Even then, not a lot of people made a ton of money writing for the citizen journalism site, but I'd guess that a few "National Examiners" made a few extra bucks. That being said, there were some passionate writers that graced the site and I personally enjoyed writing about the local food, music, art and film in and around the Monterey Area.
So what happened to Examiner.com and why am I here on Monterey Seth writing about it? During the week of July 11, the site simply shut down. No word to users. No warnings. Even searches about it on Google came up with barely nothing. Reports that showed up online said that the company decided to follow a different business model. Cool. Thanks. That happens to be a ticketing website AXS. So long, farewell, nice to know you Examiner.com. I'm not here to really complain about it. I'm here to move my content, which will have to start anew, because my hundreds of articles written over the last 5 years on Examiner.com are now gone. Pages forwarding to the main page of AXS.com. Later.
That brings me to more about why I'm here. I want to continue writing reviews, news, thoughts and pretty much everything else a critic does concerning the Monterey, California area. I especially want to try some great local area beers and food to review. I want to continue to ingest music from the area. I like being a critic. I like writing down my thoughts and I like that I still have a place to do that.
So, that was my intro and a bit about why I'm going to start writing here on MontereySeth.com. I'm going to be treating this as a general blog also. I think that will make a nice balance to the reviews and news about the Monterey Bay area. If you're reading, I truly appreciate it. If not, at least I'm getting my thoughts out there somewhere.