Sports Betting Picks - Free Betting Picks From Sports ...

Do you think the decade someone comes of age in impacts if they're a Liberal or a Conservative?

It seems like if you came of age in the 1980s, there's a good chance that you're a conservative (anecdotally from family members). And looking at 1980s culture, it seems primed to make someone a conservative if their formative years were in that decade.

Meanwhile, if you came of age in the 2010s, the opposite seems to be the case.

What do you think?
Did you come of age in the 1980s and this fits your observations?
Did you come of age in the 2010s and this is just a pile of bunk?
submitted by taksark to AskConservatives [link] [comments]

[S] Marooned: Africa (Complete)

16 Americans are about to begin the adventure of a lifetime in the scorching deserts of Kenya in eastern Africa. They are about to be abandoned in the heart of one of the most diverse and dangerous collections of animals anywhere on the planet. Zebras, giraffes, elephants, lions, just a sampling of the animals that call this place home. Temperatures here can reach 120 degrees. Water is scarce. It is a land virtually untouched by the modern world. For the next 39 days these 16 strangers will be left to fend for themselves. Forced to create a new society while battling the elements and each other. They must learn to adapt or they’ll be voted out of the tribe. In the end only one will remain to claim the million dollar prize. 39 days, 16 people, 1 survivor! This is Marooned: Africa!
The Cast
Boran Tribe:
Samburu Tribe
*I apologize to u/swoldow for misspelling their character’s name in the sim.
Episode 1: After making a long trek through the savannah both tribes reach their tribe campsite and begin setting up camp. On the Boran tribe the building of the tribe camp is mostly harmonious although Toni and Ray do start butting heads a little. Meanwhile on the Samburu tribe there is a clear power struggle between Leo and Jeremy. Both think that they have what it takes to be the leader of the tribe and neither is willing to back down from that position. Crystal and Kaylee both side with Leo thinking that he should be the tribe leader while Matt and Kathy side with Jeremy and think that he should be the tribe leader. Ryan and Talia both dislike the conflict going on in the tribe and decide to stay neutral. At the immunity challenge Samburu manages to win despite the tension they have at camp. When Boran gets back from the immunity challenge Ray accuses Toni of being the reason that they lost the challenge. Toni does not take this well and begins screaming at Ray. Ray does not back down and soon they are in the middle of a huge argument. Right before things get physical Al and Wallace step in and separate the two. It is clear that for the sake of the tribe either Toni or Ray need to go and because Toni is perceived to be weaker than Ray in challenges she is seen as less valuable so at tribal council Toni is unanimously voted out of the tribe.
Episode 2: Without Toni Boran is once again harmonious and this causes them to go into the next immunity as strong as ever and win. Over on Samburu Leo and Jeremy’s battle for dominance leads them to target each other. Leo still has Cris and Kaylee on his side and the two of them agree to vote for Jeremy. Matt still has Kathy and Matt on his side and the two of them agree to vote for Leo. This leaves Ryan and Talia in the middle and forces them to end their neutrality by picking a side. The two of them decide to do what they believe will keep the tribe strong so they decide to keep Leo the pro wrestler and vote out Jeremy. At tribal council Jeremy is voted out in a 5-3 vote.
Episode 3: After the last vote Kathy and Matt are clearly at the bottom of the Samburu tribe. At the immunity challenge Boran wins, sending Samburu to their second tribal council. Back at camp it seems clear that either Kathy or Matt will be the next person voted out. The new majority alliance of Leo, Ryan, Kaylee, Cris, and Talia come together to discuss whether they should vote out Kathy or Matt first. They come to the conclusion that they should vote out Matt first because he seems like more of a fighter and they know that he has the potential to stir up trouble in the future if he’s still around. After that conversation the vote seems obvious but Kaylee didn’t come to Marooned to play an obvious game. She views Kathy and Matt as people who she could potentially work with down the line. Talia on the other hand is someone who Kaylee doesn’t trust at all. Kaylee tries to convince Cris and Leo to go along with her new plan and blindside Talia. At first they think that Kaylee’s new plan is crazy but they slowly realize that she’s right. Talia is the type of person who will flip on them as soon as the merge comes so at tribal council they turn on her and Talia is blindsided in a 5-2 vote.
Episode 4: Ryan is shocked and out of the loop after the last tribal council. He recognises that he’s going to have to step up his game or he’s going to end up blindsided just like Natalia. At the immunity challenge the Boron tribe wins for the third time in a row sending Samburu back to tribal council. Ryan knows that he could be in trouble because he was left out of the loop on the last vote but luckily his social connections on the tribe are strong enough that nobody bothers targeting him. Instead Leo decides to target Matt because he thinks that Matt poses the biggest threat to his leadership role. Leo is easily able to get Ryan and Kaylee on board with the plan. In addition Kathy realizes that her alliance with Matt is a sinking ship and decides to get on board with Leo and vote for Matt. Cris on the other hand doesn’t want to vote out Matt. She would rather keep the tribe strong and vote out Kathy. Unfortunately she is not able to get anyone else on board with her plan and at tribal council Matt is voted out in a 4-2 vote.
Episode 5: In the biggest twist in the history of Marooned each tribe is told to select 3 tribe members to represent their tribe. Katrina, Kiara, and Wallace all volunteer to be the representatives for Boron. Samburu decides to have their 3 women represent their tribe. These 6 people are given new buffs and forced to switch tribes. At the immunity challenge the Boron tribe wins the first immunity challenge as new tribes. Back at Samburu Ryan and Leo know that they are in trouble being outnumbered by the original Boron people 3-2. Ryan decides to fight to stay in the game so he tells the Boron people about how Leo is the leader of the Samburu people and is a huge threat moving forward. Kiara doesn’t like the way that Ryan ratted out his tribe by giving away their information and thinks that they should give him some Karma and vote him out but Wallace and Katrina are more focused on getting rid of a big threat and want to vote out Leo so at tribal council Leo is voted out in a 3-2 vote.
Episode 6: On the Samburu tribe Ryan is the clear underdog being the only original Samburu person left on his tribe but there is clear dissension between Katrina and Kiara giving him some hope that he may be able to survive if they don’t win the next immunity challenge. At the immunity challenge Samburu finally wins immunity for the first time since day 3 sending Boran to tribal council. Over on Boran the three Samburu girls appear to be outnumbered by the original Boran people and therefore you would expect them to be on the bottom of the tribe but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality Al and Ray haven’t been getting along for the past 10 days and want to take eachother out. Marilyn is in an alliance with Al and Alix is in an alliance with Ray leaving the Samburu girls in the middle acting as swing votes. In the end the Samburu girls like Ray better than Al so at tribal council they all vote for Al and Al is voted out of the game in a 5-2 vote.
Episode 7: The two tribes finally come together and merge into one tribe called Moto Maji. At the immunity challenge Ray wins the first individual immunity challenge of the season guaranteeing himself a spot at the final 9. Back at camp Wallace, Katrina, and Marilyn want all of the original Boran people to put their differences aside and work together to pick off the original Samburu people one by one starting with Cris but Ray, Kiara, and Alix have zero intentions of sticking with the original Boran people and instead form a new 7 person alliance with the original Samburu people and at the first tribal council of the merge this 7 person alliance works together and blindsides Marilyn putting Ray in a power position.
Episode 8: Katrina and Wallace are pissed at the rest of the original Boran people for not sticking with them and going Boran strong for the rest of the game. At the immunity challenge Alix wins individual immunity. Back at camp Ray feels like he has full control of the tribe and decides that he wants to vote out Cris so he tells everyone to vote for Cris. Most people are on board with this plan but Wallace and Katrina are still angry at Ray for betraying them at the last tribal council and are gunning for him hard. They pull in Cris in order to have 3 votes for Ray but they still need at least 2 more people to vote with them. Cris has a talk with Ryan during which she learns that Ryan doesn’t like Ray so she is able to convince him to join them and vote for Ray. They still need one more vote but aren’t sure who they can trust. They don’t want word of their plans to get back to Ray and are worried that Kaylee or Kathy might spill the beans so they decide to try to convince Ray’s close ally Kiara to flip and help them blindside Ray. Katrina has a long talk with Kiara and is able to convince her that if she works with them to blindside Ray she’ll take her to the final 2. Kiara really likes this plan so at tribal council she decides to work with them and in the biggest blindside of the season Ray is voted out in a 5-4 vote.
Episode 9: After the last tribal council everyone is shocked that Kiara flipped on her closest ally Ray and everyone starts calling her a snake. At the immunity challenge Kaylee wins individual immunity ensuring her safety at the next tribal council. After the intense past two tribal councils nobody wants to deal with anymore crazy scrambling and instead everyone wants to go with an easy vote. As it turns out the easy vote is voting out Kiara due to the fact that everyone considers her to be a snake. Everyone quickly jumps on board the vote out Kiara band wagon and when Kiara finds out about this she is furious at Katrina for going back on her word and not taking her to final 2 like Katrina said she would so at tribal council Kiara votes for Katrina but everyone else votes for Kiara and Kiara becomes the second member of the jury.
Episode 10: For the first time since the merge the original Samburu people have the numbers and the four of them decide that they are going to take advantage of this. At the immunity challenge Wallace wins immunity. Back at camp the four original Samburu people come together and decide to vote out Katrina. Alex decides to join them and vote for Katrina too because he doesn’t like Wallace or Katrina. Wallace and Katrina find out what's going on and try to convince Ryan and Cris to flip back to their side and help them blindside Kathy but Ryan and Cris decide to stick with the Samburu people and at tribal council Katrina is voted out.
Episode 11: After the last tribal council Wallace has no allies left in the game but he talks about how he’s going to keep on fighting and won’t give up any time soon. At the immunity challenge Wallace does everything he can to win but falls short and Ryan wins individual immunity. Back at camp Wallace starts talking to people about what a big threat Kylee is. When Alix hears about this he realizes that he doesn’t want to get stuck sitting next to Kylee at the final tribal council so he agrees to vote for her. Wallace then attempts to convince Ryan and Cris to jump on board with him and blindside Kylee. Ryan is totally on board with this but Cris isn’t and Cris convinces Ryan to stick with the Samburu so at tribal council Wallace is voted out in a 4-2 vote.
Episode 12: Alix shot himself in the foot at the last tribal council by voting with Wallace and is now clearly on the bottom of the tribe. At the immunity challenge Kylee wins immunity securing herself a spot in the finale. Back at camp it seems clear that the 4 Samburu people are going to work together to vote out Alix but Kylee is worried that if it’s the four Samburu people are sitting in the final four it would become Cris and Ryan vs her and Kathy. If that were the case and Cris won immunity then her and Ryan would be able to vote Kaylee out because Ryan doesn’t have any previous votes cast against him and Kaylee has 2. Because she is trying to avoid this Kaylee decides to make a new final 3 alliance with herself, Kathy, and Alix. At tribal council this new 3 person alliance pulls off another huge blindside when they vote out Ryan in a 3-2 vote.
Finale Part 1: After the last tribal council’s blindside Cris knows that she needs to win immunity in order to stay in the game but at the immunity challenge Alex wins immunity essentially sealing Cris’s fate. Back at camp Cris makes one last attempt to stay in the game. She explains to Alix that if he goes to the final 3 with Kaylee and Kathy and he doesn’t win immunity he will 100% be voted out of the game. Unfortunately Alex is in denial and still believes that he has a shot at being brought to the end by Kathy or Kaylee and at tribal council Cris is voted out in a 3-1 vote.
Finale Part 2: Kaylee wins the final immunity challenge. For her the decision of who to take to the end is easy. Her and Kathy have been close allies ever since the swap so at tribal council she votes out Alix.
Final Tribal Council: At the final tribal council most of the jury respects both of the girl’s games and believes that they are both very deserving of being in the final two however, they can’t deny that Kaylee played a much more well rounded game. Whereas Kathy only really played the social game Kaylee played a great physical, strategic, and social game. This leads to Kaylee winning in a 4-3 vote.
**My Thoughts:**>! I LOVED this season. From start to end the season was entertaining and full of great blindsides. The Ray blindside was probably the highlight of the season but I also loved the Ryan blindside, the Talia blindside, and the rivalry between Jeremy and Leo. The cast of this season was also top notch and I found almost every single person on it to be memorable in some way. Kaylee is another fantastic winner who played an extraordinary game. Her taking out Ryan at the final 5 was really smart and I would definitely consider that to be her signature move though her blindsiding Talia in episode three was also pretty iconic. There are so many people in this cast who I would love to see return for all stars and I’m betting that at least a couple of people on this cast are going to become legends.!<
Potential All Stars: Ryan, Kaylee, Katrina, Ray, Wallace, Kiara
Potential Second Chancers: Cris, Jeremy, Leo, Alix, Talia
Past Seasons:Borneo
The Australian Outback
Stay tuned for the next season of Marooned, Marooned: Marquesas
I’d love to hear what you guys thought about the season in the comments!
submitted by Survivor31fan to BrantSteele [link] [comments]

