For Burien, WA (south of Seattle), The B-Town Blog covers local news, arts, politics, events and more, using rich multimedia including video, photos and more, in addition to standard journalism. Founded/Published by Scott Schaefer, with wife Theresa serving as Sales Manager, and Jack Mayne as Senior Writer. Part of a network of 7 local blogs, including iLoveKent.net, The SeaTac Blog, White Center Blog, Waterland Blog (Des Moines WA), Normandy Park Blog and Tukwila Blog. In 2016, we prouced News Podcasts via SoKing News, based on a 2015 Encore Entrepreneurs Grant from J-Lab. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus Point: Winner of the SPJ's 2010 and 2011 awards for "Best Hyperlocal Website."
Started as a hobby in 2007, then it took off in 2008 when I started getting phone calls asking about Advertising. Brought in a former Sales Rep from the declining local newspaper and turned it into a full-time business. Now it's a Mom-and-Pop internet publishing biz as Scott's wife Theresa is our current Sales Manager. We are deeply embedded in our local community, where we've lived since 1995.
After a story is posted, we immediately cross-post it to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/btownblog/), which is our #1 referral of Readers.
Trying to produce all content can be a challenge! We post around 5-10 stories per day for each of our 7 local news blogs.