Seattle Bike Blog/Central District News fills reporting gaps

11 Feb

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As a local blogger, Fucoloro is covers the stories that can’t or don’t get covered by the larger news organizations in the city. He clearly loves what he is doing. That’s evidenced by his story. He began in St. Louis and then slowly started hopping west, landing in Denver before going to Seattle. (In his case, St. Louis really is the gateway to the West). He got his start during 2008 when there were not writing jobs, so instead he decided to create his own.

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We met up at Odd Fellows Lodge, a swanky coffee shop in Seattle. Fucoloro shared his experiences running the two blogs and also fielded questions from our crew about his experiences.

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Fucoloro was very open and honest about what it takes to do the work he does. One doesn’t get rich blogging and he openly professes that it’s always a struggle to sell ads for his site and to keep up the business aspect of his writing. Like journalists at big and small organizations, journalists are constantly finding themselves struggling between doing the reporting they love and finding a way to pay the bills.

 

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4 Responses to “Seattle Bike Blog/Central District News fills reporting gaps”

  1. jumbledwriter February 11, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Very inspiring story for those freelancing.
    –JW

  2. cgparkin February 11, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    Interesting – even more so as I’m reading this in Sydney, thus showing how far a blog can reach in terms of an audience.

  3. Joenumber February 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    I also was surprised by his endurance. Hearing him talk about how after all this time building these blogs, they could easily go away if he got hurt or sick (due to not having benefits) was eye-opening. He was possibly the most passionate person I heard speak during the trip.

  4. yangjustin110 February 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    At the same time, he was realistic about how long his passion might last. Over and over he questioned if the work he was doing was sustainable for the years to come.

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