with RWN by taking a look at their web pages? Take a gander at Between The Coasts[1], Zogby Blog[2], Electric Venom[3], Deserve Victory[4], & Belly Flop[5].

***Update***: Is Patriot for real or a prank? The answer: a prank. From an email I received…

“Hello, John Hawkins.

After you read this email, you may be mad at me. I meant absolutely no harm to anyone.

I’m a conservative student at UC Berkeley. The political environment, is, you might guess, not my cup of tea. Idiotarians all over the place…you get the idea. In the blogosphere, I leave comments as either ‘Jango Fett’ or ‘Milodar’.

One day, when I read a loony post on your site from DU, I thought: could I come up with something loonier? I did. So, the truth: I am ‘patriot’. Yes, the one who hates Israel, and thinks the CIA kills people through their cell phones. Every single assertion ‘patriot’ made came out of my imagination. If you think I have a crazy imagination, you’re not alone.

I’ve meant no harm, I just wanted to play a good joke. I would have continued to do it if 3 things didn’t happen. These three things are
-it got boring
-people stopped believing it was real
-other people started to catch on. Like here[6]

Also, on Emperor Misha’s page[7] there is a poster named MUMIA who trolls around with similar assertions. Someone read at least one of my posts (the first post MUMIA made was about the CIA killing people through cell phones) and decided to imitate me. I accused MUMIA of plagiarism, but he still does it.

So, was it a good joke?

Lev Trubov
a.k.a. Milodar
a.k.a. Jango Fett
a.k.a. patriot”

Well, if you’re Conservative stuck in Berkeley, I imagine it might drive you a little batty too =D

***Update 2***: I’m toying with the idea of linking 20 websites in the daily news section every Saturday and Sunday. Since I don’t upate the daily news on the week-ends, why not promote some other blogs? If you have any comments on this, I’d like to hear it in this thread.

Endnotes:
  1. Between The Coasts: http://kcviews.blogspot.com/
  2. Zogby Blog: http://www.zogby.blogspot.com/
  3. Electric Venom: http://www.electricvenom.com/
  4. Deserve Victory: http://www.fraterslibertas.com/deservevictory.htm
  5. Belly Flop: http://www.belly-flop.net/
  6. here: http://www.theinformationminister.com/press.php?ID=612234227
  7. Emperor Misha’s page: http://www.nicedoggie.net

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Misc

by John Hawkins | April 15, 2003 3:09 pm

Misc: A few things of note…

— How about showing our advertisers for this month that they made a smart decision by advertising with RWN by taking a look at their web pages? Take a gander at Between The Coasts[1], Zogby Blog[2], Electric Venom[3], Deserve Victory[4], & Belly Flop[5].

— Speaking of advertising, you too can advertise with RWN in May. $15 gets you an 88×31 button in the support section for an entire month. That’s not a bad deal. If you’re interested just put $15 in my Paypal account (that’s also in the support section) and send me an email with your button attached. Make sure to hurry if you want an ad, three advertising slots are already filled.

— If you know of any links to charities that are helping Iraqis, Afghans, or wounded or KIA Coalition forces or their families, please post them in the comments section. I want to try to get a little cash flowing in their direction later this week.

Endnotes:
  1. Between The Coasts: http://kcviews.blogspot.com/
  2. Zogby Blog: http://www.zogby.blogspot.com/
  3. Electric Venom: http://www.electricvenom.com/
  4. Deserve Victory: http://www.fraterslibertas.com/deservevictory.htm
  5. Belly Flop: http://www.belly-flop.net/

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by John Hawkins | April 1, 2003 3:12 pm

Misc: A few things of note…

— Last month, Right Wing News pulled 137,049 daily uniques & 260,932 pageviews. Thanks to all of RWN’s readers for helping make March RWN’s best month ever for traffic.

— This is also RWN’s one year anniversary of changing over to a blogging format. A year ago, Right Wing News was pulling about 300 daily uniques. Now RWN is averaging better than 4400 per day. That’s not too shabby…

— Thanks to Those Shirts[1], Conservative Commentary[2], Between The Coasts[3], Belly Flop[4], Timeshel Arts[5], & Number 2 Pencil[6] for advertising in March on RWN.

***Update***: This is for a game I’m trying out called…

Listed on BlogShares[7]

If you play, buy some shares of RWN.