[Undertale Fan Art/Fandom] Sans is MINE!!1! and the tale of the tainted cookies

Welcome, one and all. I’ve been a lurker on this sub for a while, and I’ve decided it was time I contribute. This is my first shot with a story post on the snoo snoo site, so go easy on me. A warning for Undertale spoilers. Also, this write-up will make mention of pedophilia, incest, needles, tongue injuries, and food that has been tampered with. Yeah, the fandom gets kind of fucked up at points, but if that didn’t happen, I wouldn’t be writing this, now would I?
Unless you make your residence under a rock, you’re aware of the 2015 indie game Undertale, developed by Toby Fox and Temmie Chang. You also probably know about its 2018 sort-of-sequel, Deltarune. But we’re not talking about Deltarune here. In a shellnut, the plot of Undertale is about a human child who falls into an underground world full of monsters. The monsters have been trapped there for centuries by magic, and the child’s soul is the key to their escape. The gimmick of Undertale is that the player can do a full “pacifist” run of the game in which they don’t kill a single NPC or random encounter creature. Doing this unlocks the Golden Ending. The player can also go out of their way to slaughter every NPC and creature in the Underground, in what’s called the “Genocide” or “No Mercy” run. The game will be sure to punish you for your pointless virtual cruelty if you do that (more on that later.)
Undertale exploded in popularity because it is indeed a very well-made game. It’s been greatly praised for its themes, storytelling, music, humor, and atmosphere. Special mention goes to the characters; all the main characters and even some minor encounters are extremely well-developed and complex. Of these, fans are most obsessed with Sans the Skeleton. He’s a lazy but good-natured skeleton monster who loves cracking puns, drinking ketchup, and his brother Papyrus. In a pacifist run, he’s a fun jokester type and promises to look after you, but there are hints that he knows more about you and the game’s mechanics than he lets on. In a genocide run, all bets are off, since you killed his brother and everyone else. He subjects you to a ridiculously hard boss battle (you don’t fight him in a pacifist run at all) at the end of the run. Said boss battle is set to “Megalovania,” which Toby Fox composed for earlier games of his and then adapted for Undertale. Sans is a cool character. His boss battle is kickass. “Megalovania” is a banger. You can see where this is going.
I don’t know why people are thirsty for Sans, though. Being obsessed with him for being cool, I understand. But the thirst, I don’t. He’s not hot and he wasn’t supposed to be, either. He’s short, implied to be chubby, always sports a shit-eating grin, and walks around in a hoodie, shorts, and silly bedroom slippers*. If you ask me, he’s more huggable than hot. But fans will be fans, I guess. It wasn’t long before there were scores of thirsty fans (mostly female, for usual reasons) all over this goofy skeleton. I don’t think I need to link fanart to prove it. Use your imagination. Insert pun about wanting to bone him. Sans would approve. What he wouldn’t approve, though, were some of their choices of who to ship him with. There are three Sans ships that are most popular in the fandom, and only one of them isn’t flagrantly creepy. Enter the stinkies, Frans and Fontcest, and the maybe-not-creepy Soriel.
*There was a debate whether he wore slippers or sneakers. Undertale has simple pixel graphics and all battle sprites are in black and white, so it’s hard to tell going off the game alone. But the official merch shows him wearing slippers, so that’s what I’m going with.
Frans refers to Frisk x Sans. If you didn’t know, Frisk is the canon name for the playable character in Undertale. Normally shipping the player character with an NPC would be fine, if not a bit wish fulfilly, since the PC is usually a stand in for you, the geek at the controls. Problem is, Frisk is a child, unambiguously so. They’re repeatedly called “kid,” “my child,” “kiddo,” etc. Based on the in-game sprite and official artwork, Frisk doesn’t look any older than 10. Sans, on the other hand, is clearly an adult. Cue the accusations of it being pedoriffic, and I can’t say as if I disagree.
You most likely know the issue with Fontcest just by looking at the name. Yeah, it’s shipping Sans with Papyrus. His brother. Yuck. What is with fans and shipping incest? Anyway, Fontcest was also virulently hated in the fandom. Maybe even more so than Frans, since you can age up Frisk to make it less creepy, whereas explaining away Sans and Papyrus’s relationship is more difficult. Some people ship Fontcest shamelessly, while others try to find a workaround. Usually, they’ll bring in a Sans or Papyrus from one of the copious alternate universes in the fandom. (Most of which are just Sans and Papy in various hats.) Is it incest if they’re from different universes? I dunno, you make that judgment call. I’m just the reporter guy.
That leaves us with Soriel – Sans shipped with Toriel, a character who is, thankfully, neither underage nor related to him. Toriel is an early-game NPC who rescues you from a flower trying to murder you (it makes sense in context) and escorts you through the tutorial level. (Toriel? Tu-torial? Get it? Yeah, I thought it was a little cheesy, too.) She’s a goat woman who loves humankind, despite what they’ve done to her race, and adores being a mom. She’s obsessively protective of you, to the point where she literally fights you when you try to leave her home. Her connection to Sans is that she befriended him through corny jokes and asked him to look after you. According to Sans, she’s the reason you aren’t “D E A D W H E R E Y O U S T A N D.” Okay, so Toriel isn’t underage, isn’t related to Sans, and has a meaningful connection to him, to boot.
So where’s the problem? Why do fans get pissy over Soriel shipping? Well, to be honest...I have no idea. Sure, Toby Fox confirmed that Sans is too lazy for a relationship, but if you’re going to take that as gospel, then you shouldn’t ship him with anyone. And since when has the fandom listened to creators’ requests to not do the hippy dippy super shippy? Some people pulled out the “pedo” argument since Toriel is noticeably older than Sans (he even calls her “old lady” at one point), but an older woman and a younger man is different than an adult and a literal child if you ask me. Consenting adults and all that. Maybe the goat woman is a cougar, but I’d rather have that than skeletons being pedos and/or incest partakers.
Of course, there’s always the tried-and-true “I’ll ship them with my OC.” Okay, fair enough, I guess. You do you. But you know how fandoms are, and naturally a lot of the Sans fangirls got slapped with “Sans is MINE!!1!” jokes. And who’s likely to root for Sans hooking up with some random chick instead of a well-known character, especially if said random chick stinks of Mary Sueishness and self-insert. I won’t cheer for Mary Sue x Sans, but it is better than those god-awful stories of him banging his sibling or creeping on a kid.
So this probably just seems like normal fandom dumbfuckery, right? Well, I’m sorry to say that it goes beyond that. Our investigation into drama over who Sans should date leads us to the big incident that forms the real drama. Someone almost got killed because of Undertale shipping drama. Here’s the sordid story. This is where the part about the needles and tampered food comes in, so if that’s a trigger for you, this is your last chance to turn back.
Apparently someone missed the core theme of the game – all that hoopla about mercy and love. A popular Undertale fan artist, Avimedes, attended a convention in Taiwan in 2017. While at the convention, a person, who has not yet been identified, approached Avimedes and offered her a box of homemade cookies. The artist, thinking it was a gesture of goodwill, accepted the treat and tried a cookie. Except this wasn’t a random act of kindness from a fan of her artwork; it was an attempt to get her hospitalized or worse. The cookies had needles in them – large sewing needles, to be exact. As Avimedes wasn’t aware of the adulteration before trying one, she ended up piercing her tongue on the needle and needed medical attention. Shortly thereafter, she posted a picture of the blood and needle on her Plurk (a Taiwanese social media site) with a morose comment about how she now has an extra piercing and can’t track down the person who did this to her.
Despite the inability to catch the miscreant, fans suspect a particular motivation for the crime. Avimedes is a Frans shipper and often does artwork of it. Frisk is aged up in her artwork to avoid the whole deal seeming creepy. Despite the aging up, her behavior supposedly pissed off an “anti,” -- that is, a person who is opposed to shipping incest, pedo-ish stuff, and so on. The anti then concocted the tainted cookies and gave them to Avimedes with the hopes of injuring or even killing her. Fans have since been holding up the incident as an example of toxic anti culture (see the last two links in the references section), where moral ideology gets so fevered that it turns murderous. If that was indeed the cookie criminal’s intent, then those people have a point. As you’re probably well aware if you’ve spent five minutes in a fandom on Tumblr dot hell, shit really hits the fan when the antis and proshippers clash. But we don’t know the con criminal’s motives, and we never really will.
Just don’t accept food from strangers at a con. And maybe don’t ship adults with children.
WARNING: Some links contain images of needles, blood, and chewed up food. DO NOT click on a link if those are a trigger for you.
submitted by Upbeat_Ruin to HobbyDrama [link] [comments]

Is Cryptocurrency Really The Future?

Is Cryptocurrency Really The Future?
Over the past decade, cryptocurrency has become a breaker of old approaches in monetary policy, finance, economics, and e-commerce. The speed at which the crypto industry is growing today is very impressive. The global cryptocurrency market volume is predicted to reach $1,758 million by 2027 with a compound annual growth rate of 11.2%.
by StealthEX
More and more people are getting faced with the digital currency so the questions on the future of cryptocurrencies are becoming especially relevant today. So what is the future of cryptocurrency? In this article, we’ll try to figure this out.
Predicting the crypto world’s future is impossible without knowing the current situation on the cryptocurrencies market.

What trends can we observe today?

• Nowadays the crypto market is in its formation stage. We can see an increase in the number of areas where blockchain technology is getting involved. The COVID19 and panic that it caused in the markets are also accelerating cryptocurrency adoption.
• Any cryptocurrencies rate is rigidly tied to the situation in the crypto market.
• Bitcoin and Ethereum are the biggest influencers in the cryptocurrency market.
• Investors are paying attention to the crypto projects that are aimed to create platforms for launching decentralized applications (dApps).
• Significant growth of decentralized finance (DeFi).
• Decentralized Internet (Web 3.0) is actively increasing and creating the basis for the Internet of Things development.
The growth of digital currencies around the world allows making some predictions about the future of crypto market. Let’s look ahead to the future and try to forecast the prospective trends in the crypto world development.

Bitcoin’s reign will not end

The first thing that worries many crypto holders is “What will happen to Bitcoin”?
The ups and downs of Bitcoin’s rate, rumors about the next hard fork, legalization in some countries, and prohibition in others — all these kinds of news makes people guess what will come up with the most popular coin. Experts have different opinions from a complete drop in price to the status of the only currency in the world.
Most experts are leaning towards that Bitcoin will maintain its current positions and even strengthen them. For example, John McAfee, businessman and computer programmer, says:
“You can’t stop things like Bitcoin. It’s like trying to stop gunpowder.”
He also made a bet that if Bitcoin will not cost $500,000 by the end of December 2020 he will eat his own…well, you know.
James Altucher, American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur, is not sure that BTC price will reach 1 000 000 USD:
“Will it be a million dollars in 2020? Maybe. Will it be 2021? 2022? Who knows.”
He also predicted that:
“At least one country’s currency is likely to fail soon — likely Argentina or Venezuela. This will lead to mass adoption of Bitcoin among that populace. That will in turn lead to Bitcoin rising by more than $50,000 when it happens.”
And just a few days after this forecast, the Venezuelan President announced that they are planning to release national crypto called El Petro. Right now a lot of countries like China, Tunisia, Senegal, Sweden, Singapore, Uruguay, Thailand, Turkey, and Iran are also working on the creation of national cryptocurrency.
So what will happen to Bitcoin? No one knows. The only thing in which many experts agree is that Bitcoin will stay as a “gold standard” in the crypto world for a long time.

Cryptocurrencies will be mainstream

“Cryptocurrencies is a fashionable investment and a sign of belonging to the special community” — this idea is actively promoted by various sports organizations, popular performers, public figures that release their own altcoins.
According to CoinMarketCap, there are already more than six thousand cryptocurrencies, and their total capitalization is $353 billion. A couple of years ago, the digital currency was almost unknown to anyone except geek developers and crypto enthusiasts. However, things are changing: prospects for businesses, rising prices, and strong community support will step by step make cryptocurrencies mainstream around the world.

Market volatility will not disappear

Cryptocurrencies are unstable by their nature, and their volatility is one of the reasons why someone becomes a millionaire and the others lose fortunes.
The strong volatility of crypto is caused by the fact that they are still at an early stage of development. Cryptocurrencies have huge growth potential if they can enter the mass market.
But every news about cryptocurrencies either hints at the possibility of markets going down or rising up. The volatility in the cryptocurrency markets will continue to be felt as the news affects the market, and it is only at the stage of rapid development.

The future of trading — decentralized exchanges

In the near future, we will see a prime of decentralized exchanges. Many believe that DEXes is not yet ready for mass adoption. But there are factors for a favorable development of events.
First of all, centralized exchanges don’t fit the purpose of cryptocurrencies cause the key advantage of digital coins is decentralization. In decentralized exchanges, transactions can be made directly between users (peer-to-peer) without the need for a trusted intermediary, which means there are no transaction fees for users.
On top of this, decentralized exchanges are much more secure against hackers as there no single point of failure like in centralized exchanges. Everyone knows the cases with Mt.Gox, Bitfinex, Coincheck when people lost millions and millions. The need for more security will lead users to decentralized exchanges.

The rise of crypto loans

“Cryptocurrency is convenient to take on credit” — not long ago this idea seemed like a wild ride since the digital currency has high volatility. But today the popularity of lending in digital currencies is increasing and here are the main reasons:
• Low-interest rates.
• Increase in the number of traders and investors for whom receiving funds immediately in cryptocurrencies is convenient.
• A simplified system of requirements for borrowers, those who hadn’t been approved for bank loans could easily receive digital money.
Nowadays, the entire crypto loaning industry is estimated at $4.7 billion and the number of crypto loan platforms will continue growing.

Regulators gonna regulate

In the early days of cryptocurrencies history, traditional financial institutions sharply criticized crypto enthusiasts. The crypto market, however, has proven that it is sturdy against these kinds of attacks. Nowadays traditional institutions’ opinion regarding cryptocurrency is changing. In the future, stakeholders can have an increase in the flow of funds from Wall Street to cryptocurrencies.
There is no doubt that this will require more transparency and regulation in the crypto market. Today government and regulatory agencies around the world, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Homeland Security, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (and this is only within the US borders) are giving more and more attention to cryptocurrencies. The regulation of the crypto in different states is realizing in diverse ways: in some countries, it is legally recognized as a means of payment, in others its use is prohibited.
The G20 summit participants, following the discussions on cryptocurrencies, came to the conclusion that a complete prohibition of crypto will not solve anything as nowadays the digital currency plays a significant role in the economy. And if the digital currency cannot be prohibited, it must be regulated:
“Technological innovations can deliver significant benefits to the financial system and the broader economy. While crypto-assets do not pose a threat to global financial stability at this point, we are closely monitoring developments and remain vigilant to existing and emerging risks.”
As we can see the world is changing very quickly. The speed with which cryptocurrencies are integrating into the global financial system is a clear indicator that traditional financial institutions can no longer have a monopoly on the management of financial flows.
The year 2020 is the start of a new decade for the cryptocurrency industry. The next ten years will bring us key changes in traditional finance when blockchain and cryptocurrencies will become a daily thing in most countries of the world.
What are your thoughts on the future of cryptocurrencies? Tell us your ideas in the comments below.
And remember if you need to exchange your coins StealthEX is here for you. We provide a selection of more than 250 coins and constantly updating the list so that our customers will find a suitable option. Our service does not require registration and allows you to remain anonymous. Why don’t you check it out? Just go to StealthEX and follow these easy steps:
✔ Choose the pair and the amount for your exchange. For example BTC to ETH.
✔ Press the “Start exchange” button.
✔ Provide the recipient address to which the coins will be transferred.
✔ Move your cryptocurrency for the exchange.
✔ Receive your coins.
Follow us on Medium, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit to get updates and the latest news about the crypto world. For all requests message us via [email protected].
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.
Original article was posted on
submitted by Stealthex_io to StealthEX [link] [comments]

Subreddit Stats: NoNewNormal top posts from 2020-06-06 to 2020-10-03 00:06 PDT

Period: 118.34 days
Submissions Comments
Total 998 45188
Rate (per day) 8.43 381.10
Unique Redditors 436 4216
Combined Score 138782 454955

