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How Come Nobody Thinks The Stuff I Post Matters?

I keep posting threads here that I think are important yet they seem to just hit bottom like a rock. I am not wanting kudos, or recognition or any acceptance whatsoever. I just want to get info out that I think is important to the liberty movement. Somehow though, nobody even bothers to read or watch the stuff I post for the most part. Am I out of touch with what matters or is it the way I present it? I have the same problem trying to talk to people about what is going on out there. They don't want to hear it. Please give me some insight as to what the heck I do wrong so I can make a difference for the better. I have posted threads of all kinds. I get next to no views. Are they not important or what? Please tell me. I really want to be able to alert people to important stuff. Thanks

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Like we say here in Indianer...

"Don't take it personal." LOL!

Seriously, who knows? SEO issues?

Someone more observant than me said in another post that there can be moments when a lot of people post critically-important / high-profile stuff all around the same time... which can cause other, even equally-important, topics to drop like rocks to the bottom.

Keep at it.

What would the Founders do?

Promoting your blog on other sites helps. Promote the DP!

Besides votes and comments propping up blogs,I think it's just a numbers game.Also it helps to make a good title and aim at a particular audience when a topic is "hot". Other than that there is nothing you can do within the site.

check this out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDoW8sJ7HMI&feature=player_em...

If that doesn't lift some eyebrows, we are in for a whole lotta trouble!

clear is infinitely faster than light, you cant even see it! It must be realized...

Don't hate the player, hate the game!!!

Talk about Hemp.

That'll get my attention. But that's my bias opinion.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Haha!

Nice, Myke ;)

I'm reaching up and reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out.

Its not a competition.

Stop complaining and just do the best you can. There are no easy or sure fire ways to wake people up. If YOU come up with a method that works...share it. I bet a post entitled "Here is what I did to wake up a friend of mine up" would get a bunch of views...if it worked.

Also, you shouldn't feel bad about getting no views. Wanna feel like you got kicked in the stones?...wait until one of your posts gets -87 votes. (I think thats what one of mine got) That post made me appreciate some of mine that slide right off the page. lol.

Save the whining for

after the war.

back2work

It isn't just you.

I'm like cute, but my stuff never gets attention. I think I need to be a hot chick with bewbs. I wouldn't worry about it.

Word...

same here but it's not about us - we can only do what we feel led to do. The reaction from the community isn't our responsibility.

Like I tell my kids - you can only control how you behave - behave well - no regrets.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

egapele's picture

Sometimes you win,

sometimes you lose ... :)

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose
And sometimes the blues get hold of you
Just when you thought you had made it

All around the block, people will talk
But I want to give it all that I've got
I just don't want to waste it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dv507ZiAYE

tasmlab's picture

I presume it happens to everybody

Happens to many of my posts too, despite me being intellectually fascinating, wildly entertaining, intensely thought-provoking, and savagely handsome.

But then every so often I'll come up with a gem and it gets a lot of comments and is reposted to the facebook thread.

Relax and keep posting. IMHO.

Currently consuming: Harry Browne, Free Domain Radio; JT Gatto and Holt; Wii U

You made me smile.

Thanks, I needed that.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

why are concerned about such things?

This post has slightly confused me. You say you don't want 'recognition', yet thumbs up and comments ARE recognition. I appreciate that you have a genuine concern that we are all informed, but you can't force people to be concerned at the same level you are - or even about the same things. If you don't want your posts to hit 'rock bottom', try to find the posts that get a lot of hits and emulate them. But I think you should keep doing what you're doing and accept whatever happens without feeling as if you aren't contributing. You are.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Because it doesn't matter

Do what I do, Be like Clark Kent , come into the DP office, stumble around a bit, crash into desks and adjust your glasses but never conceal your identity.

When you're not in the DP that's when you take your suit off and be all you can for the movement. Become a delegate, talk to college kids, help those who need it most and live by example....

It's not always that important to preach to the choir. Use the information you read here and smile when your posts climb the information ladder. But think of this place as a knife sharpener so when it really matters in society you are informed and well armed.

Just my 2 cents

DEX

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I wouldn't complain or worry

I wouldn't complain or worry about it. Only about every 5th thread I create receives more than 2 upvotes.

Southern Agrarian

Just looking through your most recent posts,

and it seems like the ones that got more attention had a video imbedded along with a good description of what was in the video. Those you posted with a link to another story may have generated more discussion if you pasted a portion of the article or offered a brief synopsis to grab people's attention. Then there's the PETA post, I'm gonna be honest with you here, I read that one when you posted it, it irked me and I down-voted you because of the tone you took in that post. I think a lot of people have given you a lot of good advice so far on using good titles and posting during higher traffic times.

