Sunday, November 22, 2009

Blogging and stuff

I'm pondering whether I should suspend Port Reporter in favor of the Biz Blog over there on that site that actually generates money.

Then I think, "Noooo, I'd kinda like to keep this separate. You know, so I can criticize that site, when necessary."

Donna 'Holloday?' C'mon folks, let's get with it!

I'm not above trashing my own project.

So ... when things even out over there (meaning when we get someone else selling ads, soliciting job postings and writing some of the stories), I'll be be back here being on the tail of the old mayor, the new mayor and everyone else I happen to come across.

But yeah, if you are willing to write for us on barter for now, or sell ads (on commission, of course), let someone over there know by writing to


Ari Herzog said...

I presume you've been running analytics on your blog visitors since you started, yes? You're the boss, but if you have more than 5 people reading your blog, it would be a disservice to stop writing, for each of those 5 people likely know dozens, if not hundreds, of people to share your content.

The more content creation and distribution for a single news story, the better, in my eyes. Don't stop writing. You don't have to add 10 blog posts a day (like you used to), though!

Gillian Swart said...

Ari, I'm too busy to write even 1 blog post, much less 10. Back then, I wasn't so busy. But yeah, I kind of miss the blog.

Ari Herzog said...

You gotta do what you gotta do. But don't delete your blog here; keep the past searchable.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else out there that would pay to read Gillian's blog. It would be worth it.

Gillian Swart said...

Awww, thanks Anonymous. Things will even out with Newburyport Business soon, I hope. Right now it's still a scramble, and I'm the one with a lot time to give. We plan to get more freelancers as soon as we can afford it. Speaking of which, a big "thank you" to Elizabeth Rose for helping out, gratis. You'll be seeing more of her in a future issue.