Over the past 17 years, people who were smart and who did not like my blogging, would try to figure out what I was doing. What was my strategy? Was I in it for the money or for the girls? Eventually people figured out that I have no strategy. I blog because it allows me to make money by thinking out loud and talking to people. There’s no vision beyond that. There are many things I believe in, often changing, but I don’t see myself as an advocate due to my flawed life (I bring disrepute on anything I espouse). I’m more interested in describing the world rather than trying to change it.
If my critics shut down my advertisers, I blog for thrills (and for donations). Something about being the youngest child of a preacher daddy drives me to express myself with shock and awe.
My first two years online, my battles were intense, and I felt like they were for my survival, but with every victory, my conflicts became less intense, and for the past six years, since my last sad victim in Rabbi YY Rubinstein, nobody has tried to intimidate me into shutting up.
Wielded correctly, the blog is mightier than the sword.