By Annie Lane
Well, we certainly know how to party! On Sunday, the San Diego Free Press celebrated its one year anniversary with a potluck at Golden Hill Park. It was a wonderfully windy-sunny day filled with great food, interesting conversation and, of all things, croquet.
Of course, it must be noted that most of the success of the San Diego Free Press is due to the wonderful friends, contributors, readers and supporters who have been right here beside us this past year. Thanks for your tireless reinforcement. We need every single one of you.
On June 4, 2012, the San Diego Free Press officially launched. We have since published nearly 1,700 articles, more than 7,200 comments and average 1,600 unique visitors every day. The end, thankfully, is nowhere in sight. We work out of home offices and makeshift offices, at dining room tables and on couches, on laptops and off of our phones–sometimes simultaneously. We publish multiple articles seven days a week, and cover everything from politics to poetry. Current events being what they are, sometimes the politics ends up reading like bad poetry. We can only do so much.
The San Diego Free Press is about as grassroots as it gets, and it is an honor and privilege to be a part of something that has been so well received by the community and beyond. We look forward to continuing to highlight underrepresented neighborhoods and issues, and giving voices to people who might otherwise be ignored.
If you are interested in joining our ever expanding family of contributors, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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