It’s been great to see The Awl find success on a national level so quickly

My friends keep talking to me about how they want to start a Web site, but they need to get some backing, and I look at them and ask them what they are waiting for,” Mr. Sicha said. “All it takes is some WordPress and a lot of typing. Sure, I went broke trying to start it, it trashed my life and I work all the time, but other than that, it wasn’t that hard to figure out.

As Nick Denton once told the NYT, “The barrier to entry in Internet media is low. The barrier to success is high.”

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