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 7571 points, 57 submissions: IntactBroadSword
    1. Yawn (354 points, 94 comments)
    2. Property rights (353 points, 46 comments)
    3. Really gets the noggin joggin (264 points, 8 comments)
    4. Well. Isn't it obvious? (248 points, 45 comments)
    5. sCiENcE (247 points, 8 comments)
    6. The religion of covid (240 points, 52 comments)
    7. Doomer logic (228 points, 18 comments)
    8. Plandemic (195 points, 26 comments)
    9. The numbers are in (195 points, 52 comments)
    10. I'm making this prediction (189 points, 30 comments)
  2. 4970 points, 31 submissions: SchuminWeb
    1. "Putting on a mask to walk ten feet through a restaurant and then taking it off when I get to my table is one of the dumbest things I’ve done in my entire life and I’ve done a lot of dumb things" (514 points, 98 comments)
    2. It's funny because it's true... (462 points, 56 comments)
    3. Florida lifts all COVID-19 restrictions (449 points, 97 comments)
    4. And yet, here we are... (305 points, 86 comments)
    5. Just a reminder about some of the people that we deal with... (250 points, 209 comments)
    6. Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide (245 points, 44 comments)
    7. A friend of mine shared this recently on Facebook regarding Independence Day and the way people have been acting lately, and I can't argue with it (230 points, 43 comments)
    8. Idaho's House of Representatives votes to end Coronavirus Emergency effective immediately (228 points, 28 comments)
    9. This sign on a still-closed mall store makes me sad, because it's a reminder that we were initially sold the lockdown with the expectation that it would only be for two weeks. Instead, it has lasted 3+ months. (163 points, 49 comments)
    10. The Grille at Flower Hill, a Gaithersburg, Maryland restaurant, is publicly announcing that its staff will not wear masks. This business definitely needs some positive support instead of the massive backlash that the sheep have been giving. (128 points, 30 comments)
  3. 4721 points, 29 submissions: SpiderImAlright
    1. Tennessee governor ending all statewide restrictions on businesses, gatherings (425 points, 108 comments)
    2. EXCLUSIVE: Trump COVID adviser won’t cave to criticism: ‘It’s destructive to lock down the healthy’ (381 points, 76 comments)
    3. "Most of u have been mainpulated into believing we're fighting a giant war against the virus, w masks, lockdowns, vaccines, etc as the preferred "public health" tools. The real war is happening in the space btwn your ears. You're getting conned. None of this is remotely necessary." (344 points, 91 comments)
    4. It’s now looking like the lockdowns may have been a huge mistake (299 points, 74 comments)
    5. Yes, I'm against masks and their symbology but more importantly I'm against permanently damaging society and our way of life over a new cold virus. (292 points, 244 comments)
    6. Never forget who did this to us (275 points, 103 comments)
    7. "The old normal: Schools were open. Faces were uncovered. Interstate travel and religious ceremonies were unrestricted. Colleges weren't prisons. ADULTS WERE TREATED - AND TREATED EACH OTHER - AS HUMAN BEINGS WITH AUTONOMY, NOT DISEASE VECTORS. I prefer the old normal." (236 points, 15 comments)
    8. "The new normal, is not normal. It's no kind of normal at all." - Van Morrison from his new song "Born To Be Free" (183 points, 15 comments)
    9. "The verbiage in the decision declaring PA's lockdown orders unconstitutional makes me proud to be an American. This is our country. This is what we stand for. Read it. Pass it on. It's beautiful." (168 points, 21 comments)
    10. Recall California Governor Gavin Newsom (2020) (151 points, 18 comments)
  4. 3285 points, 28 submissions: tarkay
    1. Protesters String Up Curlers, Hair Dryers Outside Nancy Pelosi’s Home (302 points, 65 comments)
    2. Florida governor hosts expert panel that condemns lockdowns (234 points, 49 comments)
    3. Britons would 'go to prison before being injected' as distrust of Covid vaccine grows (230 points, 41 comments)
    4. Michigan Petition Reaches Enough Signatures To Possibly End Whitmer's Pandemic Overreach (170 points, 18 comments)
    5. Americans Sense Something Is Wrong: Gun Sales Up 72% (157 points, 75 comments)
    6. COVID-19 fatality rate “worst miscalculation in the history of humanity” says PhD candidate in epidemiology (154 points, 12 comments)
    7. Coronavirus Study Confirms, with Exception of New York and New Jersey, Overall Mortality Not Much Different Than a Bad Flu Season (130 points, 20 comments)
    8. Here We Go… Researchers Find Coronavirus Stays in the Ear – What’s Next, Mandatory Ear Muffs (124 points, 76 comments)
    9. JAIL FAUCI: Massive International Study Shows Countries with Early HCQ Use Had 79% Lower Mortality Rate — THIS IS HUGE! We Are Talking Over 100,000 American Lives (117 points, 24 comments)
    10. South Dakota Governor: No New Outbreaks After Trump July 4th Event - Coronavirus Numbers are Down (117 points, 28 comments)
  5. 2218 points, 17 submissions: Cloud9Shopper
    1. Adam Carrolla says COVID restrictions are creating a nation of cowards (311 points, 51 comments)
    2. Tired of being told that we are the selfish ones when the doomers demand that society change to accommodate THEIR fears (290 points, 159 comments)
    3. Why can we not accept that we need to move on with our lives? (176 points, 73 comments)
    4. Tired of hearing “every other country contained this and is back to normal; America can’t get this under control!” (149 points, 109 comments)
    5. A virus that everyone needs to “take seriously” and be afraid of, yet we need to be bribed with sports apparel to get a test. (135 points, 37 comments)
    6. Got refused service for the first time tonight (124 points, 38 comments)
    7. The same people who don’t want this to end so they can have their dream lazy and anti-social lifestyle forever are the same people who say we are selfish for wanting a reopens economy. (119 points, 27 comments)
    8. Does anyone else think masks send harmful messages instead of positive ones? (118 points, 101 comments)
    9. I’m so tired of “stay safe” and “stay healthy” (116 points, 37 comments)
    10. Nothing feels fun anymore (108 points, 45 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. SufficientHistorian6 (9355 points, 562 comments)
  2. Northcrook (6738 points, 405 comments)
  3. dreamsyoudlovetosell (4887 points, 170 comments)
  4. YouGottaBeKittenMe3 (4735 points, 402 comments)
  5. Cloud9Shopper (3662 points, 259 comments)
  6. blyat56 (3418 points, 222 comments)
  7. KillYourInnerLoser (3120 points, 323 comments)
  8. Raenryong (3073 points, 155 comments)
  9. ShakeyCheese (3072 points, 322 comments)
  10. chris22090 (2995 points, 155 comments)
  11. Jkid (2897 points, 193 comments)
  12. cats-are-nice- (2745 points, 196 comments)
  13. TheonuclearPyrophyte (2723 points, 750 comments)
  14. coolchewlew (2712 points, 281 comments)
  15. Fantastic_Command177 (2666 points, 94 comments)
  16. IntactBroadSword (2605 points, 350 comments)
  17. Dr-McLuvin (2599 points, 194 comments)
  18. Savant_Guarde (2421 points, 87 comments)
  19. Busch-Diesel (2414 points, 169 comments)
  20. sadfroglet (2382 points, 280 comments)
  21. ashowofhands (2378 points, 108 comments)
  22. Capt_Roger_Murdock (2348 points, 136 comments)
  23. NoNewAbnormal (2263 points, 163 comments)
  24. freelancemomma (2197 points, 316 comments)
  25. MarriedWChildren256 (2149 points, 182 comments)
  26. SLS83 (2132 points, 142 comments)
  27. SchuminWeb (2103 points, 219 comments)
  28. deadshot45661 (2084 points, 100 comments)
  29. AdamAbramovichZhukov (1988 points, 138 comments)
  30. AdamasNemesis (1937 points, 231 comments)
  31. Redeemer206 (1924 points, 270 comments)
  32. ThicccRichard (1899 points, 100 comments)
  33. cowlip (1866 points, 87 comments)
  34. Free2BMe80 (1807 points, 161 comments)
  35. TheEpicPancake1 (1740 points, 121 comments)
  36. TinyWightSpider (1717 points, 75 comments)
  37. Throwawayact69420 (1715 points, 151 comments)
  38. Yamatoman9 (1660 points, 127 comments)
  39. MisanthropeNotAutist (1619 points, 172 comments)
  40. earthcomedy (1573 points, 213 comments)
  41. PlayFree_Bird (1568 points, 80 comments)
  42. SpiderImAlright (1567 points, 73 comments)
  43. ross52066 (1563 points, 75 comments)
  44. ExactResource9 (1535 points, 137 comments)
  45. cdougyfresh (1532 points, 133 comments)
  46. FrothyFantods (1523 points, 132 comments)
  47. Sebben971 (1517 points, 130 comments)
  48. ComradePetri (1493 points, 60 comments)
  49. oldgamewizard (1490 points, 189 comments)
  50. cholley_doo (1489 points, 86 comments)
  51. 752020 (1456 points, 113 comments)
  52. JaWoosh (1423 points, 64 comments)
  53. angelohatesjello (1420 points, 165 comments)
  54. Jq3a1t8QblhUodziSvtA (1411 points, 129 comments)
  55. WestCoastSurvivor (1407 points, 104 comments)
  56. KitKatHasClaws (1371 points, 66 comments)
  57. Nick-Anand (1364 points, 85 comments)
  58. notmattherr (1351 points, 74 comments)
  59. InternalOne (1347 points, 97 comments)
  60. irunfortacos77 (1315 points, 51 comments)
  61. ravingislife (1303 points, 80 comments)
  62. Nami_Used_Bubble (1302 points, 66 comments)
  63. Flexspot (1290 points, 58 comments)
  64. SadNYSportsFan-11209 (1288 points, 87 comments)
  65. dovetc (1267 points, 65 comments)
  66. rombios (1264 points, 161 comments)
  67. trishpike (1248 points, 116 comments)
  68. DarkDismissal (1210 points, 46 comments)
  69. TalkGeneticsToMe (1204 points, 41 comments)
  70. MuffinSun (1203 points, 75 comments)
  71. elizabeth0000 (1202 points, 63 comments)
  72. stealthboy (1181 points, 71 comments)
  73. pickleoodles (1171 points, 73 comments)
  74. shimmerdown (1170 points, 163 comments)
  75. JustHereToNotBeFined (1169 points, 108 comments)
  76. dumpsterfire661 (1161 points, 52 comments)
  77. SquirrelMolesta (1156 points, 38 comments)
  78. memeplug23 (1153 points, 68 comments)
  79. Glenduil (1136 points, 57 comments)
  80. Theory1611 (1133 points, 58 comments)
  81. HandsomeShrek2000 (1128 points, 80 comments)
  82. U_Mad_Bro_33 (1123 points, 48 comments)
  83. lexiconGND (1106 points, 56 comments)
  84. ExpensiveSavings0 (1093 points, 23 comments)
  85. saydizzle (1079 points, 72 comments)
  86. RobertWEIJ (1077 points, 73 comments)
  87. ShoveUrMaskUpUrArse (1056 points, 78 comments)
  88. nyyth24 (1054 points, 80 comments)
  89. Mkebball (1054 points, 46 comments)
  90. -StupidFace- (1045 points, 120 comments)
  91. burnbaybeeburrn (1027 points, 56 comments)
  92. nofaves (1016 points, 120 comments)
  93. BootsieOakes (1005 points, 39 comments)
  94. Debbiero70 (999 points, 36 comments)
  95. 500FtTrex (996 points, 100 comments)
  96. graciemansion (976 points, 49 comments)
  97. evergreen193 (962 points, 42 comments)
  98. agroupofone (958 points, 60 comments)
  99. moriarty_056 (957 points, 73 comments)
  100. nexuspalisade (955 points, 63 comments)
  101. whosthetard (950 points, 63 comments)
  102. pharmd319 (946 points, 60 comments)
  103. ghostfox1_gfaqs (944 points, 82 comments)
  104. lockdown__throwaway (944 points, 49 comments)
  105. thebababooey (943 points, 75 comments)
  106. IridescentAnaconda (943 points, 62 comments)
  107. free-the-sugondese (941 points, 73 comments)
  108. BellaRojoSoliel (936 points, 69 comments)
  109. toblakai17 (933 points, 36 comments)
  110. leredditbugman (910 points, 42 comments)
  111. pippiblondstocking (895 points, 83 comments)
  112. ThatswayharshTy (891 points, 48 comments)
  113. firefox57endofaddons (884 points, 91 comments)
  114. HulkHoganExperience (878 points, 62 comments)
  115. iamnotscottsmith (863 points, 43 comments)
  116. SlimTidy (850 points, 73 comments)
  117. escapeeast (845 points, 61 comments)
  118. cebu4u (843 points, 69 comments)
  119. slot-floppies (838 points, 65 comments)
  120. justinvan82 (837 points, 47 comments)
  121. Amvier (835 points, 43 comments)
  122. EchoKiloEcho1 (834 points, 64 comments)
  123. thebonkest (829 points, 92 comments)
  124. RanmanAlkie (829 points, 47 comments)
  125. Usual_Zucchini (812 points, 31 comments)
  126. coconutcurrychicken (807 points, 50 comments)
  127. 23FINCW (792 points, 48 comments)
  128. Alarming_Tension_843 (790 points, 75 comments)
  129. eatmoremeatnow (774 points, 54 comments)
  130. JunkyardSam (771 points, 58 comments)
  131. suzannatx (769 points, 69 comments)
  132. JiveWookiee5 (762 points, 36 comments)
  133. TheGreatGuckzo (759 points, 61 comments)
  134. TommyBoyTC (743 points, 63 comments)
  135. Godofthechicken (739 points, 46 comments)
  136. StotheD (735 points, 66 comments)
  137. _do_not_read_this_ (728 points, 34 comments)
  138. AntiGovtAntitheist (726 points, 46 comments)
  139. blueberryshoes_ (725 points, 32 comments)
  140. roadkill1986 (723 points, 21 comments)
  141. MrsClawbster (720 points, 32 comments)
  142. Not_Neville (717 points, 150 comments)
  143. CrazyLeicaFox (714 points, 58 comments)
  144. SameSadGirl23 (710 points, 55 comments)
  145. PM_ME_UR_YARD_GIRL (710 points, 42 comments)
  146. Sash0 (706 points, 66 comments)
  147. XareUnex (697 points, 52 comments)
  148. iiMarioMan (692 points, 14 comments)
  149. TheRealJackulas (691 points, 69 comments)
  150. Publix_Deli (690 points, 69 comments)
  151. Libertas_Ag (683 points, 48 comments)
  152. IvarTheBoneless- (682 points, 51 comments)
  153. BigDaddy969696 (679 points, 37 comments)
  154. Ra1nbowD1no (678 points, 53 comments)
  155. Sgt_Nicholas_Angel_ (677 points, 78 comments)
  156. Ilovewillsface (663 points, 68 comments)
  157. galarpokes (662 points, 30 comments)
  158. latka_gravas_ (650 points, 61 comments)
  159. 7th_street (650 points, 19 comments)
  160. tarkay (648 points, 73 comments)
  161. tbridge8773 (640 points, 51 comments)
  162. _TakeitEZ_ (639 points, 89 comments)
  163. RNthrowaway696969 (639 points, 32 comments)
  164. brainstem29 (637 points, 57 comments)
  165. freshhy88 (635 points, 53 comments)
  166. snickerskitty (634 points, 71 comments)
  167. doodlebugkisses (633 points, 44 comments)
  168. chasonreddit (611 points, 93 comments)
  169. SubmersibleGoat (605 points, 60 comments)
  170. SothaSoul (600 points, 51 comments)
  171. Upnsmoque (595 points, 67 comments)
  172. memeplug2020 (594 points, 59 comments)
  173. Philletto (591 points, 51 comments)
  174. Final_Configuration (585 points, 65 comments)
  175. Chino780 (577 points, 55 comments)
  176. B0JangleDangle (575 points, 41 comments)
  177. IncrediBro13 (575 points, 18 comments)
  178. be_quiet_roo (575 points, 18 comments)
  179. DeLaVegaStyle (571 points, 39 comments)
  180. yellowrose_2020 (570 points, 45 comments)
  181. lawthug69 (570 points, 42 comments)
  182. scotti_bot (567 points, 50 comments)
  183. Geek-the-Mage (566 points, 42 comments)
  184. YYY0215 (564 points, 41 comments)
  185. Impossible-Director5 (564 points, 39 comments)
  186. pugfu (563 points, 44 comments)
  187. Vajra-pani (549 points, 17 comments)
  188. ViridianZeal (548 points, 39 comments)
  189. grangle1 (547 points, 36 comments)
  190. xpinkemocorex (547 points, 18 comments)
  191. McNastte (542 points, 57 comments)
  192. Lex347 (540 points, 27 comments)
  193. cuckmask (536 points, 19 comments)
  194. cagewithakay (535 points, 32 comments)
  195. SgtWhiskeyj4ck (530 points, 17 comments)
  196. magic_kate_ball (527 points, 30 comments)
  197. FlakyDebt (523 points, 39 comments)
  198. RemarkableWinter7 (523 points, 26 comments)
  199. Banditjack (522 points, 43 comments)
  200. RedditAccount9345672 (518 points, 61 comments)
  201. thuglyfe224 (518 points, 46 comments)
  202. OddElectron (517 points, 45 comments)
  203. i_am_unikitty (516 points, 81 comments)
  204. lovingbadass (514 points, 52 comments)
  205. fuster_cluq (514 points, 33 comments)
