It seems that a former newspaper Kansas City newspaper scribe has cracked the code of the local online discourse and created a hugely successful online platform for himself according to this latest post.
Impressive page views and talk of a constant stream of donations welcome this newsie to the Internets publishing game . . . If his blog post and Twitter feed are to be believed.
Word of warning: The former columnist may be enjoying paramount and unprecedented success for a local blogger but we don't advise newsbies to take this path. Mr. Abouhalkah has nearly a half century of journalism experience and a name brand that's renowned throughout the metro area . . . Whereas other Internets denizens who have much better metrics than this columnist (gamers, musicians, movie-makers and hottie models) might not be able to duplicate the results that he claims given that he represents such broad spectrum of opinion among a generous news-reading population who are more than willing to pay for left-leaning content that's also available free of charge across a wide spectrum of online locations.
We're certain that Mr. Abouhalkah's touting respectable numbers and a promising journalism profit center is forthright and be would never engage in the same kind of blogger braggadocio which newspaper journalists traditionally denounce.
Translation: Don't try this at home, kids.
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