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2012: Looking Back and Giving Thanks

The end of the year is my favorite time because that’s when we get to take a step back and think about everything that we have done. I personally click on the summaries of Bushwick Daily visitor stats, and take a look at the posts published in 2012. What I see frequently surprises, if not shocks me. Though, I have to note that it’s a very pleasant shock.

The first glance at our stats shows that Bushwick Daily did a quadruple flip back and managed to get 10 out of 10 for the landing as well. At the end of 2012 we are reaching four times as many readers as we did in the beginning of this year (approximately 15,000 in January 2012 and 60,000 in December 2012). If you’re asking about the difference between 2011 and 2012, we have reached five times as many readers as last year (approx. 73,000 in 2011 and 390,000 in 2012).

I believe that there are several reasons why Bushwick Daily has been so very successful. First of all, I hate to sound like your dad, but consistently hard work pays off. In 2012 we have published over 440 posts, which means about 36 articles every month!! 25 contributing writers and photographers worked together like a hive of busy bees to bring you lotsa original content.

Secondly, as we have been improving and growing, so has been Bushwick. A significant number of people moved in to the neighborhood and a significant number of businesses opened creating the environment of opportunities in our little pigeon town.  In other words, more and more people have been interested in what’s happening in Bushwick.

Throughout 2012, Bushwick Daily has appointed two new editors. After, his successful reign over Bushwick Daily in June as the sub Editor in Chief, Sean Alday has become the Managing Editor.  Maria Gotay has been enthusiastically writing and photographing Bushwick with a focus on the music scene for Bushwick Daily since September 2011, and so it was no surprise that she became the 1st lady of Bushwick music scene aka our Music Editor in September 2012. Another lady behind the scenes who deserves a loving mention is Wesley Salazar who has been patiently copy editing our articles since 2011. jojoSoul has brought a whole new level of awesomeness to Bushwick Daily by live DJ-ing for us every Monday with his buddy RG at Live@Five.

Love, sweet love belongs to all our contributors who have been working really hard and really well to bring you the coverage of the beloved Town in the Woods.

A big chunk of love flows to our sponsors who have believed in our vision and who have supported us. Without them Bushwick Daily would be just another funny blog updated once or twice a month between a day job and the rest of our lives. Thanks to our sponsors we are able to dedicate a lot of time and attention to Bushwick Daily, fulfilling our desire to serve the community.

Most importantly, thank you, dear readers, for all your love, attention, loyalty, and feedback, whether positive or negative, we’ve learned so much!

We are hoping that 2013 will be the best year for Bushwick ever. Probably, the most important wish or hope we have is for the different communities of Bushwick to come together and realize that we are one, regardless of background, nationality or age...



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