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It has been well over two years since I last posted any True Storey Blog original material, and about a year since I wrote anything on a regular basis. I’ll go into more detail about what I was doing during that time later. What first brought me to the blogging world was the 2012 election and Mitt Romney’s failure to oust Barack Obama three years ago. After the election I felt like I should have done more to spread the gospel, so to speak. I vowed (to myself) that I would not make the same mistake again, and though I spent some time away, I’M BACK!

The political world is heating up and I can’t stand to sit on the sidelines any longer.

After eight years of Obama’s closet Marxism, we now have an admited socialist running for president on the left, and he is actually giving Hilary a run for her money. Of course she is doing more to destroy her campaign than anyone else could ever do. 

Things are a lot different on the right side of things with more candidates than I care to count. Everyone is talking about Trump, which may or may not be a good thing. In the coming weeks and months I will be going into more detail and looking for some truth under all of the hype. 

Now, what the hell have I been doing for the last two years? 

Well, many of you who have followed my writing and my Facebook page, Tyler “True” Storey, will already know that I started writing for Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children and stopped posting original material here. I stayed with that website for about a year. I met a lot of people and made many new friends, one or two I still have today. 

Unfortunately, my departure from Uncle Sam’s didn’t go as I had planned. My hope was that I would leave on a good note and keep the door open should I ever want to go back. That door, I fear, has been locked to me. Anyone who knows Uncle Sam’s knows the controversy they’ve delt with in the past, though I admit that I have not kept up with them since leaving.

When I first joined the Misguided writing team I got in on the ground floor of the website. As to be expected when dealing with people over the internet that you’ve never met, and some you’ve never even seen a picture of, everyone tends to get a little paranoid. The writing team seemed to be in constant turmoil with mass exoduses on a regular basis. One person would get upset with something or other and quit and some conspiracy would form and half the team would drop off the face of the earth. 

For over a year I stuck it out and rallied the remaining team and helped recruit new writers. During this time I took a leadership role in the group and was even given the title of Cheif Editor. I eventually started getting burnt out between my regular job and this unpaid position. So, other writers were brought in to help with the editing until I slowly just quit doing it altogether, only editing and posting my own work. 

Why did I leave?

The organization’s head tech guy got upset about something and quit. The thing is, he didn’t just quit, he came up with all these claims that the group’s founder was ripping people off on tshirts he wasn’t shipping and some other things. I’m not sure what of that was true or false. At the same time lot of the team quit and the website, that he had control of, crashed. It was said that he did it on purpose on his way out, but I don’t know the truth of it.

After the issue with the website, all of the material that had been produced over the previous year was stripped of any credit to their authors. I quit shortly after just because I was burnt out and fed up.

Most of the people that quit over the accusations of fraud joined together and formed a website and a Facebook page of their own. My separation from USMC was unrelated, but I was contacted by this new website, because none of the writing team had left with them. I agreed to help them out even though I had lost most of my zeal for writing.

When the Misguided Children admin saw that I was writing for their enemy I was quickly blocked by most of them. I had left on good terms but my association with the other website made it look like I was turning my back on them. I regret that decision but it is what it is. 

I didn’t stay on with this new platform very long and only produced a couple of articles. They never recruited any more writers and the last time I checked their website has no news. It only sells merchandise. 

Since then it has been almost a year and I haven’t written anything else on politics. However, I did write a couple of short stories that I really enjoyed. Spent some time toying with an idea for a novel that I hope to write one day. 

The most discouraging part of this whole thing is that nothing I wrote for Uncle Sam’s, or the other website, is still published, with or without credit. I know Uncle Sam’s had to change their URL, possibly because of the crash/hack, and maybe they lost their archive. If anyone from USMC runs across this, I hope you understand that I did not ever have any hard feelings or ill will towards anyone there. Now that this is out of the way, it is time to move on to the next chapter.