No Troubles With Tanking Traffic

Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here!

For 12 hours on March 9th, 2022, I had zero views.

This was surprising.

Even the times when I took a break from blogging, I had SOME traffic without posting. In fairness, when I posted on March 9th, I got a few views.

One probable reason is that I dabbled in politics. This will cut an audience in half pretty quickly.

I would go and apologize, pleading for forgiveness, but nah, I like being real.

This post probably wont help much.


I believe in following science. I do not believe individual scientists.

In my lifetime, “scientists” have told me the following:

-Pluto may or may not be a planet👨‍💻

-T Rex was around 68 million years ago, but the presence of iron preserved some soft tissue for us to analyze after all that time. 🤥

-Humans evolved from apes until they didn’t. Wait… Has this changed again?🤔

-A penny will kill someone if dropped from the empire state building 🤕

-We only use 10 percent of our brains🤯

Scientists don’t know most of the time.

They need funding and make stuff up a lot.

I am skeptical of “scientists” and they are skeptical of each other.

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

So, back to Covid I had to find my own science, which is not particularly easy.

Because Covid statistics are messy, so I looked at raw data.

As far as I can tell, in the years 2002 through 2019, between 2.4 and 2.8 million people died each year in the United States.

I had to go to the CDC website to see that 3.3 million died in 2020. Source.

If this information is correct, I can look beyond the confusion of Covid politics and see an increase in US deaths.

The direction given by our government to isolate may have had merit, and may have saved additional lives.

It may not have, and just caused a lot of problems.

I don’t know, I am not a scientist and cannot trust the “science”.

For your information, I am vaccinated and have followed ALL known guidelines in my area.

Ottawa Truckers

I supported them.

Individual liberties have been trampled on, mental health is a concern, education is at a new low and our economy is wretched.

There is too much overreach in government over our lives and the “science” is political posturing.

I firmly believe that the Ottawa Truckers influenced the world in the persuit of freedom.

Life must go on for the living at some point.

I do not live in Canada, but became concerned when around 70 percent of livestreams I used as reference for the Ottawa trucker protest became unavailable on YouTube.

I reached out to a live steamer by telephone and he informed me that the Canadian government was threatening live streamers.

It seems possible.

Prime Minister Trudeau, a Fidel Castro-loving loser is following science. He says so repeatedly.

Personally, I think he is following in Fidel, his father’s footsteps and is a wanabe dictator.


There is too much propaganda out there, and voices are silenced.

I think Putin is evil, and I think Russia is the Biblical Gog and Magog that will eventually trigger Armageddon. I also see the Russian military as all swagger and no skill.

However, I cannot make judgment calls on foreign wars if the controllers of the internet are stifling voices. They are.

So, in conclusion, my website views have tanked significantly after taking sides.

Some of you informed me that it is difficult to get notifications on the WordPress app for Brothers Campfire.

Probably a coincidence.

Am I censored a little?

Did I offend half my audience?

Who knows.

I am going to be me.

Well, that is all from me for today. Your opinion is welcome here at rhe Campfire!

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

50 thoughts on “No Troubles With Tanking Traffic

  1. Under the mask.. says:

    It’s not you. People are incredibly down-hearted right now. Too weary. There seems no cause enough (except peace/rescue) to break the writers block I’ve noted more and more in WordPress, but I believe many are experiencing readers block as well right now. 🌷

  2. dumbestblogger says:

    Just remember that we’re always the good guys, and don’t ask too many questions about the bio labs. Hurts a little that Fidel didn’t make it long enough to see his sone go full on authoritarian. He would have been so proud!

  3. Homemaking in the Dunes says:

    I didn’t even get this post in my feed even though I am subscribed to you. I for one cannot stand to be censored in any way. Any time a book is banned, I will read it just for that reason. We need to come together as Americans. I am convinced this war is going to spread into a World War 3 conflict. I agree that we are over-governed in the United States. I want to hear everyone’s opinions even if I do not agree with this idealogy, dogma etc. We have stopped being curious about why people think and feel the way they do. It is although many have forgotten to think for themselves and listen to others.

  4. mattsnyder1970 says:

    I Never get notifications on WordPress perse but do in email. I look at it like this in regards to the vaccine..was it a cure..naw just a deterrent to I suppose to getting really I’ll, although I will say I follow a photographer from Georgia who was vaccinated and boosted and still got Covid/Pneumonia and ended up being hospitalized/hooked up with portable oxygen. So who knows what to believe. Ben we might not agree on everything but I respect your opinion and for the most part enjoy your blog.

  5. Jewish Young Professional "JYP" says:

    I’m with the commenter who said that the dropping readership numbers are probably unrelated to the sharing of political views. People are just down. I took a short break from blogging because due to both the bleak outlook of the world at large and some really distracting things in my personal life, I just couldn’t work up the same interest in blogging – either reading or writing.

