by Travis Mateer
While I don’t have immediate plans to stop writing daily blog posts, the reality I’m facing as the new year approaches is this: how do I get paid for what I’m creating?
Content creators who don’t shy away from controversial subjects have been on the receiving end of tactics that are tantamount to economic warfare for years now, and without new methods of monetization, like the crypto-based platform, Rokfin, people like Jason Bermas and Ryan Christian wouldn’t have the financial support to continue their work.
Amidst these deplatforming financial attacks from online behemoths like Youtube, the last thing content creators need are attacks from supposed allies in the truth-telling movement. Cue Alison McDowell, the Neo-Luddite researcher who continues taking shots at Derrick Broze.
These continued attacks from McDowell and her followers are worse than counterproductive; they help the predator class by unrealistically demanding the denial of ANY role for blockchain technology and crypto-currencies in the movement to resist authoritarianism.
I’m hoping to get on Rokfin as a content creator next year AND I have a small amount of Bitcoin as a hedge against fiat madness. In Alison McDowell’s Neo-Luddite world, these actions make me a bad person in need of being blocked and cancelled.
Another blogger in Alison’s corner is “Stephers” who writes at Mark Tokarski’s site, Piece of Mindful. Here’s Stephers echoing McDowell’s attacks on Derrick Broze:
How do these Luddites expect me to get to a sustaining level of financial compensation for my content creation? Am I supposed to be grateful for the meager handouts I get from sporadic donations, like some digital panhandler? Because that’s not sustainable for me.
When I saw this latest eruption break out on Twitter, I reached out to Derrick Broze for an interview and hope to connect with him in the next few months to discuss the deflationary pressure of this in-fighting. I’ve seen similar situations develop within local activist circles as well, which I’ll be discussing in further detail next year.
In the meantime, how about a poem? I call this one DIVIDER.
Alison no son of all getting pissed she takes her ball and will not talk like an adult preferring anti-crypto cults division benefits the eye she ain't dumb, but is she sly? or does Diego have his hands inside her secret pocket plans? I dunno, she banned my ass wrenching allies really fast words are fine, but I watch acts from this valley of attacks where Philly is worlds away from mountains where the money plays Alison, drop the baggage, man time is short for taking stands