Blogging and crowdfunding pioneer Andrew Sullivan plans to stop blogging and ‘return to the actual world’

Andrew Sullivan speaks to Holly Ross at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Credit: Chad Norman.

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.

Read the full farewell piece here.

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Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

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