  206. GoldenSonned (510 points, 62 comments)
  207. YesThisIsHe (509 points, 68 comments)
  208. Fitbarbie1 (507 points, 25 comments)
  209. forced_pronoia (506 points, 61 comments)
  210. kerrara (505 points, 14 comments)
  211. Bond4141 (502 points, 77 comments)
  212. englishroses299 (500 points, 38 comments)
  213. evnalmightyyy (499 points, 49 comments)
  214. Princess170407 (497 points, 36 comments)
  215. andnothotdog (497 points, 23 comments)
  216. introspeck (496 points, 58 comments)
  217. dystorontopia (496 points, 50 comments)
  218. garybuseysawakening (494 points, 60 comments)
  219. nicefroyo (494 points, 60 comments)
  220. papower77 (491 points, 13 comments)
  221. LordKuroTheGreat92 (489 points, 36 comments)
  222. ContessaDonati (485 points, 29 comments)
  223. ericaelizabeth86 (484 points, 41 comments)
  224. AllScienceMatters (480 points, 24 comments)
  225. 11Tail (476 points, 51 comments)
  226. mysterious_fizzy_j (476 points, 50 comments)
  227. BobSponge22 (475 points, 59 comments)
  228. Faraday314 (475 points, 19 comments)
  229. HenryVIIIII (474 points, 54 comments)
  230. chuckrutledge (473 points, 61 comments)
  231. radbiy (471 points, 24 comments)
  232. tosseriffic (462 points, 51 comments)
  233. liveultimate (462 points, 45 comments)
  234. NashvilleLibertarian (462 points, 39 comments)
  235. QueenRowana (461 points, 53 comments)
  236. criesincoffee (461 points, 12 comments)
  237. NonDisaster (460 points, 20 comments)
  238. SVY2point0 (457 points, 91 comments)
  239. gasoleen (456 points, 40 comments)
  240. RemingtonSnatch (454 points, 55 comments)
  241. dmreif (450 points, 53 comments)
  242. sbuxemployee20 (446 points, 25 comments)
  243. Extension-Shake4130 (445 points, 54 comments)
  244. ANGR1ST (445 points, 38 comments)
  245. Farmboybello (443 points, 26 comments)
  246. loonygecko (441 points, 90 comments)
  247. xXelectricDriveXx (438 points, 50 comments)
  248. Jakbo_ (434 points, 54 comments)
  249. Redwolfdc (432 points, 47 comments)
  250. mrjumpingjacks (431 points, 22 comments)
  251. ksunruns (431 points, 18 comments)
  252. Mrbubbleswantsmilk (430 points, 42 comments)
  253. Kat_the_Panda (430 points, 22 comments)
  254. MelodyMyst (427 points, 71 comments)
  255. psyopthrowaway (425 points, 62 comments)
  256. ZoobyZobbyBanana (424 points, 16 comments)
  257. sonkkkkk (423 points, 23 comments)
  258. alicehateshumans (422 points, 38 comments)
  259. Zhombe_Takelu (418 points, 53 comments)
  260. 270Trump (416 points, 33 comments)
  261. CapeGiratina (415 points, 64 comments)
  262. Allegedly_dubious (414 points, 32 comments)
  263. HoldMyBeerAgain (408 points, 55 comments)
  264. RibDibs (408 points, 29 comments)
  265. toshslinger_ (405 points, 16 comments)
  266. bugaosuni (401 points, 37 comments)
  267. BLAST-ME-WITH-PISS (399 points, 16 comments)
  268. szczerbiec (398 points, 31 comments)
  269. kepc897 (394 points, 22 comments)
  270. Hezronn (393 points, 19 comments)
  271. Relevant-Ad5144i7 (392 points, 15 comments)
  272. -A-n-0-n- (391 points, 34 comments)
  273. SurburbanCowboy (390 points, 44 comments)
  274. Hurts_To_Poop (390 points, 28 comments)
  275. BinkasaurusRex (388 points, 32 comments)
  276. RahvinDragand (386 points, 19 comments)
  277. iFunnyPrince (382 points, 22 comments)
  278. je97 (382 points, 15 comments)
  279. AdLegitimate1657 (381 points, 38 comments)
  280. klieber (381 points, 26 comments)
  281. jenmakesart20 (379 points, 14 comments)
  282. VictoriousssBIG23 (375 points, 42 comments)
  283. PanzerIVF2 (375 points, 25 comments)
  284. DaManX89 (375 points, 24 comments)
  285. Debinthedez (374 points, 42 comments)
  286. Claud6568 (373 points, 46 comments)
  287. PlanetisonFire (366 points, 5 comments)
  288. nosteppyonsneky (365 points, 50 comments)
  289. Libertyordeath1214 (365 points, 35 comments)
  290. flippy76 (365 points, 7 comments)
  291. skygz (363 points, 45 comments)
  292. lpburk2 (363 points, 38 comments)
  293. Full_Progress (355 points, 61 comments)
  294. PensiveAfrican (355 points, 61 comments)
  295. BeanziesBack (355 points, 28 comments)
  296. Snoo-68727 (354 points, 35 comments)
  297. pioneer_167 (354 points, 26 comments)
  298. OldInformation9 (352 points, 53 comments)
  299. Repogirl757 (352 points, 35 comments)
  300. orangesunshinebel (351 points, 34 comments)
  301. halfass-badass (349 points, 27 comments)
  302. jess_611 (349 points, 22 comments)
  303. TheRealRedditCEO (348 points, 29 comments)
  304. stan333333 (347 points, 24 comments)
  305. LifeCharmer (344 points, 49 comments)
  306. appletreerose (344 points, 31 comments)
  307. bobcatgoldthwait (343 points, 22 comments)
  308. longfiction (343 points, 16 comments)
  309. Innterlude2095 (342 points, 29 comments)
  310. marvelgirl37 (339 points, 27 comments)
  311. meleday (338 points, 43 comments)
  312. QuirkyPheasant (337 points, 41 comments)
  313. redheadtingz (337 points, 27 comments)
  314. Owl_Machine (336 points, 37 comments)
  315. EmTee_ (334 points, 29 comments)
  316. DelRey_Me (333 points, 16 comments)
  317. Blaze79797 (331 points, 20 comments)
  318. oldtimerUK (331 points, 10 comments)
  319. Crotalus9 (329 points, 15 comments)
  320. chimine2 (327 points, 34 comments)
  321. everydays_lyk_sunday (326 points, 41 comments)
  322. Rambow1011 (326 points, 34 comments)
  323. triponyourclothes (326 points, 27 comments)
  324. desiieee (326 points, 21 comments)
  325. idioticcommentary (326 points, 20 comments)
  326. pizzaontherun (325 points, 13 comments)
  327. Hps96 (325 points, 11 comments)
  328. nabisco77 (324 points, 35 comments)
  329. netanya_special (324 points, 14 comments)
  330. WiseDragonfruit (323 points, 15 comments)
  331. FrazzledGod (322 points, 32 comments)
  332. Deep-Restaurant (322 points, 27 comments)
  333. Richte36 (322 points, 18 comments)
  334. clme (317 points, 33 comments)
  335. relaxilla420 (317 points, 26 comments)
  336. thinkingthrowaway7 (316 points, 65 comments)
  337. interwebsavvy (315 points, 28 comments)
  338. Wonderful_Bet_9386 (314 points, 31 comments)
  339. zombieggs (311 points, 20 comments)
  340. BlueLantern84 (311 points, 15 comments)
  341. genghis12 (310 points, 13 comments)
  342. Compulsive_Dissenter (309 points, 17 comments)
  343. br094 (308 points, 29 comments)
  344. RainbowPopsicles (308 points, 21 comments)
  345. wtf_is_happeninggg (306 points, 27 comments)
  346. ChillN808 (306 points, 17 comments)
  347. WeRAllOnThisBlessedD (306 points, 16 comments)
  348. PsychedelicDoc (303 points, 23 comments)
  349. dimaka65 (299 points, 21 comments)
  350. sheepbutnotasheep (298 points, 18 comments)
  351. 1SmokingBandit01 (297 points, 27 comments)
  352. GunsNVapes69 (294 points, 10 comments)
  353. the_disco_pimp (293 points, 34 comments)
  354. BrennanCain (293 points, 18 comments)
  355. abetteraustin (291 points, 20 comments)
  356. olivetree344 (291 points, 11 comments)
  357. celticwhisper (290 points, 36 comments)
  358. forsure686868 (289 points, 20 comments)
  359. tns22x (288 points, 35 comments)
  360. oh_god_its_raining (288 points, 23 comments)
  361. 0seagirl (287 points, 13 comments)
  362. Pancake_Bunny (286 points, 21 comments)
  363. wrench855 (285 points, 27 comments)
  364. juango1234 (284 points, 31 comments)
  365. sucksforyou05 (284 points, 15 comments)
  366. sqworf (283 points, 35 comments)
  367. exroommatechao (283 points, 31 comments)
  368. modelo_not_corona (283 points, 17 comments)
  369. formulated (281 points, 23 comments)
  370. CarsonFacePalmer (280 points, 10 comments)
  371. spiderparker182 (279 points, 19 comments)
  372. NotaClipaMagazine (278 points, 23 comments)
  373. memeplug2002 (278 points, 15 comments)
  374. shane_v04 (277 points, 38 comments)
  375. Corvid-1984 (277 points, 25 comments)
  376. gbimmer (275 points, 30 comments)
  377. tttttttttttttthrowww (275 points, 23 comments)
  378. yehwhatever (274 points, 37 comments)
  379. George_Wallace_1968 (274 points, 20 comments)
  380. HowYesNo2 (273 points, 3 comments)
  381. pantagathus01 (272 points, 24 comments)
  382. Quantum_Pineapple (271 points, 30 comments)
  383. CCPsucksgrandpaballs (270 points, 12 comments)
  384. imatworkbruv (268 points, 17 comments)
  385. townhouse_3 (266 points, 37 comments)
  386. legendary_spork (265 points, 31 comments)
  387. claweddepussy (265 points, 18 comments)
  388. ilshifa (265 points, 16 comments)
  389. peripatos (264 points, 47 comments)
  390. helleborusniger (264 points, 22 comments)
  391. bangkokchickboys (263 points, 35 comments)
  392. Chewed420 (262 points, 27 comments)
  393. lunaprospekt (262 points, 16 comments)
  394. jsneophyte (261 points, 7 comments)
  395. assassinshmo (260 points, 13 comments)
  396. KhmerMcKhmerFace (259 points, 12 comments)
  397. SatoshiYang (257 points, 28 comments)
  398. azngirl7689 (256 points, 29 comments)
  399. Saiyan_Deity (256 points, 18 comments)
  400. GeneralKenobi05 (256 points, 11 comments)
  401. rubyrae14 (255 points, 22 comments)
  402. Aptote (254 points, 32 comments)
  403. LateralusYellow (254 points, 14 comments)
  404. WeStandStrongTogethr (252 points, 20 comments)
  405. daryl_feral (252 points, 20 comments)
  406. googoodollsmonsters (251 points, 45 comments)
  407. NoCommunication7 (250 points, 40 comments)
  408. sadbunny68 (250 points, 28 comments)
  409. W4rBreak3r (249 points, 16 comments)
  410. itdobelikedatyo (248 points, 26 comments)
  411. buttercreamandrum (248 points, 12 comments)
  412. WallLearner (248 points, 5 comments)
  413. spiritbear872 (246 points, 29 comments)
  414. crystalandscotch (244 points, 10 comments)
  415. seeusthroughthis (244 points, 10 comments)
  416. LollipopFancypants (243 points, 28 comments)
  417. Cara-C (243 points, 15 comments)
  418. Graham_M_Goodman (243 points, 12 comments)
  419. Topspin112 (243 points, 11 comments)
  420. daniel2978 (242 points, 22 comments)
  421. notwhatyouthink114 (242 points, 8 comments)
  422. letsagochamp (241 points, 11 comments)
  423. jaymejayme (241 points, 8 comments)
  424. Chase1267 (240 points, 13 comments)
  425. AdapNation (238 points, 33 comments)
  426. David_C2 (238 points, 31 comments)
  427. Gskgsk (238 points, 15 comments)
  428. pteradactyl1411 (237 points, 15 comments)
  429. Supertramp669 (236 points, 21 comments)
  430. carterlives (235 points, 35 comments)
  431. RProgrammerMan (234 points, 27 comments)
  432. BallsMcWalls (234 points, 22 comments)
  433. TiredOfTheLies69 (234 points, 9 comments)
  434. titusmoley (233 points, 34 comments)
  435. ThundaChikin (233 points, 24 comments)
  436. Deplorable25 (232 points, 30 comments)
  437. Kindly-Bluebird-7941 (232 points, 29 comments)
  438. toughpot (232 points, 10 comments)
  439. gemma_nigh (231 points, 23 comments)
  440. RunrigWannabe (231 points, 8 comments)
  441. eskimokiss88 (230 points, 14 comments)
  442. freezer41 (228 points, 15 comments)
  443. Desechable24124 (227 points, 30 comments)
  444. DZinni (225 points, 28 comments)
  445. Surrealism421 (225 points, 16 comments)
  446. kd0ugh (225 points, 8 comments)
  447. Deeper_Into_Madness (224 points, 14 comments)
  448. WillMeatLover (223 points, 14 comments)
  449. Deadlift_007 (222 points, 27 comments)
  450. CaveirasComingForYou (222 points, 14 comments)
  451. ChamuelSophia (222 points, 13 comments)
  452. migrod1 (220 points, 16 comments)
  453. tekende (219 points, 23 comments)
  454. Sindawe (219 points, 19 comments)
  455. boobies23 (218 points, 41 comments)
  456. Oreu (217 points, 7 comments)
  457. TheScreamingGophers (216 points, 17 comments)
  458. mememagicisreal_com (216 points, 12 comments)
  459. millennial_bot (216 points, 12 comments)
  460. Offensive_Gaylord (216 points, 5 comments)
  461. Big_Muff_Pie (214 points, 15 comments)
  462. rafaelvicuna2 (213 points, 21 comments)
  463. ChaelsConsigliere (213 points, 7 comments)
  464. VegasGurl17 (213 points, 5 comments)
  465. All_Seeing_High (210 points, 5 comments)
  466. ZiggySunflower (209 points, 13 comments)
  467. MasqueradeOfSilence (208 points, 21 comments)
  468. Trumpsuite (208 points, 16 comments)
  469. pseudosafety (207 points, 13 comments)
  470. djbobbyjackets (205 points, 36 comments)
  471. Donnage (205 points, 8 comments)
  472. remote_by_nature (204 points, 32 comments)
  473. Foursliced (203 points, 17 comments)
  474. doglampmanboi (203 points, 7 comments)
  475. FrozenPotatoes1 (202 points, 43 comments)
  476. DettetheAssette (202 points, 15 comments)
  477. Seltsam (202 points, 15 comments)
  478. PM_Me_Squirrel_Gifs (202 points, 10 comments)
  479. eogh53 (201 points, 18 comments)
  480. hotfyr (201 points, 8 comments)
  481. plinking_zombies (200 points, 44 comments)
  482. Popular-Uprising- (200 points, 23 comments)
  483. Meat_Mithkabob (200 points, 17 comments)
  484. joedude (198 points, 26 comments)
  485. hab-bib (198 points, 18 comments)
  486. WogBoyAnthony (198 points, 7 comments)
  487. FeelinglikeIwanttodi (197 points, 36 comments)
  488. really_bad_duck (197 points, 8 comments)
  489. SilentCantaloupe (197 points, 6 comments)
  490. HuskeyG (196 points, 15 comments)
  491. Harley_W (196 points, 14 comments)
  492. FearTheFourth (196 points, 12 comments)
  493. OccasionallyImmortal (196 points, 12 comments)
  494. rickdontcare (196 points, 2 comments)
  495. fixerpunk (195 points, 18 comments)
  496. calasmo5 (195 points, 15 comments)
  497. plumbvino2 (194 points, 9 comments)
  498. Julmat1 (192 points, 11 comments)
  499. ScravoNavarre (191 points, 21 comments)
  500. isiramteal (191 points, 16 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Let freedom ring by pantagathus01 (629 points, 164 comments)
  2. Australian woman is arrested in her own home for posting a lockdown protest event on facebook. by Oreu (557 points, 428 comments)
  3. I'm not responsible for the health of a complete stranger. by RainbowPopsicles (518 points, 158 comments)
  4. "Putting on a mask to walk ten feet through a restaurant and then taking it off when I get to my table is one of the dumbest things I’ve done in my entire life and I’ve done a lot of dumb things" by SchuminWeb (514 points, 98 comments)
  5. A solid message for the Doomers by Final_Configuration (514 points, 73 comments)
  6. Police in Melbourne will now enter your home WITHOUT A WARRANT. by KillYourInnerLoser (468 points, 359 comments)
  7. It's funny because it's true... by SchuminWeb (462 points, 56 comments)
  8. Florida lifts all COVID-19 restrictions by SchuminWeb (449 points, 97 comments)
  9. Six feet by ElonMuch (444 points, 279 comments)
  10. Tennessee governor ending all statewide restrictions on businesses, gatherings by SpiderImAlright (425 points, 108 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 377 points: Capt_Roger_Murdock's comment in Is this a place for rational discussion or am I gonna be banned for wrongthink?
  2. 259 points: JustHereToNotBeFined's comment in Australian woman is arrested in her own home for posting a lockdown protest event on facebook.
  3. 226 points: oldtimerUK's comment in The amount of people wearing masks outside and around absolutely nobody is mind boggling.
  4. 224 points: ExpensiveSavings0's comment in This is who we're up against
  5. 223 points: DarkDismissal's comment in All anti mask subs have been swiftly banned from Reddit this morning.
  6. 219 points: PlanetisonFire's comment in Twitter censors the president for tweet referencing the new CDC figures showing only 6% of COVID-19 victims died with no comorbidities
  7. 216 points: graciemansion's comment in Let freedom ring
  8. 216 points: roadkill1986's comment in All of these people need to just f*ck off
  9. 214 points: lockdown__throwaway's comment in Biden says he will impose National Mask Mandate
  10. 198 points: irunfortacos77's comment in Called the suicide hotline today. Here’s what she said.
Generated with BBoe's Subreddit Stats
submitted by subreddit_stats to subreddit_stats [link] [comments]

