Wow, it’s been a long time.
Back in 2005 and early 2006, I launched this little blog dedicated to journalistic mischief – a mix of investigative reporting, media commentary and random observations. Every once in a while, an item would get picked up by the Huffington Post, Gawker, the Boston Globe, Talking Points Memo, Salon and our traffic would catapult from double digits to triple (or even quadruple) digits. It was fun while it lasted, kept me off the streets and netted me a grand total of $77 in Google AdSense revenue.
And then I had to get a real job. So I took a reporting gig at ABC News and gave up Muckraked. And through all the changes since then – senior editor at HuffPo, managing editor of IBTimes and author of “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man” – I’ve always regretted walking away from my little blog. I missed the freedom of being my own boss, guided solely by my own news instincts, and diving into stories, occasionally coming up with a scoop. So earlier this year, after convincing a domain squatter to lower his initial $1000 price to a reasonable Ben Franklin, I bought the site back.
It’s good to be back. I look forward to raking up plenty of muck…