Why Medium.com?

Over the last seven years, I’ve been quietly building content. I knew that when I was ready make the push, I needed to have a history of content already piled up. Well, here’s a start…

I’ve written 15 books on Smashwords with over 4,600 downloads, published a syndicated weekly column for the last four years, podcasted 200 weeks in a row, developed VPS cloud control systems where I manage web servers for small business, and have been laying in a foundation for supply side sourcing—all while living in Asia and not running one single ad.

Having accurately predicted the Trump victory in February (and posted my pretty accurate map on Instagram), I decided that I knew a thing or two. It’s one thing to have a following, it’s a whole other story to predict the unexpected.

So, I was randomly scrolling through Leonard Kim’s Tweets when I stumbled on a video where he talked up Medium.  · · · →

Big Blogging Brother

Yes, it’s coming! Newspapers will want bloggers to “obey” the rules of the road. I finally read about this at the New York Times. Here’s the issue in a nutshell as I explained it to Congressman Dave Camp:

An issue is stirring among the blogosphere and Newspapers about intellectual property and plagiary. Newspapers are thinking about getting organized to bring standards that bloggers may need to comply with. There are MANY sides to this discussion.

Here is a hypothetical story:

John Doe has a simple website and wants people to read it. So, he sees an article at the Chicago Tribune website. It’s about the same topic his website fans are interested in. He copies and pastes article into his own website, so it looks like his work, but it’s not. He doesn’t see anything wrong with this and the Chicago Tribune may not be entirely angry.

Because Chicago Tribune readers read the paper newspaper at home, not so much online, JohnDoe.com’s copied article gets more Internet readers because he’s a popular guy among bloggers.

 · · · →