Audio Drama/Fiction/RPG Debuts - July 2020

I've got what I think is a mostly exhaustive list of the new audio drama series that came out in July, which may be of interest to those looking for new shows. See below. Anyone want to tell me any I've missed, and I'll update it? (Note, "new" here means that the Ep1 of the RSS feed was released, or a previously non-fiction feed started producing fiction.) Listened to any of them that you would recommend?
Previous months are available here:
And the ongoing updates (just in case you don't want to wait for the end of the month) are available here:
And I do a weekly podcast collecting a few trailers here:

7/1: A Girl's Fiction (Fiction - Anthology)
Synopsis: Hi guys! And welcome to A Girl's Fiction. This is a podcast where I'll be writing stories exclusively for this podcast and will be sharing them with you. I hope that you're able to relate with some of these stories. If not, I hope that you can find some enjoyment in these stories.
RSS Feed:

7/1: Citadel Goes Viral (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: Hi! This is Citadel Arts Group, a Leith based theatre company dedicated to giving a voice to older people. When the Covid virus hit the country, all our projects had to go on hold. That was when we turned to Zoom and we gave our playwrights group the challenge of creating short audio scripts for Citadel to record using the new technology - well, new to us anyway!

7/1: Piano Teeth (Fiction - Anthology)
Synopsis: A podcast from Piano Teeth. The voice inside your head. Expect darkly-comic, surreal and strange adventures all from the comfort of your own mind.
RSS Feed:

7/1: Shadow of Arcanum (RPG - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: It has been 20 years since Vecna was defeated and Exandria has only gotten darker and crueller. Five companions set out on an adventure that will change their lives forever and will make them question everything they thought they knew. Shadow of Arcanum is a full POC lgbtq+ Actual play Drama.
RSS Feed:

7/1: The Eternity Archives (RPG - Anthology)
Synopsis: A biweekly actual play TTRPG podcast. Join us as we venture A between realms to protect the fabric of reality by exploring everything the tabletop world has to offer!
RSS Feed:

7/1: The Mistress Files (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Synopsis: There's no such thing as true evil in this world. Evil is only defined by which side of the line one stands. Follow the tales of The Mistress, one of the most feared criminal masterminds the world has ever known, and ask yourself: Which side are you on?
RSS Feed:

7/2: The One Stars (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: The One Stars is a Comedy Fiction Podcast. Join our host Negative Nancy and her only friend Chatbot as they fly through space aboard the decrepit Space Windu. The One Stars features 'One Star Reviews from All Across the Multiverse. All reviews in The One Stars are fictional except when otherwise noted.
RSS Feed:

7/3: Cape Lock (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: KINH's investigative reporter Christina Glass looks into a town that only exists in peoples minds.
RSS Feed:

7/3: Please Tell Me What To Do (Fiction - Interactive)
Synopsis: Speed-written audio drama. I release Friday, you vote what to do next over the weekend, we do it all over again. It's like goosebumps if the kids grew up but the author did not.

7/3: Ritual (Dramatised - Anthology)
Synopsis: Three short plays from Dirty Protest Theatre in partnership with National Theatre Wales and Sherman Theatre in association with BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Arts.
RSS Feed:

7/3: Scared By Scott (Fiction - Horror)
Synopsis: Do you like listening to scary or spooky stories? Then sit back and listen to short horror stories presented to you with minimal music and sound effects for that campfire story feel. Try not to get scared…
RSS Feed:

7/3: The Pulp Cast (Dramatised - Anthology)
Synopsis: The Pulp Cast is a fictional audio drama presentation in nostalgic anthology style. 21st Century stories with old school panache. Depressed detectives, dangerous dames, far-out journeys to outer space, and deep into the human mind. Enjoy original teleplays and new adaptations of forgotten gems from the under-appreciated underbelly of the Golden Age, reshaped and brought to life by the Pulp Cast's creators who are joined by an endearing and enthusiastic cast of guest voice actors. Grab your flashlight and pull the sheets up high, as we leap full speed ahead into the past!
RSS Feed:

7/4: Apocalypse Songs (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: Red Scare Theatre Company presents a five part audio drama experience. A supernatural thriller about music journalist Amy Louise Chen (Cassandra Tse) whose investigation into an obscure 1960s musician leads her down an unexpected path.
RSS Feed:

7/4: Daring Adventures (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Follow along with this intrepid crew as they set out on Daring Adventures.
RSS Feed:

7/4: Figuring Out Will: A Radio Play (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: In a world full of emotional pitfalls, one geeky teen will join forces with his two best friends to face his insecurities and escape the friend zone by realizing it never even existed in the first place. Comedy. Drama. Doritos. Get ready to figure out Will. “Figuring Out Will” is a coming-of-age story set in a video store written by Alec Kerr that made its debut at the NYSummerfest Theater Festival at the Hudson Guild Theater in Manhattan August 2018.

7/4: Green Door Theatre Company (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: Just imagine: it's Halloween night, winds are whistling through the crooked trees, darkness falls - and you begin to listen to the spookiest radio play ever recorded by Green Door Theatre!

7/4: Surely You Quest (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Avast and Ahoy! Prepare yourselves for high seas adventures and shenanigans as 3 heroes find out what awaits them in the mysterious oceanic world of the Chroma Archipelago. Jenny (Played by Hayley Rose), Lenny (Played by Mike Patten), and Pidge (Played by Blue Lennox), embark into the world of DM, Ryan Mitchum's, creation. What awaits will be incredible, daring, or at the very least hilarious.
RSS Feed:

7/4: Tales of the Resistance (Dramatised - Anthology)
Synopsis: The San Francisco Mime Troupe present four two-part original political comedy audio plays, broadcast bi-weekly, each written and performed by Mime Troupe veterans and newcomers, and each in a different style. Each episode will be about 25 minutes long, and presented as podcasts and as radio shows on stations across the country.

7/4: This American Wasteland (Dramatised - Post-apocalypse)
Synopsis: This American Wasteland is an audio drama that follows an aftermath. Archived accounts narrate this story of a post-apocalyptic America.
RSS Feed:

7/4: Welcome to the Revolution…Go Pats (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: A comedy audio-play about the American Revolution.
RSS Feed:

7/5: Lost and Broken Things (Fiction - Horror)
Synopsis: Lost and Broken Things is a podcast featuring tales of original short fiction, generally exploring topics of a dark and disturbing nature.
RSS Feed:

7/6: Dungeon Dive Bar (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Join seven friends as they delve deep into the ancient and mysterious Emerald Spire!
RSS Feed:

7/6: Once Upon A Time In Trieste (Dramatised - Historical)
Synopsis: A 19th Century princess and a 20th Century revolutionary are trapped in a fairy tale castle, both struggling to come to terms with momentous events they have helped to shape. Over a night of prayer, cards and violence, they confront each other – and their own inner demons. By morning, only one of them is left.

7/6: Room Infinity (Dramatised - Thriller)
Synopsis: Mark Infinity, a survivor of an accident that had just occurred a year ago. Although Mark was released from the hospital in a fair good state, he had one major problem! His memory of that event that put him there where mysteriously gone. With only sparks coming back through a multitude of headaches, unknown people who somehow know who he is and especially the people in the black suits who are called “The Marked Ones”.
RSS Feed:

7/6: The Drunken Geek (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: The Drunken Geek is your chance to listen in on some nerds playing roleplaying games, starting with Pathfinder 2nd Edition. Fortunately, as they're all pub quiz hosts, they're pretty funny nerds.
RSS Feed:

7/7: Beyond the Dark (Fiction - Science fiction)
Synopsis: Atmospheric sci-fi stories. Each episode is a new world to explore. You might find yourself in the heart of a cyberpunk metropolis, a post-apocalyptic wasteland, or a strange alien world. Every story has its own professional cast, an original score and accompanying sound effects for a truly immersive experience.
RSS Feed:

7/7: Craiglockhart (Dramatised - Historical)
Synopsis: WW1 - 1917. When DAVID ALLISTER, a facially disfigured war hero, writes a biting condemnation of the war, he is placed in the care of DR ETHAN DRURY at Craiglockhart mental hospital until he agrees to publish a retraction. While there, he meets ARTHUR BRIDGELAND, a shell-shocked soldier obsessed with returning to battle after having been labeled a coward. David delights in tormenting Arthur until he meets and falls in love with Arthur’s suffragette sister, LUCY. Steam Punk meets James Whale by way of MASTERPIECE THEATRE.
RSS Feed:

7/7: Eternal Future Productions (Dramatised - Historical)
Synopsis: Welcome to Eternal Future Productions! We strive to create good-quality audio productions that will reach listeners of all ages with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With a brand that is wholesome and uplifting, we hope to creatively inspire, encourage and challenge in ways that not only exceed general entertainment, but reminds us of our purpose.
RSS Feed:

7/7: Ship of Fools (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Join 4 friends on a D&D adventure through the magical seas of the Lunluma Ocean, seeking fame, fortune, and French fries. Hijinks? Guaranteed. Good decisions? Not so much.
RSS Feed:

7/8: Would You Rather… (Dramatised - Interactive)
Synopsis: Would you rather... the conversation starter where the participants can never really win. Decisions made when nothing is at stake - our answers are perhaps crowd pleasing rather than truthful. But what if these hypotheticals actually happened? What if your or your loved one's lives depended on it? The Would You Rather... podcast is based on making choices and the repercussions which follow.
RSS Feed:

7/10: Arsen (Dramatised - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Arsen Audio Drama follows a young woman named Aurelie who, after the death of her parents embarks on a quest to learn the truth her family and her identity in the magical world of LaFresia.
RSS Feed:

7/10: Eastmouth (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: Pirate radio for a coastal town that is bathed in mystery. Shh, don't talk to the town council.
RSS Feed:

7/10: Harpy Productions (Dramatised - Horror)
Synopsis: Based on a short horror story by Edwin Crowe (first published as a creepypasta) "My Father Punished Me When I Talked to Ghosts" tells the story of Sean, a blind boy living alone with his father near the edges of reality- where the dead slip back to the world of the living. This strange coming of age story deals with themes of abuse, disability, and he power of friendship to those above them both.