I'm reaching up and reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out.

if you live in a small town,

if you live in a small town, everyone knows each other, so you are all famous.

Don't you feel special now ?

lawrence

I looked at your old posts

And you have some with 30-40 views. So why were they better? They had much better titles than the other ones that draw an audience if 1-2.

You Shud

Take after me I'm pretty much on the front page everyday.

quality, not quantity.

This list of facts you stated

This list of facts you stated should, I believe, help you find an answer.

1.) You really want the information out, you don't care (repeatedly) what people think of you or if they know about you, you are just a good Samaritan trying to get the information out.

2.) It bothers you that people haven't watched the ring of power.

3.) You know that ring of power and similar "documentaries" have been watched by many and posted many times on DP.

4.) The one i don't understand: you don't think that the "information is getting out", although you know that it has been posted several times and commented over and over, and that whoever tries to question fallacies in such documentaries on DP gets swarmed.

If I were you I would rethink the 1st one, I think you're lying to yourself. Also, if you happen to be younger than, lets say 30, and I just have a hunch that you are a lot younger, try reading your posts again and see how many times you've tried to insult people by telling them that they are kids.

the strangerr's picture

hope that helps

Well, I read this pathetic post AND the many excellent comments it received. A perfect contrast, and a perfect test. Your move.

Somebody will re-post same story days later

and it all of a sudden becomes important. That's how my story goes. Lol!

Hey

There is so much literature and material on here and links going everywhere it is tough to pick and choose imo.

I know your tag now and the next time you post a topic I will be sure to read and reply and bump.

Cheers,

donvino

Keep up the good work skippy d,

Iv'e always enjoyed your comments and links,Liked the chem trail vid you posted link which explains why Monsanto are doing what they are doing in USA and AUSTRALIA.I post all over the net but come here for much valuable info.Thank you for being you (Your real)...

BAZZA MAC

Since you asked...

There's a great essay by Gary North that comes to mind that touches on the difference between crappy comments and real articles... argh, it eludes me. My crappy comment will have to suffice. Let's review your recent posts:

http://www.dailypaul.com/279520/senate-passes-monsanto-prote...

Good stuff, but not a great summary. Doesn't take much effort to post a link infowars, a site everyone and their dog knows about.

http://www.dailypaul.com/279114/what-is-peta

That was a rant. Don't insult us or "dare" us to comment. You were a member of this organization. You could have told us what you saw there, why you discontinued membership, and how you feel about it. But instead you just let loose. I think you could take that topic to the front page if you made a post that is honest and brave.

http://www.dailypaul.com/278996/surveillance-state-operation...

Yay, you posted something else from infowars!

http://www.dailypaul.com/278563/1-the-ring-of-power-present-...

You posted something that's been posted on DailyPaul over and over and over, AND OVER, AND OVER again. There is a search function. Nobody stops you from posting dupes, but don't be surprised when no one cares.

http://www.dailypaul.com/278528/oregon-company-to-sell-drone...

Neat. The article says very little though. You didn't bother to do any research on the company and include that, and someone else posted a summary of this article a day before you did.

http://www.dailypaul.com/278296/michael-could-we-please-have...

I'm just going to assume this was a rhetorical question.

http://www.dailypaul.com/278251/posting-comments-on-infowars

You posted another infowars link. Why not ask the people commenting there what they think? Not that there's anything wrong with asking us, but don't expect this to get a lot of attention!

http://www.dailypaul.com/278104/john-stossels-illegal-everyt...

You and 134861348136051 people thought of sharing this

http://www.dailypaul.com/278118/ex-irs-auditor-says-there-is...

We've already seen this 56824056 times.

There's a search function, or you can use Google to search for links on the site.

To get something on the front page then either:

a) You need to be extremely fast and persistent. You will be competing with people like this:
http://www.dailypaul.com/user/2259

b) Post something original and well researched. If you post it in video form, all the better.

JustLiberty4US's picture

You gave good sound advice

You gave good sound advice that the rest of us can use. Thanks, Canada.

SteveMT's picture

Join the club. What we think is important is relative to us.

With me, one out of ten posts get some traffic. It called reality, nothing more. I just live with it, and try even harder to find good stuff to post; think of an interesting headline, and post it fast, once you make sure that it's legit. No worries.

Better subjects like TEEN GOTH HARLOTS INVADE LIBERTARIAN RALLY

you gotta grab the audience in the first 3 seconds. And when all else fails, the old bait-and-switch will at least get you attention.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Lmao

Indeed

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.