DailyWireless: 5 Year Birthday Surprise!

Posted by Sam Churchill on


It’s our birthday!

Earlier this month, DailyWireless.org celebrated five years of publishing. But we’ve held off celebrating to make a surprise announcement.

When Don Park and I (Sam Churchill) started DailyWireless in March, 2002, virtually every municipal wireless project was run by hobbyists, WiMAX was just a gleam in the eye of Roger Marks and cell phones didn’t do messaging, let alone mobile tv. Much has changed.

One thing hasn’t. Our commitment to you, the reader.

Anyone can do what I do. This blog costs nothing to create — just time. I pay $50/month to Stephouse Networks to host it and Don maintains it. I’ve now banged out more than 6,500 articles on my creaky $250 Dell Laptop. What more do I need?

Our blog hasn’t set any records for page views. We average about 100K page views/month, but our stats show daily readership from big shots like the FCC, the U.S. Senate and House, large telecommunications firms, investment bankers and literally millions of (real) people.

But AdSense revenue has really dropped off. I think people now take the news feed without the ads. Thank God for Ubiquiti Networks — they’ve kept us afloat.

Which brings us to our big surprise . . . Tippit!

Companies like Tippit figure out which leads pay the most, then create sites to target that audience. Often the content is from companies promoting products and in some cases the lead generation sites are sham sites. But we don’t think you’ll mind. It will be an adventure.

Under our new management, frivolous and irrelevant articles will be eliminated to concentrate on a new generation of lead generation — the ‘call to action’ scripts will be embedded right in the content. It’s the latest thing in B2B communications. We think you’ll love it.

Don and I are looking forward to the next 5 years. We hope you have as much fun as we do.

UPDATE: I see that WiFi Net News has now posted that they are now SIX years old and Steve Stroh says he’s been writing about broadband wireless for TEN years.

Damn!

Posted by Sam Churchill on Sunday, April 1st, 2007 at 6:24 pm .

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