The Huffington Post reports that Andrew Sullivan, author of the highly acclaimed and hugely popular weblog ‘The Daily Dish‘, is leaving the magazine The Atlantic. He’ll continue his blogging activities at Light Sound Dimension.
Sullivan, one of the pioneers of weblogging, began ‘The Daily Dish’ in late 2000, and in the course of a decade managed to turn it into the most-read single-author blog in the United States (and thereby probably the world). Taking his blog from Time to The Atlantic in 2007, his readership currently stands at 6 million unique visitors per month.
Andrew Sullivan, in a reaction, claimed to be thrilled to be yet again taking a bold step with his move to Light Sound Dimension.
For me, it’s a strange mixture of excitement and sadness. Sadness because The Atlantic has been a very special home for me and all the interns and staffers who have worked at the Dish. The more than four years that I’ve worked here have been the most rewarding, exhilarating and challenging of my career. I cherish my colleagues, their support and debate, and will miss them deeply.
But there are some opportunities you just can’t let pass by. The chance to be part of a whole new experiment in online journalism, in the Light Sound Dimension adventure, is just too fascinating and exciting a challenge to pass up. And to work with media legends, maartenp, markdjarvis and adriejan, who also happen to be excellent dj’s by the way, is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Glad to have you, Andrew!