Like a reverse takeover
Andrew Sullivan’s decision to quit blogging made me think a lot about how blogging has changed over the past few years — both in good ways and bad ways — and what it means to say that one is a “blogger”
Ten months after going independent, Andrew Sullivan’s politics blog the Dish has hit $791,000 in subscriber revenue. The goal for the year is $900,000. October saw a surge in membership numbers because of the government shutdown.
Ezra Klein and the team behind the popular politics blog Wonkblog just launched a viral site called Know More. It’s “an effort to break the slow web into parts that work for the social web,” Klein says.
Andrew Sullivan says that based on current conversion rates for his subscription-driven political blog The Daily Dish, he doesn’t expect to hit his goal of raising $900,000 — but despite that, he has still achieved a lot that is worth celebrating.
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There’s more than one way to the top of the elite blogging ladder. Here’s lessons from four bloggerati that made it there.
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Our panel on writers who have built independent businesses around themselves — and one who has chosen to remain inside a traditional media entity — gets a new addition: viral publishing phenomenon Tim Ferriss.
Maria Popova, who writes and curates content at the Brain Pickings blog, will be speaking at our paidContent Live conference in New York on April 17 about alternative monetization models and the future of self-published content.
Blogger Maria Popova has come under fire from a number of critics for her use of undisclosed affiliate links on her blog Brainpickings, which highlights how heated the debate over alternative forms of advertising has become.
Both Andrew Sullivan — the conservative blogger who recently announced that he is going independent — and former Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer are taking the same approach to media: connect with your fans, and then ask for help.
Andrew Sullivan’s breakaway from traditional media to run his own standalone blog — for which he has raised almost $500,000 before it even launches — is a sign of that the balance of power in media is still shifting.
Andrew Sullivan, a well known political commentator, ex-magazine editor and legendary blogger offers up some great tips and advice to aspiring bloggers on the art of blogging. More than a decade after I started blogging, I couldn’t agree with Sullivan more. Enjoy the video.
The online order page for The Atlantic still touts “instant access” to The Atlantic Online as part of the subscription. Not sure what the pi…