The sites are very different, and I love them both. But Seattle Bike Blog, now just a month and half away from its third birthday, has grown dramatically. It’s time for me to make the jump from part-time to full-time, so I am leaving Central District News next month in order to focus my attention here.
This is a big step for me and blog, and it couldn’t have gotten this far without the support, news tips and participation of dedicated readers like you. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of so many people organizing efforts to improve and increase cycling or starting bike-centric businesses, my list of potential stories has grown so large I wouldn’t be able to keep up even if I could write day and night without sleep. That’s a great problem to have, and a clear sign that Seattle is beyond ready for a full-time independent news website about biking.
The change means that starting in late June or early July, you can expect more news about cycling in and around Seattle. It also means more depth to reporting, more coverage from the field and a faster turn-around on breaking news and news tips.
It also means a renewed effort to grow revenue through advertising and reader subscriptions. Stay tuned for some exciting news about our subscription program (teaser: It involves beer).
I am a little bit nervous and a lotta bit excited to take this leap. And with more and more people and families across the city discovering the joy and convenience of getting around on two wheels, I look forward to telling their stories and keeping them informed about Seattle’s still-young cycling revolution.