Be it far from us to ever agree with Dr. Michael Brown, chief enabler of all that is theologically weird and always eager to platform, promote, and advance every crazy-as-a-rat-in-a-coffee-can charismatic leader not named Todd Bentley, but it seems that even a morally and theologically bankrupt blind squirrel can find a nut on occasion.
In this case, Brown shared that in the last 6 months, some of his posts which would have gotten 100,000k shares, likes and reactions on Facebook are now only getting 100-200. This is an astronomical drop in traffic, meaning he’s only getting a tenth of 1% of his previous exposure.
While on one hand, this is a good thing, as any efforts to have his whacked out beliefs muzzled are generally met with approval, it also does not bode well for the rest of us, who have likewise seen our exposure shrink and numbers drop. We’ve gone from a million page views a month, to something like half a million, and some months less. Posts that would have previously gotten 5 or 10k shares are down to a couple hundred, and our ability to output viral posts is stymied by Facebook’s totalitarian algorithms—seen recently when they temporarily unpublished all our pages, along with our personal pages.
The fact that we have ceased in-page ads altogether, a blessed mercy and gift to our long-suffering readers has likewise impacted our ability to raise funds to pay for expenses like bandwidth and bills.
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Soli Deo Gloria
A CALL TO ACTION
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