Photo: Jack Benny, forever 39.
e’re celebrating our 39th day at the L.A. Daily Mirror by taking time to thank the readers for their patience as we unpack boxes and get accustomed to the new place.
Our numbers are slowly coming back, but in many ways we are starting from scratch as far as Google and the other search engines are concerned. Curiously, Facebook has become our No. 1 source of Web traffic while Google was by far the Daily Mirror’s biggest source of traffic at latimes.com, followed by the rest of the search engine mafia and Wikipedia.
As you may have noticed, this incarnation of the Daily Mirror is a bit different than it was at latimes.com. After six years of marching through the daily papers (two with the 1947project and four with The Times) the focus has shifted to broader view. Much of this is because I have far less time for a blog, but I think it needed a change – at least I did. The good news is that now that I’m no longer restricted to Times staffers, I can add new voices on the blog and I am pleased that several members of the brain trust have stepped forward to share their writing. More readers have offered their work and I’m going to look everything over as soon as I come up for air. So many stories, only one Larry Harnisch.
Now it’s time to ask for your suggestions. Do you prefer daily posts from a particular year or something more overarching? What would you like to see?
And thanks for reading. Tell your friends!