Monday, February 15, 2016

The Newsbud Kickstarter and Why You Should Care

I've followed The Corbett Report, BoilingFrogPost, and others in that circle for years now. It's about damn time for them to figure out what others have--that the existing media establishment is beyond saving, and should be abandoned--and strike out to create their own media outlet instead. In this, I applaud this attempt and hope for its success. As Assange, Watson, and the Syrian Girl points out to my fellows in the gaming end of the culture war, what happened to gamers is also happening to others and for much the same reasons towards much the same end. In that spirit, I bring this campaign to your attention for your consideration.

The Newsbud.com Kickstarter campaign is officially underway. The goal is to raise $950,000 in pledges by April 14, 2016 and it's an all-or-nothing proposition; either the funding goal is reached and the project goes ahead or the goal is not reached and no money is collected. So if you care about independent, people-powered media, please consider making a contribution. The details are up at Newsbud.com and Kickstarter.



But that is not all. I want you to pay attention to how these folks do what they do, and I want you to inquire as how they do it. If they fail, I want you to note what failed and why. If you are at all interested in circumventing the SocJus cult and their puppet-masters, and wishing instead to successfully create your own media, learning from the successes and failures of others is vital to preparing for your own success.

You see how Mike Cernovich built himself up with Danger & Play as well as Crime & Federalism. You see how Vox Day built himself up with Alpha Game, Vox Populi, and Castallia House. You see how Sargon of Akkad, the Honey Badgers, and others build themselves up. All of them created and developed their own media outlets and used them to attract, retain, and build an audience that valued what they produced.

That's what Newsbud is attempting to do, and if you want out from under that's your path also: find a way to attract, retain, and build upon a community that appreciates what value you have to offer and trade upon it for value in return. This is why you should care about Newsbud. Even if you're not interested in the world-news they offer (and you should; that's the level at which real power that runs your lives works), you should take the opportunity to learn how to do this sort of thing for yourself by yourself.

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