The author of McClatchy Watch called it quits yesterday, after 27 months of maintaining his blog about the publisher of the Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee and other dailies. From his final "Time to exit" post:
Newspaper watchdog bloggers will mostly be hobbyists who don't do it for the money. For the past several months I have averaged 2,000 hits on weekdays, about half that on weekends. Not bad for this little blog but not a solid business model -- my monthly income from this blog was never more than about one sixth of my mortgage payment.
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