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Dec 1, 2011, 12:19 #1
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- Jul 2007
- Yorkshire, UK
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Starting an online newspaper from multiple sources
Hi Guys - haven't been on here in ages.
My idea started from being annoyed that there is a gap in the web that fails to show some news I would like. So for my own sake I want to start collating that news, which I know will have to come from multiple other sites. I can hardly drop everything and become a freelance reporter, so I can't generate the stories I want from scratch!
I am hoping that with a sufficiently sensible website name and a bit of work to find the bits of information I should be able to produce something that other people will be interested in and will be able to find easily. Who knows? If this takes off seriously enough, genuine reporters might just start to volunteer reports specifically for the site... in my dreams, or way off into the future!
The questions are these:
1. How quickly would I have to get enough traffic that it started to annoy an ISP which offers me a free space to host a website?
2. Would I need to buy a domain name rather than use my "personal" website allowance?
3. How easy is it to add RSS feeds and make them look good?
Failing that, if someone else can come up with a really good page to display news covering all aspects of women's UK/European sports updated at least weekly, I would love to see it! Seriously, most coverage in newspapers is rubbish, or borderline non-existent.