We need to have SOME friends, or we might just as well sit in our easy chairs and drink a toast to ‘the end.’ And here is a little secret: The numbers in our readership are not where we need them to be for effective message delivery. And effective message delivery is needed to convince our friends why they are our friends, and to let our opposition know that they are on the wrong track.
RightMi.com has in the past provided something not available in the regular media, and missing in other blogs. While being provocative enough to earn a disowning from the old Rightmichigan.com site, I had hoped we could avoid being vulgar and outright offensive for the sake of being offensive.
Truth be told, there aren’t many things to be happy about from Lansing this year.
We have budgets that include unbelievable payola to the political patronage players, unsustainable liabilities, and new taxes jammed down our throats to pay for it all. The Republican brand is being destroyed by a cancer within, and those who ‘serve’ us have become addicted to the ‘crack’ of campaign assistance.
Where will your supposedly conservative elected official rank?
RightMI.Com readership can make a difference in the effort to defeat the $2 Billion Dollar tax increase.
Scales reminds us yesterday that all it takes is 50% +1 to “entrench this mess into our constitution.”
Even the polling a month out that shows the crushing defeat of this boondoggle, but we need to be aware that it probably ought not be trusted. People are fickle, and the herds of Michigan voters are carefully being prodded along using every tool in the toolbox.
A few items of note from each month in the year 2014.
RightMi.com was the back up site for RightMichigan.com in the event something happened to the WWII servers hosting the original site.
We started off in January fighting for a good man and ultimately getting booted for saying enough is enough from those who profess to be conservative, but cannot be counted on when it matters. We argued that some GOP leaders have their priorities off, and when Betsy DeVos attacked one of the most stalwart and responsible Republicans in the state, we said not-no-fast.
Of course that resulted in the move from the old site to the new. Much of January was spent reminding people of the values Republicans are supposed to hold and why attacking our most conservative committeeman was maybe not such a good idea. RighMi.com as a destination became a reality. Unapologetic, informed, and collaborative; Michigan’s conservative blogging has a home.
OH, and as for the subject of the misplaced attacks?
One of the frustrating things we have worked ourselves into is an expectation that when we open a webpage, it will do so, and by golly it had better be FAST.
Over the last few months as the load on the server increased, its become apparent we weren’t giving her all she got. And on Election night, as a couple of thousand eager political junkies attempted to log on, the server crashed, and hard. Ask my wife what a ‘peach’ I was as this was all going on.
It is now resolved. We didn’t have $6 million laying around, but we still built it faster..stronger..and better than it was before..
We hope you will enjoy the improvement, and no longer be discouraged by slow loading times, or unreachable pages.
No doubt about it, Right Michigan’s numbers have been consistent; recently averaging 200 sessions a day from the wolverine state alone.
This RightMi.com snapshot (at right) of the past 30 days reflects about 85% of the traffic coming in from all over Michigan. Wisconsin, Oregon, California, Texas, Viginia Illinois, Ohio and Florida coming in with the next highest numbers.
Though the actual page views are up and visits are longer, the actual session numbers are off slightly this month, since reaching an average of 308 sessions per day in Michigan for the month of August. The high locale in Michigan for August was Traverse City followed by Ann Arbor Lansing and Grand Rapids.
The graphic at left shows a breakout of the rest of the state for the August totals, which as an aggregate hit 9241
I thought it might be interesting to those who wonder where RightMi.com’s readership is primarily from.
Most folks actively watching the goings on in Lansing might already be aware of the MichiganVotes.org site run by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Nowhere else can you find a more complete collection of legislative efforts. Easily referenced, and with a record of votes by legislator, party, the chambers the votes were taken in, and legislative sessions. It is an incredibly useful tool when trying to find out how your legislator voted on any particular issue of interest. Its a great way of keeping these ‘servants’ in check when they claim to be conservative, but vote like the liberals or something even worse.