By Joel Johannesen,
PTBC World Headquarters
I’m writing this because people asked what happened to all of BoldColors.net’s many professional columnists.
Along with the brilliant writing of yours truly, BoldColors used to feature many American and Canadian columnists whose articles were posted here on a permanent, weekly (or more often) basis, with their express, personal permission, of course, and sometimes even bolstered by a contract involving actual money. Not taxpayer money, mind you — my own after tax, leftover, saved, capitalist-style money. This is not the CBC or any other failed socialist project.
For example I bought John Stossel’s column, and Dennis Prager’s. I also posted Ann Coulter’s column here, on contract (i.e. I paid her!), for over ten years. I like to take every opportunity like this to add that yeah, I wear that as a badge of honor, liberals, just as you would if you managed to secure Paul Krugman for your dopey left-wing site. Or for you NDP pawns, Fidel Castro. I acknowledge those are extreme examples, whereas Coulter is a mainstream conservative, makes sense, and loves freedom and America. But I don’t care.
But ultimately, to save time, and mostly money, I stopped posting all those columnists’ columns, in early 2013.
Time is money, and it was taking a lot of my valuable time to post columns and defend myself from left-wing morons. Money is also money, and it takes a lot of my money to do this stuff. The site’s ad revenue, Amazon books sales is money, but as I am the Chairman of the Bored, I require vast sums of capitalist cash to truly inspire me to lift my ass of the couch.
Quite frankly, the site’s viewership numbers were not affected much by the dearth of the outside columnists. The site always did and still does make more than the money-losing New York Times, for a completely relevant example.
I have recently posted an article or two by outside columnists. I might do more. I might not. Depends on the time and revenue flow. Hint.