7/10: Like Panties for Dishrags (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: Created entirely in lockdown, Like Panties for Dishrags is an audio comedy for adults written by BBC Talent award-winner Jon Blake, also shortlisted for a Writers Guild Award, the Children’s Book Award and the Laugh Out Loud awards. Be transported for 73 minutes to the notorious Tresedd estate where hapless tutor Dominic Kingdom Duff (played by Everyman Theatre’s Peter Harding-Roberts) wades hopelessly out of his depth to bring creative writing to the locals...with surprising results.
RSS Feed:

7/10: The Visit (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: This programme has been made entirely in Lockdown, over zoom, and in total isolation. We hope you enjoy it! Ashley and Annie met at uni. Now it’s reading week, and Ashley has travelled to Annie’s family home; a world of Waitrose, Boris the Yorkshire Terrier, and 4 cars on the driveway. But, the O’Niell family are just like any other and love a night sitting around the telly with a cup of tea, or a glass of Chablis for Mum, Julia. In this seven episode series we follow the O’Neil family through a week of madness, cultural shocks, and maybe get a little too absorbed by the telly...
RSS Feed:

7/10: We Never Left (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: A gothic audio drama about a college graduate who returns to her small town and confronts the mysterious curse that resides in it.
RSS Feed:

7/12: Seen and Not Heard (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have? What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses? Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way down it. Easier said than done.
RSS Feed:

7/12: To Sleep Perchance to Dream (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: An original sci-fi audio drama. It was supposed to be a way to get away from problems on earth and earn some real cash, but on their return from a distant asteroid, the mining crew awakes to alarms and difficult decisions.
RSS Feed:
7/13: Dirty Diana (Dramatised - Erotica)
Synopsis: As an escape from her carefully curated life and dying marriage, Diana secretly runs an erotic website where women reveal their intimate sexual fantasies.
RSS Feed:
7/13: Gates (Fiction - Science fiction)
Synopsis: A secret war is being fought in the shadows after three people were infected by a four hundred an eighty million year old race of super beings and one of the original inhabitants of Earth.The infection has spread further and now in our time it will hit the fan. Dillon and Paul, along with Evil Bill can change into anything and slip inside the very shadows cast on the ground their enemies stand on, but only when Evil Bill wills it because they are now his puppets to command.This action packed Sci-Fi follows Evil Bill, his son Paul and Dillon Briggs as they fight Sensei Shisuki and look to uncoverthe mystery of their changes!
RSS Feed:
7/13: Lost Terminal (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: A sci-fi podcast searching for a response to "Hello world".
RSS Feed:

7/13: Para.docx (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: Para.docx is a supernatural podcast following the work of the NCRD’s filing staff as they handle reports from all across America — assuming the reports themselves behave.
RSS Feed:

7/13: Wire Canaries (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Synopsis: Wire Canaries are live, it's 11am on the 8th September 2070... A monthly amateur podcast in which two underground radio presenters, one frantic researcher, and one ex-cop struggle to uncover what's been hidden behind the dead-end investigations of eight missing people in the isolated city of Malingate.
RSS Feed:
7/14: Endeavour: Through the Maelstrom (RPG - Fanfiction)
Synopsis: A new ship. A new crew. A new era!Endeavour: Through the Maelstrom is a Star Trek Adventures actual play set in the 25th century, decades after Star Trek: Picard. Join us as we build transwarp conduits into uncharted space.
RSS Feed:
7/14: The Great Chameleon War (Fiction - Science fiction)
Synopsis: Welcome to the Nesting Zone: a surreal rim of jungle around Mt. Tahoma prowled by transdimensional reptiles. The Amanuensis catalogues his expedition up the volcano slope and records stories of explorers caught in the evolving dreamscape. Paleo-mythic lizard pyromancy. Blood whisper secrets. Carnivorous astronauts. Cursed poem hallucinations. Staying sane is not an option.
RSS Feed:
7/14: WG3 - Wrestling: Grit, Guts, & Glory (Dramatised - Sport)
Synopsis: The official podcast for WG3 - Wrestling: Grit, Guts, and Glory! Every week we will break down all the action on Monday Night Substance, livestream Pay-per-views, conduct interviews with your favorite wrestlers, and dish out all the 100% unfiltered and uncensored dirt in the world of your favorite fictional wrestling world. Hardcore wrestling fiction for hardcore wrestling fans!
RSS Feed:

7/15: ConSensual (Dramatised - Romance)
Synopsis: Romance for riot grrrls. Join us for season one, Ten Week Turnabout, a contemporary romance story featuring a strong heroine in New York City and her small town turnabout date from the life she thought she left behind.
RSS Feed:

7/15: Fast Times at D&D High (RPG - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: Fast Times at D&D High is a new Actual Play podcast set in a magical homebrew world from the mind of Dungeon Master Persephone!
RSS Feed:
7/16: Dying Breeds (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: Dying Breeds is a mockumentary series about clinging onto the old ways. Your host and roving reporter, Gervaise Sareen, searches out the people and professions of yesteryear to see if their days are numbered, or whether there's life in the old dogs yet.
RSS Feed:
7/16: The Long Short Road (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: A quick tale of one woman's interactions with charity.
7/16: The Vertical Path (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: When Earth catches a glimpse of a war raging on a distant world, human civilization begins to develop a conflict of its own.
7/17: CALLISTO (Dramatised - Horror)
Synopsis: "I know that there is something down there beneath the surface of this moon. It’s been there billions of years, entirely alone, waiting, until we arrived - and it knows that we are here." When five astronauts are sent to one of Jupiter's moons to research its sustainability for a potential colony, they discover a mysterious signal coming from below the surface, a signal which raises the suspicion that they may not be as alone as they thought.
RSS Feed:

7/17: The Jeane Dixon Effect (Dramatised - Historical)
Synopsis: Jeane Dixon, America’s first “celebrity psychic,” comes to life in Joseph Rodota’s play, THE JEANE DIXON EFFECT. The former Southern California housewife predicted everything from presidential assassinations to Hollywood marriages, captivating television talk show hosts and dominating supermarket tabloids. Was she a genuine psychic? Or simply delusional? And did her cat really have ESP? Starring Valerie Leonard as Jeane Dixon.
RSS Feed:

7/17: This Mortal Coil (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: When a Hamlet-inspired murder ruins her dress rehearsal, Elissa’s delighted. The detective’s an old actor pal and she’d forgotten her lines anyway. Lured in by the promise of Jammie Dodgers, Elissa pursues a dastardly killer with a penchant for Shakespeare. A comedy audio murder mystery by award-winning writer James Beagon.
RSS Feed:
7/17: Voices from the Unknown (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: Write. Record. Listen. A self-publishing audio platform for new writing. Writing submissions can be sent to: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]). The first show is Lockdown Quiz, perhaps unsurprisingly about a quiz during lockdown.
7/18: Red Dirt DnD (RPG - Western)
Synopsis: Red Dirt DnD mashes together fantasy with the Wild West. The actual play Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons podcast takes place in the fictional country of Rutoya as four adventurers map the Ka’alban Frontier for the Dwarven train barons. Elves and Orcs collide with saloons and sheriffs in this show featuring local Oklahoma actors and D&D veterans.
RSS Feed:
7/18: White Heron Theatre (Dramatised - Anthology)
Synopsis: In the theatre we have a tradition. Whenever the stage goes dark between performances, we always like to leave a single light burning in the house until the curtain can rise again. We call it - a “ghost light.” And until we can all meet once more at White Heron, we’re pleased to offer you something we like to call our Ghost Light Series. Original Radio Drama created especially for you, our Nantucket audience. Nantucket's White Heron Theatre Company presents White Heron Radio Theatre. Our first series, The Ghost Light Series, is adapted by Mark Shanahan from Blue Baillett's book Nantucket Ghosts, 44 True Accounts. Performed by White Heron's award-winning actors. Original music, sound design and audio production by John Gromada. Produced by White Heron Theatre Company.
RSS Feed:

7/19: Echo Chamber Audio Plays (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: Passionate about new-writing, we develop scripts through virtual table reads, and we make audio plays. We are interested in telling stories we dont often hear, by people we want to hear more from. All are welcome here. We want to evolve into a community of people that make and take the form forward - a true audio collective.
RSS Feed:

7/19: Parallel Lies (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: In which a space pirate and an AI have a really long conversation... In the distant future (and in space), Deryn wakes up in a doorless room, with only a disembodied AI voice to keep her company. Bored (and slowly losing her mind), Deryn tells Tobias her story. But not everything is as it seems.
RSS Feed:
7/19: Rise of the Shattered Sun (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: Rise of the Shattered Sun is an Audio Drama set 800 years in the future. After a global conflict, an unlikely source wrested peace from the jaws of chaos. The Sol system has changed, and humanity is not just for humans.
RSS Feed:
7/20: Low Tide (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: In our world, Low Tide is a scripted comedy podcast. But in fictional Conch County, Low Tide is a popular news and culture radio program that airs on Conch Public Radio. If you're a fan of NPR, Parks and Recreation, or Welcome To Night Vale, tune in to Low Tide. We have tote bags.
RSS Feed:
7/20: The Case Files of Donovan Thane (Dramatised - Horror)
Synopsis: Vampire Detective Donovan Thane takes on any case. Even those of the macabre and other worldly.
RSS Feed:

7/20: The Landscape of a Heart (Fiction - Thriller)
Synopsis: Returning home from war, recovering from what should have been fatal injuries, Matt Blair has spent months in isolation in his childhood bedroom. He has been welcomed and celebrated as a war hero by his family. As summer wanes, Matt decides it's time for him to put it all behind him and move on. In a seemingly manic episode and to his family's surprise, he embarks on a vacation alone. But the world would soon crumble around him making the tragedy he was trying to move on from, just the beginning.

A rescue operation through the desolate wasteland that was once the midwest of the United States and the fateful connection to the destruction is too much to be only a coincidence.
Matt begins his true journey. A journey that will exceed the boundaries of his own life and sanity, his pain and the human collective unconscious ensues. The true Landscape of a Human Heart is revealed.
RSS Feed:
submitted by thecambridgegeek to audiodrama [link] [comments]

