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Big Changes For Radical Second Things

Alot of people blog for free. I can understand that. Writing is therapeutic and stress relieving and there is gratification in knowing that your voice is being heard. The internet also makes it easier for the lowest and highest voices in the world to be heard instantaneously anywhere in the world from anywhere else in the world.

However, I need to eat and so does every other writer. I have advocated people reading this blog donate money and you still can do that:

I have also been putting a significant amount of time and energy in to figuring out how to monetize this website. Radical Second Things already has a partnership with PostJoint, a website that provides sponsored content for a reasonable fee, and that has earned me a respectable amount of money given the brief time this site has been around and its unsteady content. There will be even more.

I want this blog to be attractive to advertisers and investors so I am going to be working out a new graphic design scheme for the banner along with looking at new guest contributors. Despite engaging in capitalism (does one really have a choice?), the radical nature of this site will not shift. We still are partners of Gonzo Times and this site still supports an end to empire, an end to the war on drugs and policies of social justice which will make life more equitable for the mass of citizens.

Beyond just making money, part of my goal with Radical Second Things is to create a serious forum. I am very proud of my work for the Hampton Institute because I consider Hampton one of the few serious forums in the internet age but I want this place to be a return to what once was, albeit updated for a new age. Magazines like Funny Times often provided a great deal of humorous and intelligent content meant to tickle the brain and not just get likes on Facebook. I'm making a conscious effort to do that here.


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About Radical Second Things

Michael Orion is a blogger, writer, artist and photographer based in the Bay Area. Besides his maintenance and promotion of Radical Second Things, he contributes to the San Francisco newspaper SF Western Edition, where he writes about local non-profit organizations.

Mark Cappetta is a practicing Catholic and active LGBT activist. He has been instrumental in keeping Radical Second Things and updates the Facebook account almost daily.

Eva Gnostiquette is an artist, programmer, "future scientist," bi-trans girl and graphic designer. She voluntarily helped to create the first print issue Radical Second Things and designed our beautiful banners. Thanks so much, Eva!

Jordan Denato is a professional artist based out of Iowa. He took the initiative to illustrate both Jennifer Reimer's story and Michael Orion's Oscar Romero work. He has his own art studio, Tar and Feather Studios, and is a critical part of Radical Second Things.

Radical Second Things is a liberation theology themed blog that has clear cut goals - we see the structural decline of the United States and much of the west and hope to present alternatives that will offer "a preferential option for the poor" as more become vulnerable.

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