Quite a few readers have asked what's been going on with this blog this week.
John Mack asked, Did the CIA Shut Down Question Authority?
Pharmagiles wrote, Access denied...?
So let me explain.
A blog is a party. People coming together, dropping in, hearing thoughts, jokes, news, whatever.
Most blogs are open to anyone--you want to join the party, step right in.
Some blogs, a few, are private, by invitation only.
This blog is open to anyone. That doesn't mean I necessarily enjoy everyone coming here. Most people I love having. A few I don't care so much for.
I mean, seriously, if you had a party and a lot of friends and curious onlookers came by, you'd enjoy it. But if you suddenly had visits by people paid to come by, just to check on you, you wouldn't like it so much.
Am I right?
But it's a blog you say, it's for everyone. This week, however, I've shown it isn't.
You see, most of those paid people work 9 to 6, east coast time, then they go home. And of course, they do use blog or RSS feeds.
So I decided to make a point. I cancelled the feed. I sent those paid people who keep coming here 9 to 6 to the CIA, to the NSA. And I'll keep sending them to fun places.
Of course, they could come here when the blog is open, in the evening, but it is more of a pain. And of course they will come. But I made my point.
So you may say . . . am I not alienating my regular readers?
Maybe, but hey, it's my blog. That's what makes it unique. I mean, I already outed one big D.C. law firm and the lawyers who came here, and they stopped using their office computers to access this blog. Switched to a private service after a failed attempt to use anonymizer services. That was fun.
Seriously, I think a blog should be interesting, creative, exciting.
But you should know this is no regular blog. Lots of people read it because they enjoy coming here, but others read it because it is their job to monitor what I do. They read it because they DON'T like the content.
So I think if unexpected things happen, like corporate spies reading this blog being sent to the CIA (by the way, the CIA encourages anyone to link to their site), that is simply hilarious.
What am I gonna come up with next week?
Dunno yet. Something crazy, I'm sure.
Come back tomorrow. See what happens and where this blog takes you . . .