Andrew Sullivan, whose funding model for The Dish is often cited as proof that a journalist can go solo with backing from the crowd, has decided to step away from the daily blog about politics and world news.
“… I am saturated in digital life and I want to return to the actual world again,” he said in a piece published Wednesday afternoon. “There comes a time when you have to move on to new things, shake your world up, or recognize before you crash that burn-out does happen.”
The Dish was founded in 2000. In 2012 Sullivan appealed to fans to ask them to sign up for subscriptions.
“In just two years, you built a million dollar revenue company, with 30,000 subscribers, a million monthly readers, and revenue growth of 17 percent over the first year.” Gigaom’s Mathew Ingram did a rundown of the company’s cash flow last fall.