Several weeks ago in the midst of posting all of the CES content we passed 10,000 articles at Geek News Central. Looking back, this site was launched in May of 2002 with a very small readership, and really stayed that way until September of 2004 when I launched the podcast. The readership, and listeners grew dramatically overnight the growth in fact was so fast that the site had to move to a dedicated server shortly thereafter.
The site has seen multiple design changes over the same period, we have been on this current design now a couple of years. I think it is simply remarkable that their has been over a 1,000 posts a year. While I was the primary writer for the first 5-6 years, over the past 4 years we have had a great team of writers here that contribute nearly daily content. On average or writer budget runs about a $1000.00 a month with all of our writers getting paid on a per post basis in a no pressure atmosphere. I am largely hands off on what the team posts, with the exception of content like CES and some priority articles I feed them from press and company contacts.
Our goal is to educate and inform. I have always said we break tech news down for the common man. Our writers have all come from the readership or subscribers to our audio and video content. The team here looks forward to bringing you the next 10,000 articles. I would bet that we get the next 10,000 up much faster!
It should be noted, that without our sponsors we would not be able to do what we do. It is my hope that you will support our advertisers so that we can continue to move forward. While Geek News Central is not a huge blogging machine, churning out every tech story like some of the other blogs, but we hold our own, and our monthly site traffic has done nothing but increased each month.
Little would have I thought in 2002 that this site and show would be providing me a full time income.
Keep reading, watching and listening.
Aloha Todd Cochrane