When I wrote the first line of code of BrooWaha about 3 years ago, I never expected this project to become what it is today. As a graduate student at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, I was merely looking for a side project to apply what I had learned in school for the past 6 years and design my first website from scratch.
About a year after the launch, it became evident that the project had become more than a nerd's toy and needed more attention than I could give it in order to grow. David Cohn joined me in the adventure at this time and brought with him his experience in journalism and new media.
With now several thousand registered authors and close to ten thousand published articles, it is again time for BrooWaha to evolve and grow from a side project to a full blown website with developers on payroll. It is for this reason that David and I decided to partner with Blogcatalog.com to give BrooWaha and its community the love it deserves.
Blogcatalog.com, whose team includes Tony Berkman and John Forch, boasts a large community of bloggers and 20+ million monthly visitors. These impressive figures combined with its executive team's excitement for the citizen journalism movement made this partnership an excellent fit. We will be publishing interviews of John and Tony in the coming days.
But concretely, what can you expect in the future for BrooWaha?
- A brand new look and more intuitive interface
- A full time team of developers working to constantly improve BrooWaha and implement your feature requests
- Professional journalists will participate in the editorial tasks of the website
- The support of the blogcatalog executive team to take BrooWaha to the next step
- Exposure to the millions of users of blogcatalog.com
I know this transition has been a little confusing for some of you, but please bear with us while we fix all the remaining bugs. Also, please feel free to submit any bugs and feature requests at http://forum.broowaha.com. Ross, our new lead developer, will make sure these requests are addressed in a timely manner.
Thanks for your continued support and contribution to the citizen journalism movement.
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