    As for politics, it’s sad that we live in a world where we feel a need to not entertain listening to other views. I feel like once upon a time, it was possible to have a civil discussion with someone who didn’t have the same views. I really don’t feel like that is the case anymore, which is unfortunate.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you for the insight. It is a shame that people are down.

      Thank you for hearing my views. I am willing to listen to your perspective on these things. 🤠🔥☕

      1. Jewish Young Professional "JYP" says:

        I honestly didn’t follow the Canadian trucker situation that closely, so I can’t say if I agree or disagree with the truckers’ position. I did think that Trudeau’s handling was an overreach and an abuse of power.

      1. leendadll says:

        I did. I changed my med schedule and, minus the return of GI distress, feel 100M times better!!!

      2. leendadll says:

        Honestly, the beginning of March has been a LOT to process, esp for those of us calculating/expecting worst case outcomes.

      3. leendadll says:

        Rando: I checked and you can get the 🤠🔥☕ web address for $235. Add one more character and it will prob drop to $30 or less.

  6. Eugenia says:

    I don’t use the reader and see only those posts via my email. With that said, it seems I am not notified of each every post where I subscribe to one’s blog. There are some I follow that post more than once a day but I am notified of only one post.

    I didn’t see this post but feel you made worthy points to ponder, my friend. Keep on keepin’ on.

  7. Angie says:

    I had many friends go stand for freedom in Ottawa. It was peaceful and the businesses did not suffer like how a certain man keeps claiming. The truckers and their families were threatened by law enforcement (not all, most were very nice and supported the convoy as long as things were kept peaceful). The threats were in regards to having their children taken away, freezing their bank accounts, taking their trucks, etc. Innocent people were getting tasered and hit by law enforcement while windows were being smashed out of their vehicles by the same police.

    Personally, I am not vaccinated but I support those that chooses to be. Most of my friends are for many different reasons and that was their choice (for the most part).

    I do believe that many people have lost traffic and followers on their blogs due to their beliefs and censorship. Not only on the blogs but also in real life, unfortunately.

    God bless, and don’t stop being true and being YOU!

  8. Omatra7 says:

    You don’t offend me at all with your perspectives/views – is good to see other views … gives thought

    Oh well if people don’t like – whatever – it is ok to voice what means something or is important to you.

    I do agree – Putin is pure evil and from Cold War era

    I do not know of the other things you speak of with truckers ??

    And yes – you do have to research for self and there is so many biased things or incorrect information that just gets turned out.

    Covid was just handled incorrectly from the start…

    Today someone compared the war to Covid and said to me… now that we have war, COVID’s not such a big thing anymore

    Kinda true little

    I worry for the war now – not Covid

    But yeah – is ok to say your words, as long as.. I can say mine too …and we can agree and disagree 😊 you be you… I be me 🙌 peacefully

    I’ll question something if I don’t know or understand it

    So it’s ok to have strong opinions we all do – just be open to hear all sides

    Some will agree / some won’t

    Or perhaps they don’t understand the way words mean?

    Is like text messages can be interpreted incorrectly also lol

    Anyway – be free to say whatever you wish. I would rather know you are real than fake 😊

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you, Trish. I am ok with agreeing to disagree. One of my favorite friends is completely on the other side of the aisle with beliefs and opinions, but I have learned volumes by listening. When you disagree, let me know in the comments. I will listen! 🤠🔥☕

      1. Omatra7 says:

        Yes I have many people in my life who are different beliefs or different views … we do not have any issues

        We respect each other and that’s the key

        And yes you learn many things listening

        Hahaha yes I will 😘✌️ same for you on mine lol

  9. For the Love of Books says:

    The numbers are probably down due to email notifications not going out to most of us. I haven’t had them either for some time and have to remember to check for posts. I get side tracked keeping track of convoys and forget. Check out ZOT on You Tube for the latest.

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thanks for the information. I appreciate you for letting me know.

      I followed Zot for a bit. I believe he was the one who got arrested while live streaming.

      1. For the Love of Books says:

        He did but his sister had been streaming with him and she still is. She is in DC right now and is doing a ride along today. Travel Fun 69 is also streaming right now.

      2. For the Love of Books says:

        He was but his his sister was streaming with him and still is. She is live right now about to do a ride along for the day down south. Travel Fun 69 is also streaming.

  10. Cassa Bassa says:

    I often suspect the PlanDemic drian the population’s saving, the they start wars to make money by selling more weapons.

  11. Adelheid says:

    I still don’t get notifications whenever you have new posts so what I do is go directly to your website and read through, like right now 😁. Keep posting! I’ll keep reading! 😊😊😊

    1. Benjamin says:

      Thank you! I am sorry about the notifications though. I appreciate you! 🤠🔥

          1. Benjamin says:

            Ha ha!
            How is the weather down there? It is a chilling 0 Celsius here

  12. Cassa Bassa says:

    I was working and wasn’t a me to get on the live stream. I love that your stream confidence grew Benjamin! Live stream with a cold sore is the example of realness. 👍


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