Advice from a Box Office Manager: MCR Resale Tickets

Based off some comments I've written on the subject, I was recently DM'd a question regarding the legitimacy of MCR resale seats that the person purchased on SeatGeek. My response is pretty long, and I wanted to share it here. tl;dr at the end
I see posts all the time on this subreddit regarding buying seats from 3rd Party Sites (StubHub, SeatGeek, Vivid Seats, etc), or purchasing seats from other individuals, and I think, "NO! Don't do that! You could be getting scammed!" But then I hold my tongue so I don't sound like a know-it-all.
In an attempt to help my fellow MCR fans, I wanted to explain some details on ticketing operations, TicketmasteLive Nation, AXS/AEG, and 3rd Party Ticket Sites (Stubhub, SeatGeek, Vivid Seats, etc).
Of course, I can only speak from my experience. I'm the Box Office Manager for an indoor arena in the US, that hosts sports and concerts, and seats around 19,000 (therefore, very similar to the venues they're playing this tour). I've also worked for Live Nation & Ticketmaster in the past. Based off my experience, here are my thoughts on the tickets for MCR's upcoming tour:
MCR's team is using both Ticketmaster and AXS for ticketing on this tour. Therefore tickets purchased anywhere else than Ticketmaster or AXS for this tour, such as a 3rd Party, are not guaranteed to be legitimate. The only way you know 100% that your tickets are real and legitimate is to have bought them directly on Ticketmaster or AXS before it sold out.
MCR's team decided to have all tickets for this tour be (1.) Mobile-Only and (2.) have a 72 Hour Delivery-Delay. (Source: Details on Ticketmaster I read when buying tickets for the Newark, NJ show myself). I assume that AXS would be doing the same, if they have the capability.
"Mobile-Only" means that no paper tickets exist for the shows on this tour show. No one has a tangible copy, as the venues weren't permitted to print them. The tickets purchased for this tour via Ticketmaster can only be shown & scanned off your phone. Therefore, if someone ever goes on a 3rd Party (StubHub, SeatGeek, etc), and says they have an actual paper ticket, it'd be reasonable to assume that's not true.
Having a "72 Hour Delivery-Delay" means that once a patron purchases the tickets for this tour from Ticketmaster, they still won't receive their actual tickets & barcodes until 72 hours before the show. Meaning, no one at all actually has their tickets yet - regardless of where they bought the tickets or what show it is. Once it's 72 hours before your event, Ticketmaster updates the "tickets" (really more like placeholders at this point) in your account to have the actual barcodes that will he scanned when you enter the building.
Based on these facts, one could assume that because no one has actually recieved their tickets yet, there's no way someone could have gone to a 3rd Party Site (StubHub, SeatGeek, etc) to resell a ticket & barcode they didn't have yet.
It's not clear how these 3rd Party Sites are still selling shows that now have the delivery-delay option. They're paying the public for tickets, reselling the tickets to new people, but no one has the actual barcode yet. I personally believe they shouldn't be doing this. At this point, I essentially see these 3rd Parties as Snakeoil Salesmen.
Even if the 3rd Parties are trying to do this honestly, if you look at what their doing objectively, it's too conveluted. They're basing the whole transaction on the assumption that the original purchaser will absolutely get that barcodes 72 hours before the event, and will get it to them by the show, so they can give it to their customer to get in. If there was an issue with the Ticketmaster account (fraud concerns, for example), there's no guarantee the original purchaser will even get the barcode on time.
If you purchased through a 3rd Party, theres no guarantee that your tickets are real. Additionally, you won't find out for sure until you get your ticket scanned at the venue, when you try to enter the venue on night of the show. You could potentially call the Box Office of that venue to ask if they can test scan your tickets to check if they're valid [once you actually get your barcode from the 3rd Party, 72 hours before the show], however, some venues don't do this, don't have the ability, or will be too busy to get in touch with that close to a huge show).
If youre in this situation, one of two things will happen at that point: Either (1.) you'll get in fine with no problems & enjoy the show, or (2.) the Ticket Scanner will stop you to let you know that your tickets are invalid and you cant go in. Depending on the venue, either that's that and you go home - or, hopefully, the Ticket Scanner will direct you to the Box Office for assistance.
The following is an example of what would happen in my (and probably most) venues next: When you get to the Box Office they'd ask for your info (ID, where/how you bought your tickets, seat location, and possibly to see any emails regarding your ticket purchase), research your name and seat location, realize the original purchaser of those seats is someone else (meaning they can't reprint/resend you the valid barcode to get in as they would usually do, because you are not the original purchaser), come back and tell you that there's nothing they can do for you and suggest calling the 3rd Party for help, a refund, and to ask why they sent/sold you invalid tickets.
Personally, at this point I'd suggest just buying new tickets right then at the Box Office so you can at least get in to see the show, and then calling your card company to dispute the charges the next day. However, all of the shows on this tour were sold out before being postponed, and will probably be again by the time of the shows, if not already.
If you follow that suggestion, you'd get on the phone with the 3rd Party: try to get in touch with someone, ask why your tickets are invalid, wait while they do research, and find out that the original seller never got the real barcode to them for whatever reason. (Alternatively, they could have already sold that same barcode on a second 3rd Party Site, posted the barcodes online in a social media post and had them stolen, or even kept the tickets themselves, and entered the building before you. So when you tried to get in the building, the system said that your tickets already been scanned and are now invalid). They'd probably say all they can do now is give your money back, however, they charge the original purchaser for the invalid ticket refund, so you'll have to wait until the original seller pay it to the 3rd Party. At the end of it all, you're now at the venue not able to get in, and have to just go home.
This is actually just the risk of purchasing any tickets through 3rd Party Ticket Sites (StubHub, Seat Geek, Vivid Seats, etc). Most people just aren't aware of this risk because of how "believable" these companies make themselves.
In my opinion - as the liason working between the tour, the venue, and Ticketmaster - these 3rd Party Sites are essentially a Box Office's enemy. Personally, they really piss me off.
During sold out & popular shows, we literally have to spend all night explaining to panicky, angry, crying fans why they can't get in - even though they waited with anticipation all year to see their favorite artist, paid a ton of money, got dressed up, had a dinner & a night out, and came (even flew in some cases) all the way to the venue. We literally have to break these fans hearts on behalf of these sites.
Suggestion for 3rd Party Purchasers
Here's what I suggest if you purchased tickets from a 3rd Party Site and are now regretting it after reading this:
  1. Call the 3rd Party and ask how they are handling the 72 hour delivery-delay. Since they sold you these tickets even though they won't actually have them until 72 hours before the event, how do you know you'll get the barcodes in time? (Who knows, maybe they have some kind of agreement and guarantee with Ticketmaster that I'm not aware of, but I doubt that). If you don't like their answer,
  2. Tell them you want your money back. If they say no,
  3. Call your card company and dispute the charges. Tell them the 3rd Party is refusing to give you a refund for tickets that don't exist. They should help you.
  4. If you still want to go to the show now that you don't have a ticket - go back through Ticketmaster. People are allowed to request refunds for the next month, and all returned seats will (most likely, at some point if not immediately) get opened back up to the public.
The good news is now you have the opportunity to grab potentially really good, legitimate seats.
I do want to add a few things: 1. Buying seats from individuals (Craigslist, Ebay, and yes - even Reddit, etc) is equally as risky as buying from a 3rd Party. That may be how they got their seats in the first place, adding another person to the chain that the barcodes have to get to before the show. Even if they claim they bought through Ticketmaster and promise to send you a screenshot of the barcode when they get that - that sounds risky to me. (Plus, if the venue is participating in a particular program that's rolling out right now, screenshots of tickets will no longer be valid whatsoever). 2. Some 3rd Parties are starting to get better and less sketchy. StubHub and SeakGeek are admittedly better than other smaller companies like Vivid Seats, Via Go Go, etc. I've heard StubHub is taking measures, with the help of Ticketmaster, to make scamming harder to do through their site. (Such as requiring the new purchaser to make a Ticketmaster account, and go in to accept a legitimate Ticket Transfer via Ticketmaster). There's a venue in Illinois called "SeatGeek Stadium", so they must be doing something right. (Right?) 3. There are a ton of fake websites that people accidentally buy tickets through all the time. For example: when you Google the name of our arena, the real website is the 5th down. The first 4 results are all fake pretending to be us or Ticketmaster (with names like Box Office Centre, TicketEvents, and transposed spelling of our name, all to trick people). If you have older relatives that are inexperienced with technology and plan to buy tickets for anything, you may want to ensure they don't fall for this. 4. The only legitamate way to buy or sell resale tickets is through Ticketmaster Resale. It's essentially their own resale site. You can get to this on their website, however, it's not always an option for every show (the tour has the option to turn resale on and off). 5. Even though the Box Office is aware of all this, there's nothing we can do but try to educate people for next time.
tl;dr: If you bought tickets for this MCR tour on StubHub, Geek Seats, Vivid Seats, or any other site than Ticketmaster or AXS, there is no guarantee your tickets are real or legitimate. Your best bet it to get a refund and try to buy new tickets on Ticketmaster that people are returning this month.
Sorry for the novel, I just couldn't hold my tongue anymore. If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them. Again, this is all my opinion based on experience. I hope this will help my fellow MCR lovers. Feel free to share with friends & family too.
Thanks! 🙏💫
EDIT: to add the following -
(1.) I added AXS to the "whitelist" with Ticketmaster. Someone mentioned their Houston, TX tickets were purchased on AXS rather than Ticketmaster. I remember seeing tickets for the Reunion Show at The Shrine in LA were being sold on that platform, so it's not really suspicious if you bought them on AXS.
To explain: AXS is AEG's ticketing platform. AEG is considered Live Nation's only real competitor (but barely since Live Nation & Ticketmaster are criticized by some as being a monopoly since they're the same company). Additionally, The Shrine is an AEG venue, rather than a Live Nation venue. So even though it'd be odd for the tour to use both AXS and Ticketmaster to sell their tickets - if the venue they chose was an AXS venue, they may have been required to use AXS for that particular show. So Ticketmaster is okay and AXS is okay. That's it.
(2.) If you didn't already know, the tour was postponed until 2021, with the new dates of each show announced. I can say to those who purchased on Ticketmaster for sure, your tickets will be valid at the new date (you don't have to do anything special and will keep the same seat location). If you don't want to attending the new date, you only have 30 days from when the show was postponed to request a refund. So, don't take too long to decide if you want to keep your tickets for next year or not. If you want a refund, go into your app and navigate to your MCR "tickets". There should be a blue "Refund" button you can press. You'll receive your refund within 30 days, back to the card you used to purchase the tickets.
(3.) I've been told that the site "GigsandTours" (& parent company "See Tickets") was promoted by MCR directly for the UK shows. I'm located in the US and have not heard of these sites, however, if MCR did promote them I'd guess they're legit as well.
submitted by djrmsy99 to MyChemicalRomance [link] [comments]

How can I earn $100 per day from a blog?

If you’re starting from scratch with no traffic or influential friends, it’s easy to wonder…
Is it reasonable for you to believe you can make money blogging?
For that matter, how do blogs even make money? Ads? Or something else?
Well, let’s take a look at exactly how I did it at Smart Blogger. Here’s my complete step-by-step process for how to make money blogging:

1. Choose a Profitable Blogging Niche

Let’s start with a little brutal truth, shall we?
Passion does not equal profit.
Neither does expertise.
Hard work doesn’t guarantee anything either.
For example:
You can be the world’s foremost expert on square-shaped tomatoes, wake up every morning with a burning passion to educate the public on their vast superiority to normal-shaped tomatoes, and work until your fingers bleed and your eyes fall out of your head, following all the right tactics for growing a popular blog, and…
You’ll never have a chance in hell at making any money.
Here’s why:
Nobody but you gives a damn about square tomatoes
Even if they did care, they wouldn’t spend any money
In other words, you need a large audience who buys things. Without that, nothing else matters. It’s a prerequisite for everything else.
In the case of Smart Blogger, I noticed early on that bloggers buy lots of different things:

In fact, there are companies with $10 million+ per year of revenue in most of those categories. It’s also a growing space with millions of people:

The only pVery to to Sherryroblem?
Loads of competition. Whether it be my previous employers Brian Clark or Neil Patel, my good friends over at Problogger, or the gazillion other “blogging about blogging” peeps infesting the social media space, everyone was intent on snagging a piece of the pie. They also had a several year head start on me.
So, how did I compete? The honest answer:

2. Level up Your Content Skills

Embed This Infographic On Your Site
You’ve probably heard that “Content is king,” and it’s true… to an extent. A more accurate statement would be…
The Best Content Is King
If that’s hard to understand, think about it this way:
Lots of bloggers sit down and think, “What will I write today?” They jot down some thoughts, doing their best to be helpful, original, and entertaining. If they’re disciplined, they might even stick with it for a few months.
But it almost never works. Here are a few reasons why:
What you want to say isn’t what other people want to read
You weren’t using a proven content framework
It’s not the best post ever published on the topic
Granted, it’s not your fault. Until today, chances are no one ever told you about any of those requirements. You thought you just had to write interesting stuff and publish it.
No, grasshopper. No.
The truth is, having good ideas and powerful words isn’t enough. you have to create the best content ever published on topics lots of people are interested in learning more about. And that brings us to the three levels of content creation:
You know what content is popular in your niche, and you write exclusively about those topics
You’ve mastered frameworks proven to make your content more popular (list post, how to post, etc.)
Your content delivers more value to the reader than any other post published on that topic
You’re probably thinking, “Geez. That sounds hard.” And you’re right, it is.
I personally spent about three years honing my skills by writing for other sites before I started my own blog. It doesn’t have to take that long — I’m just a perfectionist, so I wanted to learn from the best people in my space.

It worked, though. Nowadays, my posts get millions and millions of visitors, not because I know some special “secret,” but because I’m really good at what I do. In fact, I’ll go ahead and say it…
Blogging is really no different than anything else. The more of a bad ass you are, the easier it is for you to make money.
So you want to know how to make some money blogging?
Become a badass writer.
Then the next step is to…

3. Figure out Which Traffic Sport to Play

When you’re a beginner, getting traffic is confusing.
Should you focus on optimizing your keywords? Growing your Facebook page? Leaving comments on blogs? Answering questions on Quora? Creating videos for YouTube?
And so on.
There are a gazillion traffic tactics out there. Everybody says theirs is the best.
But here’s the data:

Source: Facebook and Google dominate web traffic, but not the same kind
Pretty much all the traffic for written content comes from either Google or Facebook. The rest of traffic sources combined don’t even come close to competing with those two Goliaths.
So, how do you get them to send you a bunch of traffic?
One option is you can pay for it. They like that.
But chances are, you’re reading about how to make money blogging because you don’t want to pay for traffic. You want it for free, right?
Well, imagine this:
There’s an arena where all the bloggers in your space go to compete for traffic. The number of other challengers you defeat determines the amount of traffic you receive.
In other words, getting traffic is a sport.
There are winners, and there are losers
To be good, you have to train
You need to study your opponents
There are actually two sports, and I’d bet you’ve heard of both of them: search engine optimization (SEO) and going viral on Facebook. Both take years (yes, I said years) of study to master, but you can start getting pretty decent traffic after just a few months of study and practice.
Which one should you focus on?
Well, here are two questions to guide you:
Is your topic something your friends and family regularly talk about on Facebook? Examples: pets, parenting, self-improvement, and health. If so, focus on playing the viral traffic sport.
Is your topic something people actively search for information about on Google? Examples: product reviews, specific questions they would ask an expert, how-to information. If so, focus on SEO.
For most topics, you can do both, but one or the other will be dominant. In that case, focus on whichever one is dominant.
In the blogging space, for example, stuff about writing and grammar occasionally goes viral on Facebook, because we love criticizing our relatives about their terrible English. On the other hand, you rarely talk with your family about blogging platforms, WordPress plugins, affiliate marketing, or any other blogging topics.
You will, however, search for them on Google. Just as you would guess then, the blogging niche is heavily dominated by search. Here’s a breakdown of Smart Blogger’s traffic by source:

The truth is, we pretty much ignore Facebook. The volume of traffic available there comes nowhere close to the volume of traffic available from Google. So, we focus on Google.
I also spend WAY more time keeping up to date on SEO stuff than I do on social stuff. I’m a geek about it. Throw me in a room full of Google engineers, and I’d probably know more than half of them.
Not to imply I’m the best, though. I’m also competing against people like Darren Rowse, Amy Lynn Andrews, and Neil Patel. They’re pretty freaking good too.
In time, I think I can be better, but who knows? That’s why sports are fun. You never know who is going to win.
If you’re good though, you’ll always be in the “playoffs,” for your space, and you’ll get lots of traffic. Maybe not the most, but still plenty.
And then you can focus on how to…

4. Grow Your Email List with Pop Ups

Chances are, you see pop ups as an annoyance.
They get in the way when you’re trying to read. They ask you to hand over sensitive information like your name, email address, and phone number. Sometimes you have to deal with multiple pop ups on the same site, and it makes you feel hassled and uncared for.
And all that sucks. In my opinion, you have every right to be annoyed.
But here’s the thing…
That’s where the money comes from. The best predictor of the revenue for a blog is the size of their email list. Here’s a breakdown of our revenue at Smart Blogger comparing revenue device from email to other sources.
The rule of thumb is you can expect to make $1 per subscriber per month. So, if you have 10,000 email subscribers, you should be able to make about $10,000 per month.
So obviously, growing your email list is a top priority. You might, however, feel conflicted about using pop ups. What are you supposed to do?
Here’s a different way of looking at it:
If a visitor comes to your site and doesn’t give you their email address, the chances of them returning are nearly zero. You’ll never have another opportunity to help them.
If you believe your content is the best, and you believe you can help them over time, I believe you owe it to them to be as pushy as possible about staying in contact. In other words, not using a pop up is unethical. A little annoyance is a small price to pay for change.
And remember, that doesn’t mean you have to be extremely pushy or spammy. You can absolutely use pop ups in authentic ways.
But you absolutely must use them. Assuming you want to make money, anyway.

