I've been blogging for a decade, and during that time I've always had a fair Russian readership base.
My average was about 500 Russian viewers per day, until two weeks ago. Then something weird happened.
While checking my blog statistics (a once a month practise), I drilled down to daily/weekly readership and to my surprise there was a substantial drop in viewers.
To be exact, viewers from Russia. I went to the countries list and discovered Russia was no longer on my radar. I've been mulling this information over and am frankly baffled.
I sure wish I knew someone that was an expect on stuff like this. If you happen to know what could have gone down with my blog please don't hesitate to share your theory with me.
I feel like a conspiracy nut. But I'm not. I don't believe Elvis is living in Peru, or that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.
One of the things I did was look back at what I posted recently that had to to with Russia.
I found posts on Trump and Putin's bromance, and other articles calling out Russian hackers and the government for interfering with our presidential elections going back for months.
Again, I'm not sure what's going on. I'm only reporting the facts. It's hard for me to believe that the Russians (or Trump's cronies) had anything to do with this.
My blog is hardly in competition with any big web sites. To think someone would bother with censoring my little blog is inconceivable.
I hesitated even writing about this.
It's really too scary to think about...but I am..and I wonder what happened?
Time for me to walk on down the road...