9.30.2016

Why I'm Taking a Break from Blogging

For all the thoughts that come into my mind that I want to write about, my blog isn't always the right place to express them. Plus, I don't always want to spend the time it takes to write out my thoughts when I have more worthwhile things to be doing, such as taking care of the house, the man, and the cats, not to mention sleeping, running, relaxing, eating, watching movies, reading, and, of course, working for a living.

I started this blog in 2009 when my life was very different. Now after a year of steady work, and getting more settled into life (relatively speaking) after two years on the Olympic Peninsula, I recognize that changes need to be made. So, I am choosing less blogging (having already ditched Farcebook) so that I can redirect my efforts elsewhere.

While this post is an announcement for readers, more importantly it is my way of gaining closure by freeing myself from a self-imposed obligation, so that I can begin to work towards what comes next in life, whatever that may be.

With limited time online I plan to use it to work on my multiple micro-entrepreneurial endeavors at Amazon, Redbubble, Society6, and Zazzle. By branching out from blogging I will be able to shift my writing focus to ebooks at Amazon without thinking that I still have to blog. Granted, I know I will blog again someday, but until then I am not going to give myself anxiety over it. Please sign up for email notifications in the sidebar to get notified when I blog next.

Thanks to my three gift shops at Redbubble, Society6, and Zazzle, I am also able to supplement my need for expressive writing by creating hundreds of products featuring my original photography, witty thoughts, and graphic designs, which I will continue to promote through my social media outlets. Please visit my gift shops in the sidebar to see what I am designing and creating.

Thank you to all buyers and promoters;
I appreciate your support!

Please find me on the social media accounts below that I currently use to promote my opinions, books, photos, and product creations. I will not be posting the same things on every account, so feel free to enjoy me where you please. 

Here is where to find me and what you will find me posting:
G+ shop promotions 
Instagram smartphone photos and no promotions
Pinterest shop promotions, memes, images, and info
Twitter opinions, photos, and shop promotions

So, with all that said, and more written than I had intended, it is time for bed. Please contact me with your comments, feedback, questions, and product requests, using the contact form in the sidebar. 

T H A N K   Y O U,   R E A D E R S

Death is but a door,
time is but a window.
I'll be back.
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9.02.2016

Why People Should Be Censored on Social Media

That's right, people should be censored, and I will tell you why in one word: Ownership.

Who has ownership of Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and any other social media platform that elects to adopt decency policies; however ridiculous and absurd they may be to anyone intelligent enough not to throw a tantrum about every opinion they disagree with? 

Do any of the masses of morons crying like the babies they are own any of the popular social media platforms? 

If not, then they deserve to be nothing but censored because it is not their property. That is how property works and that is how it should work: The person (or entity) that owns the property calls the shots about how it gets used and who else gets to use it. Welcome to the wonderful world of owning property.

Don't like it? Do you want the freedom to say whatever you want on social media? Then go start your own damn platform and see how much freedom the government gives you then. Please, go do it right now, and recognize that time arguing with me will only take away from platform-building time.

That's the thing most morons do not understand; and I say 'moron' with much love for those who can't think for themselves, so it is not a hate thing. 

The problem is not the platform, in my unpopular opinion. The problem is that which controls the platform, and it most likely is not the owners as much as it is government agencies telling the owners how to do business and pressuring them to do things they would rather not do; especially if those businesses want to stay in business in America and be successful, as well as in good graces with American government.

Just a wild, speculative hunch based on the years I spent as a court reporter listening to government agents control businesses and their owners; not to mention the 20+ years I have been working in government-controlled private businesses and experiencing the overreaching control firsthand.

Granted, the owners could have chosen ridiculous decency policies on their own accord without pressure; and if they did, then that is all the more reason to not bother with such a platform. But I digress.

Do you not own a business? Have you never worked in the administrative and management levels of a business? Do you not know how much government controls every single business that it can possibly get its tenacious tentacles wrapped around, which is every licensed business in America? Fuck, do you even have a job or understand anything about how business works?

Well, then, this is a good moment to recognize that that is what all of these social media platforms are -- licensed, registered, regulated, marketable, profitable, money-making businesses which government ultimately controls and manipulates. 

So, censorship is going to happen. So do periods; put in a tampon and fucking deal with it like a woman.

How do you deal with it like a woman? The same way women deal with unwanted menstruation: You get uncomfortable, you go with the flow, and you work around that which you cannot control with creativity.

Does nobody think in code any more except stenographers? Is it only creative writers and fiction writers who know how to get hidden messages across to people with analogies and metaphors and made-up worlds? That very well may be the case.

This leaves me wondering which is worse: censorship, or crybabies crying censorship who are not creative, and possibly not writers. Because when someone censors them on their preferred platform they can't seem to do much except flail for attention like a dying fish, which is exactly what they should do -- flail and die.

If someone's message can't survive beyond a social media platform, then they have no message. All they have is a following they do not want to lose.

Pathetic, totally.

Granted, I am included in this as well, since I utilize social media and everything I do online is through someone else's property, mostly Google's. Therefore, I absolutely run the risk of being censored, especially if a lovable unthinking moron ever reads the things I write and should feel triggered; or even a cruel thinking asshole who gets off on getting people censored just because he can (no one in particular, just recognizing that they do exist is all).

And if I get censored, so the fuck what? I will find a workaround like I always do. That is one of the benefits of being old enough to remember how the world worked before the internet came into it. 

Should Amazon ever ban what I put in my books, even then I will say: So the fuck what? I don't own Amazon, that is their right, and I would find a workaround, because I have a will. 

Some people just have weakness though, and when their way is blocked by an obstacle all they do is whine, as if they are some entitled old person the world revolves around when they aren't even sixty yet. Fucking gag me with Ensure.

Nobody is entitled to another's property, even if that property happens to be social media platforms. And if people think they are entitled to another's property, then they rightfully deserve to be censored. 

That's the point of being creative -- nothing can stop you unless you let it. But if people are not creative enough to work around censors, nor dedicated enough to create a workaround, they should be censored and figuratively culled from the herd. by Eve Penman

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