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.
The Food Network’s CityEats website named us one of 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”
– 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)
– Sept. 12, 2013
WHYY‘s Newsworks.org invited us to be an expert in a chat about East Passyunk’s transformation
– March 20, 2013
The tech-news website Technically Philly highlighted us in a story and video about the increasing presence of hyperlocal news coverage.
– May 6, 2013
The nationally recognized Michelle’s List included us among its lists of “promising local news sites.”
– Dec. 19, 2013
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