It seems as though that someone is really interested in another’s website and has an opinion or two.
Ever decreasing readership? That would imply he has readership to start with.
Let’s examine the latest numbers:
In the last five months:
While it is true that Hogewash has declined just a bit, let’s put this in perspective:
All Team Free Speech websites (not in red) reporting on the activities of Team Kimberlin, including a lot of PLM articles, are in the top quarter million of US rankings. Pretty impressive when you consider the circumstances:
All of them are in the top 3/4 million of world rankings.
All of them are run part time. Each proprietor is a gainfully employed, productive, upstanding citizen within their community.
None have ever claimed to be real journalists or reporters. They are just citizen bloggers.
Update: This comment from TDPZ Morgana helps with some history that I did not know about. I admit I have not delved deeply into my blogger friends pasts, so I add her comment here:
One small nit to pick. John Hoge at one point was a true journalist. He is now blogging as a blogger, however. I, at one point, was also a true journalist. I am now blogging as a simple blogger. Dave worked/works(?) in radio and is now blogging as a simple blogger.
The only claim I have to the broadcast industry was when I worked for a company in Phoenix that built software to integrate PC’s with the Chyron character generators. My job was to make Windows software based on the company’s MS-DOS software.
This is even worse for Schmalfeldt than I thought..
The sites in red are managed by Bill Schmalfeldt, the same person publishing the tweets above. Schmalfeldt claims an impressive career in both radio and news journalism. His most remarkable feat was landing a job with the National Institutes of Health as a promotions writer.
Now that he is retired, doesn’t have a job, and can devote his full time to his sites, it seems as though he’s not getting the kind of results you might expect from someone with such extraordinary skills.
These are the kinds of results you get:
The article listing is from the “Hogewatch” section. What? No comments? No readers? Just a casual view here and there?
If you click this link, these are all the articles written about Schmalfeldt by Hoge. Just look at the comment count bubbles after scrolling a few pages. Some of those “recycled” articles get more comments and likes than original material produced on the sites run by Schmalfeldt.
Of course, he has to shove his foot farther up his arse with this tweet:
If I were a business owner and needed a writer who could produce readership, Schmalfeldt wouldn’t have a job, kinda like what he doesn’t have now. It would seem that whatever strategies he is using has the same results as in the past.