5. Begin Monetizing with Affiliate Offers

So, you’re operating in a profitable niche, and you have traffic and an email list. What next?
Lots of bloggers jump into creating a course or book or community of some sort, but that’s a mistake, in my opinion. Before you start selling things, you need concrete evidence those things are what people want to buy. Otherwise, you’re risking wasting months or even years of your life trying to push a product no one wants.
The simplest way to obtain that evidence:
Affiliate offers.
By seeing what your audience buys from other people, you can get a much better sense of what they might want to buy from you. If you promote a product and it converts well, you should think about creating a similar product. If it doesn’t convert well, you should probably move on.
In other words, affiliate offers are a form of market research. As a bonus, you just so happen to get paid commissions on the products your customers buy in the process. So not only are you learning what your audience wants to buy, but you’re making money from your blog at the same time. Pretty sweet deal.
At Smart Blogger, I’ve tried lots of different offers. WordPress hosting, landing page tools, email marketing software, WordPress themes, and half a dozen different types of courses. Since we sell courses, I pay the most attention to the results from those programs, and here are a couple of lessons:
End to end solutions sell best. Courses promising to take someone from knowing nothing to making money far outperformed the others. For instance, here’s a screenshot showing us as the #1 affiliate for Danny Iny’s Course Builder’s Laboratory:
Tools with a clear connection to making money also sell better than the others. For instance, landing page builders. As proof, here’s a screenshot of our earnings from promoting LeadPages:
By themselves, neither of those promotions really moved the needle on our revenue, but they did teach us useful lessons that went into creating Freedom Machine, which brings us to…

6. Develop a Unique Mechanism

Before you think about launching your own products or services, there’s one essential point about human nature you need to understand:
Whenever anyone purchases anything, they expect to transition from where they are now (Point A) to where they want to be (Point B). For example…
When you buy pizza, you want to transition from being hungry and craving pizza (Point A) to tasting delicious pizza and feeling full (Point B).
When you hire a plumber, you want to transition from having a clogged, overflowing toilet (Point A) to having a normally functioning toilet (Point B).
When you buy a course on SEO, you want to transition from feeling bewildered and getting ignored by Google (Point A) to ranking for competitive terms and getting traffic.
The success of a product ultimately depends on helping customers make those transitions. If the customer doesn’t get to Point B, they typically view the experience as a failure.
So, here’s the magic question:
What makes you better equipped to deliver that transition than your competitors?
The answer to that question is what marketing expert Todd Brown calls your “unique mechanism.” It’s a little different from a “unique selling proposition,” because it’s not just something about you that’s different. It’s something about you or your method that makes you better able to help customers than anyone else.
For Freedom Machine, we have multiple unique mechanisms:
Get published on Medium — a platform with more than 60 million active readers looking for content
You don’t have to struggle with setting up your blog. We do it for you.
A research concierge who will do your research for you instead of having to pay for expensive tools
Content frameworks developed behind the scenes at Smart Blogger to produce popular content
A monetization methodology proven by our success with Smart Blogger
Advice on how to automate everything, so you eventually get more freedom
Weekly calls with me where I will help you set up your Freedom Machine
Combined, those unique mechanisms are EXTREMELY convincing at setting us up as the superior solution. Therefore, the product sells like hot cakes.
To be clear… it’s not necessary to have 7 different unique mechanisms. Sometimes just one is all you need (i.e. fresh, hot pizza in 30 minutes or less). The core idea though is to make sure you are obviously far more capable than your competitors at delivering results.
Then all you have to do is…

7. Launch the Minimum Viable Funnel

Look around at successful entrepreneurs of any type, and you’ll find a surprising trend:
They tend to sell their products before the product is created.
To most people, this sounds like insanity at best or a disturbing lack of ethics at worst. How could you possibly ask people to buy something that doesn’t exist?
The answer:
It’s the same principle as Kickstarter.

You create a fancy minimal sales funnel of some sort (in this case, just a simple sales page), tell people the product is coming soon, and then wait to see if enough people sign up to justify making the product. If they don’t, you refund everyone’s money and start over.
In other words, it’s the final step in validating you have a viable product. The steps go like this:
Identify demand by promoting affiliate products
Find a unique mechanism that makes you clearly superior
Test the demand for that unique mechanism with a quick and dirty launch before you create the product
In my case, the minimum viable funnel was a 90 minute webinar. The first time I did it, there was no product, no follow-up sequence, nothing. It was just a bare-bones test.
And it resulted in $126,000 in sales live on the webinar.
Seeing that $30,000 sales was my minimum for success, we went ahead and created the first version of the product live with students. About a year later, it’s now approaching $1 million in sales.
That’s also just one product. We have others, and we have still more in the research pipeline.
And guess what I would do if I had to start over again?
The exact same thing. It’s not easy, it’s not fast, it’s not even that sexy, but it works.
Go to top
7 Ways to Make Money Blogging (with Examples!)
Now that you have a general framework to use, let’s jump into the specifics of how to make money blogging, including real-world examples you can study and learn from.
Here are the top 7 ways to make money blogging:

1. Online Courses and Workshops

Here at Smart Blogger, we make most of our income from online courses and workshops — over $1 million per year — but we are far from the only ones. Most of the people making serious money from their blogs are doing it through courses
Ramit Sethi reportedly crossed $10 million dollars in annual revenue with his suite of premium courses:

And it’s not only business or wealth focused topics that are doing well. You can find blogs on just about any topic monetizing with online courses. For instance, the popular interior designer Maria Killam has quite a few courses and workshops in her catalog:

2. Books and Ebooks

Quite a few writers have parlayed their blogging success into a major publishing deal. Mark Manson, for instance, published a post called The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck in 2015. Millions of readers later, he got a book deal with Harper Collins and went on to sell over 3,000,000 copies in the US alone.

Self-published books have also been successful. The most notable success story among bloggers is probably James Altucher’s Choose Yourself, which is now sold over 500,000 copies:

3. Affiliate Marketing

If you’d like to earn some passive income from your blog, one of the best choices is affiliate marketing — recommending the products and services of other companies in exchange for a commission.
Here at Smart Blogger, we make more than $100,000 per year promoting affiliate products, most of that coming from casually recommending products we love like Siteground (affiliate link) and Ahrefs (affiliate link).
But there are lots of other examples too. For instance, Digital Photography School has reportedly made over $500,000 in Amazon commissions from promoting photography equipment:

4. Advertising

Normally, we’re not big fans of selling ads on your site. You need roughly a million visitors per year for the large advertising networks to take you seriously, and affiliate marketing is almost always more profitable and just as passive.
That being said, some niches like recipes, fashion, and news are hard to monetize through many of the other methods mentioned here, and they get LOTS of traffic. In that case, putting a few ads on your site can make sense as a supplementary income source.
For example, here’s a screenshot of a 2016 income report from Share the Yummy:

Normally, you make money by joining a network. Nearly anyone can join Google AdSense, for example, and you can later grow into more selective networks like Mediavine and AdThrive.

5. Speaking Gigs

If your blog takes off, and you start being recognized as an authority in your space, you might be surprised by how many invitations you get to speak at conferences. And it’s amazingly profitable. I typically make a minimum of $10,000 per speech and it can go as high as $100,000 when you count product sales resulting from the speech.
Not bad for a 60-90 minute talk.

6. Consulting/Coaching

While this certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, doing a bit of coaching or consulting over the phone can earn you a surprisingly nice living, even when your audience is small. I don’t do consulting anymore, but the last time I did, I charged $1,000 an hour with a six-month waiting list.
But I’m not the only one. Going back to Maria, again, she’s been quite innovative coming up with ways to do design consultations by photo and email, currently charging $1,275 per room:

You can make this work in almost any space. You just need to know what you’re doing and be confident in the value you are providing to clients.

7. Selling Freelance Services

The next step up from consulting is to actually do it for them.
Typically, you’ll make more money with this than anything else, but it’s also the most draining and time intensive. That being said, I’ve seen bloggers make six-figure incomes with no more than a few thousand readers on their blog, essentially using their blog as a lead mechanism to get clients.
It’s so profitable, even if successful bloggers continue to do it. For example, Elna Cain continues to sell her freelance writing services:

If you’re a writer, designer, photographer, programmer, or other service provider where your skills can be sold digitally instead of you having to be there in person, you might want to consider it from day one. All you really need to get started is a contact form for clients to reach out to you.
Let’s close with some questions and answers, shall we?
Go to top
FAQ about How to Make Money Blogging
So, we’ve covered the basic process. Now let’s step back for a moment and answer some of the questions I hear the most often:
Do bloggers make money?
I certainly do, but I don’t think that’s what you’re asking. I think you’re asking…
“Is it reasonable for me to learn how to make money blogging?”
The no BS answer:
It depends on how patient and persistent you are.
Starting a blog from scratch is just as difficult as starting any business. For example, it requires the same time and effort as starting your own restaurant, software company, or accounting service. Yes, those businesses are wildly different, but the first few years are usually the same story: low income, lots of stress, big learning curve.
If you want a more concrete answer than that, we’ve found it takes even our smartest, most dedicated students 3-6 years to make enough money from blogging to quit their jobs. And that sounds like a long time, but so what? 3-6 years to be able to work from anywhere in the world, take a vacation whenever you want, and probably have passive income until the day you die?
Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
How much money can you make from blogging?
The fact is, most bloggers make as much money as any other type of entrepreneur:
And it’s not because there’s no money in it. This blog makes more than $1 million per year, for God sakes, and it’s nowhere close to the most profitable blog out there. Blogs like The Penny Hoarder, Moz, and Lifehacker power businesses worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

So why aren’t more bloggers rich?
The truth is, most people quit. They start a blog, realize it’s hard work, and walk away.
But if you’re patient and persistent?
You can make millions. I have. So have lots of other smart, dedicated entrepreneurs.
You just have to do the work. Consistently. For years.
Can you do that?
Then yeah, I think you can make six figures at least. Maybe more.
How do you make money blogging? (Or, How do bloggers make money?)
As I mentioned earlier, there 7 popular ways to make money blogging:
Offering online course and workshops
Writing books and eBooks
Affiliate marketing (recommending products and services in exchange for a commission)
Blog ads
Speaking at conferences
Offering your expertise as a consultant or coach
Selling freelance services such as writing, designing, and programming
Which is best for you will depend your blog, your expertise, and your situation.
How do you start your own blog for free?
Lots of people say you can’t. They tell you to buy a domain name and a hosting account and a premium WordPress theme.
But I think that’s nonsense.
You can get started for free within five minutes on Medium. They also have over 60 million monthly readers, so you can get a lot of exposure there if you get featured.

This article walks you through that strategy, step-by-step.
Alternatively, you can write on, Linkedin, or any of the other platforms out there. It doesn’t really matter. The point is, start writing and learning as soon as possible.
Once people start sharing your articles, and you begin to understand how everything works, then you can go through the trouble of setting up your own site, installing WordPress, and all that jazz. Until then though, it’s just a headache you don’t need.
What are the most popular blogging platforms?
WordPress is by far the most popular. No one else is even close.
But that doesn’t mean it’s the best for everyone. There are several — and most of them are free.
As I mentioned earlier, I think Medium is a good place to start. You can also create your own blog with tools like Blogger, Squarespace, Wix, Joomla, and countless others.
What are the top blogs about how to make money blogging?
I’d like to think Smart Blogger is the best (and most comprehensive) site on the topic, but it’s by no means the only one. Not all of these talk about how to make money blogging, but together, they give you a solid foundation:— Brian Dean doesn’t talk much about how to make money blogging, but he’s one of the top experts and educators in the world on SEO. What I love about his content is how easy to understand it is, despite covering some incredibly complex topics. If you’re a beginner, prepare for a treat.
— In my opinion, my friends over at Digital Marketer are the best in the world at monetizing traffic. If you’d like to learn about marketing, list building, customer research, automation, or funnels, there’s no better source. If you’re interested in using your blog to build passive income, Pat Flynn is a master at showing you how to build a tiny little business that can support you and the lifestyle you want. Both his blog and podcast are excellent.
Want me to walk you through all of the steps?

Here's a free workshop where I'll walk you through the steps, so you can understand EXACTLY what you have to do to be successful.
The Bottom Line about How to Make Money Blogging
Is it possible?
Absolutely, but only if you treat it as a business.
Yes, you can start your blog as a side project. Yes, you can slowly grow it in the background. Yes, you can turn your blog into a source of passive income that eventually lets you quit your job, travel, spend more time with your family, whatever you want to do.
But like anything worthwhile, it’s hard work getting there.
You have to study. Practice. Master your craft.
If you love writing, I can’t imagine a better business, though. Not only is blogging a great way to get your writing noticed, but it’s a great way to connect with people around the world who need you, teach them what you know, and get paid pretty damn well in exchange.
There’s never a day I regret dedicating myself to blogging. Never.
It’s not just because of the money, either. It’s because I also get to do what I love and help people at the same time.
What could be better than that?
submitted by abhishiks to online_earning [link] [comments]

4 Simple Strategies To Make Money Betting Sports (No ... What is Moneyline in Sports Betting - YouTube Geek Sports - YouTube GeekNSports - YouTube ⚽️🎮 GEEK SPORTS 7.0 🎮⚽️ - YouTube

Sports Betting Blog. Sports Betting Strategy. Another very popular section of The Sports Geek is our Sports Betting Strategy section. We give you basic sports betting tips and strategies for those bettors new to sports betting, but we also have very in-depth sports betting strategy articles written by professional sports bettors, who have made hundreds of thousands of dollars betting on sports. Sports Betting Picks. For years The Sports Geek has been offering free sports betting picks and has earned a reputation for finding excellent betting value and making our users money! Our team of expert handicappers from around the globe spend their days scanning online sportsbooks for the best odds and collecting that data here for you. The Basketball Geek comes out of the Betting Gods tipster platform. In this review our focus will be on. Are the quoted odds achievable? Can you follow the Basketball Geek using only exchanges and sharp bookmakers? Is the Basketball Geek a profitable tipster to follow? Geek of the Week: Artist Chanee Choi’s 3D video game ‘Pandemic’ looks at racism during COVID-19 ... Expect more football than Fortnite as sports betting comes to Washington state tribal ... the goings-on of a sports betting process, here is a handy guide to help get you started, even educating you on the ins and outs of how it all began. History of Sports Betting. The first official record of sports betting actually dates around 2,000 years ago. The Greeks were a lover of all kinds of sport, ranging from horse racing to Olympic ...

[index] [15569] [61090] [9187] [10471] [8516] [41423] [66629] [15797] [42594] [20302]

4 Simple Strategies To Make Money Betting Sports (No ...

🏈 El jueves llega el Kick Off 🏀 Manolo Cintrón de Panteras Ags, está con nosotros ⚡ Nuestro amigo Víctor García de The Geek Bugle nos trae el Flash Point Inf... Geeks Vegas Lines DFS NFL Podcast for FanDuel and DraftKings - Week 10. Geek & Sports, la chaîne aux multiples facettes, vous propose à la fois du du catch, du football et du jeu vidéo, dans la joie, la bonne humeur et le top dél... Moneyline sports betting is explained in this articles, with examples from MLB baseball and NHL hockey betting. We illustrate how moneylines are typically di... Geek Sports uploaded a video 4 years ago 3:08. Best non choreographed lightsaber duel ever (Ryan Vs Murph Episode 1) - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds. Geek Sports. 4 years ago;