Building this website has been quite an interesting journey over the last few years.
For a while, it was like I was running a one man media company.
I was generating a ton of content and driving hundreds of thousands of pageviews a month on my website alone. Add my presence on Medium, Huffington Post, Elite Daily, YouTube and others, and my distributed network was reaching millions of people.
I thought I had created something special, but the truth is that none of it mattered.
Sure I made a lot of noise, but none of that activity produced any revenue, and the controversial opinions I was sharing along the way were affecting my ability to land new consulting clients.
It was a weird predicament to be in. My dream of being able to openly share my thoughts and ideas with the world was finally a reality, but those thoughts were making it seriously difficult for me to earn a living as an emerging marketing consultant in my local community, which is pretty conservative.
All that lead me to search for ways to monetize my web presence, which lead to thoughts of selling advertising. But the truth is that I hate advertising, so that idea didn’t last long.
I never did monetize the website directly, but I did pick up 10K email subscribers, and the things I learned along the way have not only lead to a fruitful consulting career, but have become the foundation for the social publishing software we’re building.
“The internet is broken, this is how we fix it.”
Learn more about the ray.do network
You may have heard me mention the ray.do (pronounced ray-d-o) network over the past few years, but we’ve been pretty tight lipped about most of the details up until now.
Now it is time to lift the veil and let the world know what we’ve been working on all this time.
Because the time for sitting silently is over. Because the media desperately needs accountability. And because advertising has run rampant across the internet.
Because technology has connected us in ways that were never before possible, but so many of us still do things the same as before.
Because the internet was supposed to free us, but instead it has enslaved us.
Because it’s time to start an all out revolution on the systems that surround us, but that revolt must not be violent.
We must fight with our intellects. We must come together on a battlefield of ideas to protect our individual and collective freedoms.
Because change is not coming from Washington DC. It must instead come from the combined efforts of you, and me.
It must come from a collective effort of communities coming together, in the real world and online, to hold those in power accountable.
So I’m inviting you to join me as we set out on the next part of this amazing journey. As we launch the ray.do network and challenge everything about how the world works.
Welcome to the Raymmar Revolution. A Revolution of Ideas.