Six years ago today, on January 20, 2010, The Gossips of Rivertown published its first post. Six years, 5,577 posts, and close to 4 million pageviews later, Gossips has established itself as a valued source of hyperlocal news and tales of the history of our quirky little city.
As always, the anniversary of Gossips is the occasion for celebration and thanksgiving. Gratitude goes to all the readers who make Gossips the most widely read and recognized blog in Hudson. In each of the past two years, Gossips has logged close to three-quarters of a million pageviews, and so far in 2016, Gossips is on track to exceed 800,000.
Very special thanks are reserved for the readers who, in the past year set their own subscription rate--anywhere from $25 to $500--and became "voluntary paid subscribers" to The Gossips of Rivertown and the fifty businesses, organizations, and events that have, during the past year, used Gossips to get their message to the community of Hudson and beyond.
Gossips invites you to join the celebration of six years of sharing news, history, and gossip about the events, machinations, troubles, and triumphs right here in our little river city by adding your name to the list of 2016 Subscribers. Just click on the "Donate" button at the top of the right column. Your support--in any amount--is crucial to keeping Gossips going and is enormously appreciated.
Gossips' glorious sixth anniversary cake is the creation of the very talented Michele Delage, the baker at Park Falafel & Pizza. The top of the cake features Gossips' iconic ear trumpet and front page news rendered in fondant. The sides of the cake recall Gossips' masthead, W. H. Bartlett's 1840 engraving of Hudson. The cake (which underneath all the artistry is chocolate) will be at the Red Dot, 321 Warren Street, tonight. As long as it lasts, everyone who dines at Red Dot tonight will get a piece of the anniversary cake for dessert, compliments of The Gossips of Rivertown. Come by and help celebrate Gossips' sixth anniversary.
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