By Joel Johannesen,
I’m writing this because people asked what happened to all of BoldColors.net’s (“BCNET”) many professional columnists.
Along with the brilliant writing of yours truly, BCNET 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. My own after tax, leftover, saved, capitalist-style money.
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!). 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 Sanders or AOC fan pages, Fidel Castro. I acknowledge Castro is an extreme example, whereas Coulter is a mainstream conservative, makes sense, and loves freedom and America. Potato, Cadillac.
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 and cancel-culture SJWs and such. Money is also money, and it takes a lot of my money to do this stuff. The site’s ad revenue and donor contributions are money, but it’s not enough to justify all the expensive columnists, and all the other work, and the risk, legal and otherwise.
Quite frankly, the sites’ viewership numbers were not affected much by the dearth of the outside columnists. The site(s) always did and still do make more than many newspapers do today — which is to say they’re not losing excessive amounts of money.
I may once again post articles by outside columnists. I might not. Depends on the time and revenue flow.