Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Writing for the Torontoist

I've been hired as a contributor to Torontoist, a Toronto community/info/news/blog site that gets around 100,000 unique visitors a month and is the largest website of its kind in the country. (Although they're also in the largest city in the country, so that's kinda cheating.)

My first post was today, regarding the end of BikeShare. All future posts by me should appear here. My contributions to Torontoist will be fundamentally municipal or local in nature, while I'll continue to use this blog for topics that are more federal and/or partisan. (I won't post here less than I have been, I'm just adding Torontoist to the pile.)

By the way, this seems like a good time to solicit feedback from y'all on what you want to get out of this blog. What sorts of posts have you liked? What haven't you liked? And, come to think of it, who are you? Where are you? How did you find me? I've been getting over a thousand visits a month (increasing each month since I started), but I don't have a good sense of who you all are. It'd be great to hear from you via comments to this post.

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At 3:55 PM, Lucky Jodi said...

You should probably know that 822 of your monthly visits are me. What am I looking for? My name. You should include it sometime. Like "my good friend Jodi just subscribed to Bullfrog Power" (and I do mean "just," it took me a long time to remember to fax in the void cheque). Or, my good friend Jodi and I were just discussing the melting permafrost. Or whatever.

At 4:57 PM, Matt Ross said...

I find it amusing that the url for your specific posts contains "author=toronto_christ".

I know you are a big shot in the Green Party now, but Toronto Christ seems a little self absorbed as a nickname choice.

What am I looking for in your site? Much like Jodi I enjoy my name appearing.

At 12:20 PM, Evan said...

Congrats on the Torontoist gig. You're getting quite the fleet of blogging platforms.

What do I want to see on this blog? Believe it or not, I really liked your string of updates from the Halifax policy conference. The kind of bloggers I like are the ones who actually go out and do things, talk to people and listen to what they say. You lead a pretty active public life and I like to hear how it's going.


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