Endnotes:
  1. Those Shirts: http://www.thoseshirts.com/
  2. Conservative Commentary: http://conservativecommentary.blogspot.com/
  3. Between The Coasts: http://kcviews.blogspot.com/
  4. Belly Flop: http://www.belly-flop.net/
  5. Timeshel Arts: http://www.timshelarts.com/
  6. Number 2 Pencil: http://www.homestead.com/swygert/files/no2pencil.html
  7. [Image]: http://www.blogshares.com/blogs.php?blog=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rightwingnews.com%2F&user=2083

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by John Hawkins | March 7, 2003 3:54 pm

Misc: A few things…

— I’m working on article designed to answer people’s questions and concerns about the war. It’s going to be fairly comprehensive. If you have any questions about the war on terrorism or questions that you hear asked a lot, post them in the comments section and I may get to them in the article.

— I’m also going to be working on link trades again this week-end. If you have a web page and you’d like to trade links with RWN, just link us and send me an email. As long as your page is regularly updated and I like it, I’ll add you in. The amount of traffic you get doesn’t matter to me.

— You can now purchase an 88×31 button in the “support section” of RWN for the entire month of April. If you’re interested, send $15 to my Paypal account (which is also located in the support section) and email me your 3kb or smaller button. You might want to do it early because RWN completely sold (actually oversold) all of our space for March.

— Speaking of our advertisers, thanks to Those Shirts[1], Conservative Commentary[2], Between The Coasts[3], Belly Flop[4], Timeshel Arts[5], & Number 2 Pencil[6] for advertising on RWN. You might want to give them look, especially if you haven’t seen their pages before, to show them that they were smart to buy an ad on RWN.

— Last but not least, I’ve had several people suggest that I start selling RWN T-shirts. I’m considering the idea, but I’m not sure there would be enough demand. If you’d be interested in getting an RWN T-shirt, have an idea for a design, or have any suggestions about where I should go to get them made if I were to decide to do them, let me know in the comments section.

***Update***: I’d love to see more questions about the war for the article I’m going to be putting up Monday. They can be questions you have, questions you’ve heard asked, pro-war, anti-war, just questions people on the street might be asking. I’m going to try to hit around 50 of these questions and I’ve decided to branch it out to general questions about the war on terrorism. I really want to try to run the full gamut of questions that are out there so if you have anything you’d like to see answered, feel free to post it in the comments section.

Endnotes:
  1. Those Shirts: http://www.thoseshirts.com/
  2. Conservative Commentary: http://conservativecommentary.blogspot.com/
  3. Between The Coasts: http://kcviews.blogspot.com/
  4. Belly Flop: http://www.belly-flop.net/
  5. Timeshel Arts: http://www.timshelarts.com/
  6. Number 2 Pencil: http://www.homestead.com/swygert/files/no2pencil.html

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by John Hawkins | February 6, 2003 11:29 pm

Misc: A few things of note…

— RWN contributor Alan Caruba has finally sent his first book, Warning Signs[1] to market. If you like Alan’s work you should give it a look.

— If you’re looking to improve your web related skills, I’d like to recommend LVS Online[2] to you. Personally I’m taking two courses there right now and I’m taking two more next semester. The courses are cheap & don’t take an excessive amount of time. However, I am learning a lot in these classes and it’s great to have a teacher who checks my work and actually tells me what I’m doing wrong instead of just having to look at a book and try to figure out my own errors. If you do sign up, make sure to mention that (John Hawkins) from [email protected] sent you. They really don’t have much of a referrer program, but I wouldn’t mind racking up a few free classes.

— Last but not least, thanks for all the country song suggestions[3]. I did listen to a lot of the songs that were suggested and here are the ones I liked in particular….

Shedaisy — Lucky 4 U
George Strait: I Can Still Make Cheyenne
Alison Krass: Let Me Touch You For A While
Shania Twain: Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Toby Keith: The Taliban
Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash: Drive On

&….that’s about it. It’s nice to add a few more decent songs to the repertoire but, I’ve come to the conclusion I’m not going to end up becoming a huge country fan =)

Endnotes:
  1. Warning Signs: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0936783354/rightwingnews-20
  2. LVS Online: http://www.lvsonline.com/schedule.shtml
  3. country song suggestions: https://rightwingnews.com/archives/week_2003_02_02.PHP#000620

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