Hello, There…

…and welcome to A Certain Point of View, Too, my new WordPress blog.

I created this blog out of necessity; apparently, someone on Facebook took issue with a post from my original Blogger blog, A Certain Point of View and reported me as a spammer. Consequently, since March 26, Facebook has been removing my posts and blocking my blog’s domain so I can’t post any new entries on “the Social Network.”

Whilst this does not “kill” my blog outright – A Certain Point of View still got 205 hits today (so far), the block on Facebook does deprive me of a large audience. I estimate that visits to my blog have been cut by 50% despite my blog’s longevity and established worldwide audience. That, my friends, is quite a substantial loss of readers and ad revenue.

So, after mulling over my options, I decided to purchase a premium WordPress account for $96 a year, complete with my own domain, in order to get around this unfair block. I wasn’t “spamming” anyone; I was quite picky about where to share my blog. But I suppose some of my decidedly anti-Trump blog posts (or maybe some of my Star Wars reviews) pissed someone off so much that I had to be silenced.

And so, Dear Reader, here we are, in terra incognita on WordPress. It’s all new to me; I still haven’t figured out how to add YouTube videos to posts, for instance, much less monetize my blog.

But I’m a smart guy. I’ll figure it out. And you, Dear Reader, will get a kickass blog worth your while.

Oh, and to the coward who reported my blog to Facebook as “spam”: Screw you, dude, and the horse you rode in on.

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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