Are You Writing a Blog Where You Live?

Two weeks in to this new blog—Frauds, Crooks and Criminals—I’m reminded of all the great work many of you do researching issues where you live, national issues too!
But, are you getting that important information out on a local or state website?  If not, why not!
You know that information is power, right!  However, it has little value if it doesn’t reach outside your front door or go much farther than your facebook friends’ computers.

free speech zone map
They will have a harder time shutting down free speech if you all are writing!

Believe me, it is not rocket science to set up a wordpress website, or some other hosting site.  I do think facebook is a good way to get your research/ideas out more widely, but facebook has limitations and will increasingly give you problems.
And, besides, on facebook, I don’t think there is any way to categorize and make available the information you have unearthed for someone to find months or years later (correct me if I am wrong).
Which brings me to the issue of comments here at Frauds and Crooks.  Believe me! Most people will not read comments longer than my original posts! Heck, I hardly have time to read them!  (See my comment on commenting under the header.)
Budding investigators!  Please, please, please, set up a website/blog of your own!
Give your blog a theme, it could be on the vast issue of immigration (obviously my passion), or focus on your geographic location. Write a blog about what is going on in your city or state (LOL! compete with your Left leaning local paper that won’t even publish your Letters to the Editor!).
Plug away at it a little bit every day and you will be surprised at the body of information you will have compiled in a few short months.

The speech police will have a much harder time silencing us if all of you are writing!

Let me know when you’ve got that new blog of your own up and running!
Endnote: If you are new to Frauds and Crooks, see my welcome post here.

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7 thoughts on “Are You Writing a Blog Where You Live?

  1. Hi Ann. AnneMarie here. What a great idea. I have a question. Because of my stance on immigration, illegals, Muslims, Islam, abortion, President Trump etc., I’ve been permanently banned from Facebook and Twitter. I had almost 50,000 followers on Twitter at one time. How does one create a blog and get it out there with no access to social media? This is so frustrating. Thanks again for all you do!

    1. Hi, first you have to go to someplace like WordPress, choose a template, and if you want some extra features, it costs about $100 for a year. I recommend that (over a free blog) because you will want to post some videos from time to time.
      Do you know how use word, how to write at someplace like word (how to put in links etc)? I think that is the hard part at first. You will give your blog a name and you as the author can have a pen name. WordPress can help you set it up or better still find some local geeky type to help.
      You then start posting using news that is factual …basically you are giving your opinion on a legitimate news story. You don’t need facebook and twitter because your fans will post your stories on social media. It takes a while to build up a base of support so be patient. Write to me at my e-mail address and we can talk further:

  2. Excellent advice. The impulse to catapult off another’s story to introduce a different issue has always baffled and annoyed me.

  3. I have been writing a local fiscal watchdog blog covering LOCAL government agencies for 14 years, including the County and School District Boards, several of our 14 cities, a water district and other special districts. Feel free to steal ideas. (It is published using Typepad, not WordPress).
    Vance Jochim
    Former Certified Fraud Examiner, Internal Auditor, and Information Systems Auditor, and anti-corruption expert in Iraq 2004-2006.

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