PassyunkPost.com

I built PassyunkPost.com from nothing into South Philadelphia’s go-to source for news about development, restaurants, events, retail, openings, closings and quality of life issues from 2013 until 2016, when I moved away to Spain. The audience reached up to 60,000 unique visitors a month, averaging more than a million page views a year. I attracted more than 40 regular advertisers and 30 contributing writers and broke dozens of stories that got picked up by other media. Not bad for a side project when I had a full-time job. I sold it in 2017.

PRAISE

The Food Network’s CityEats website named us one of The Ten: On the Rise in Philly Food
http://blog.cityeats.com/philly/2012/11/the-ten-on-the-rise-in-philly-food/
Nov. 7, 2012

The online news magazine Flying Kite made us their lead feature: “Passyunk Post redefines local news”
http://www.flyingkitemedia.com/features/passyunkpost020513.aspx
– Feb. 5, 2013

Fox29 praised us for our effort to get negligent dog owners to pick up after their pets (aka the Dog Shit Crusade)
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/23408900/passyunk-community-deals-with-dog-owners-who-dont-clean-up
– Sept. 12, 2013

WHYY‘s Newsworks.org invited us to be an expert in a chat about East Passyunk’s transformation
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/52418
– March 20, 2013

The tech-news website Technically Philly highlighted us in a story and video about the increasing presence of hyperlocal news coverage.
http://technical.ly/philly/2013/05/06/neighborhood-news-makes-a-difference/
– May 6, 2013

The nationally recognized Michelle’s List included us among its lists of “promising local news sites.”
http://www.micheleslist.org/pages/1
– Dec. 19, 2013

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