In the few months since Jim Romenesko left Poynter to launch his own site, he has quickly built up an audience of more than 300,000 uniques a month. Clearly he had a lot of loyal users. But he’s also been quick to break news as well.
I’m having a great time on my own, trying some new things and getting readers involved in the site. My body clock doesn’t know I’m “semi-retired,” so I’m still getting up anywhere between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. I keep posting and tweeting through the day and evening as items come to me….
Traffic is great, of course, but I’m not obsessed with it. I have gone days without looking at real-time traffic stats. I know that people at other journalism sites — cough, cough — stare at Chartbeat all day; I don’t. I figure if I post an interesting and entertaining story or graphic, it will probably get good traffic….
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