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COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

Michael Brunk is one of the most impressive, creative and talented media professionals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. As we celebrate our 10th blog-ivessary, it is incumbent upon me to recognize…

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy 10th Birthday to Us! Ten years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – the first stories were published on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an effective, frequently-updated, professional... [Read more]

B-Town DOG seeking Volunteer Photog, Elves for ‘Santa Paws’ pics Dec. 3

B-Town DOG seeking Volunteer Photog, Elves for ‘Santa Paws’ pics Dec. 3

The B-Town DOG is seeking a Volunteer Photographer and Elves to assist Santa and hand out dog treats to good dogs, and candy canes to good boys and girls at their annual Santa Paws dog photo fundraiser... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – October 2017 Blog traffic stats up +21% / +46% over 2016!

THANKS READERS – October 2017 Blog traffic stats up +21% / +46% over 2016!

Website traffic for The B-Town Blog during the month of October, 2017 is up nearly +21% – with impressions up +46% over 2016, according to independent statistics from Google Analytics: Check out the... [Read more]

THANKS READERS! Nearly 103,000 Uniques during May 2016 – a record!

THANKS READERS! Nearly 103,000 Uniques during May 2016 – a record!

THANKS READERS & ADVERTISERS – May 2016 was a record month for traffic on The B-Town Blog – with nearly 103,000 Unique Visits and almost 300,000 Pageviews! That’s a year-to-year growth (vs... [Read more]

It’s Great to be 8 – Happy Birthday to Us!

It’s Great to be 8 – Happy Birthday to Us!

by Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor Happy 8th Birthday to Us! Eight years ago, the domain www.b-townblog.com was registered, with the hopes of providing something we thought was missing from... [Read more]

Today is The B-Town Blog’s 7th birthday!

Today is The B-Town Blog’s 7th birthday!

Seven years ago today – Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact – The B-Town Blog was created, its domain name registered and activated, with hopes of creating an effective online news and events source for the... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – The B-Town Blog turns 6 years old today!

Happy Birthday to us – The B-Town Blog turns 6 years old today!

Six years ago today (Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), on a dining room table in a modest home near Three Tree Point, The B-Town Blog first came unto this planet, chock full of hopes and dreams of informing... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to Us – The B-Town Blog Turns Five Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday to Us – The B-Town Blog Turns Five Years Old Today!

Five years ago today (at 9:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), Burien resident Scott Schaefer founded The B-Town Blog, and we’d like to celebrate by thanking YOU – our Readers and Advertisers…

Thanks Readers – Over 58,000 Unique Visitors to the Blog in February 2012!

Thanks Readers – Over 58,000 Unique Visitors to the Blog in February 2012!

We’d like to take a brief, self-indulgent moment to send a huge shout-out to all our Readers for another great month of traffic (enough to make us leap…) – The B-Town Blog had over 58,000... [Read more]

Soon You’ll Be Able To Tune Into The B-Town Blog Via Internet Radio!

Soon You’ll Be Able To Tune Into The B-Town Blog Via Internet Radio!

12/28/11 UPDATE: We have decided to change the name of our new Internet Radio Station to ‘SoKing Internet Radio,’ so we can better serve all six of our local blogs in the South King County... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our Holiday Party Is TONIGHT + BIG Announcement At 6pm!

REMINDER: Our Holiday Party Is TONIGHT + BIG Announcement At 6pm!

Click image to see larger version. REMINDER: Our holiday Advertiser and Reader Appreciation Party is TONIGHT – Wednesday, Dec. 14th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. – at the Tin Theater (923 SW 152nd) in Olde... [Read more]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US – The B-Town Blog Turns Four Today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US – The B-Town Blog Turns Four Today!

It was four years ago today (at 9:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact) that The B-Town Blog made its first post, and we’re happy to celebrate by thanking YOU, our Readers and Advertisers,... [Read more]

Thanks Readers For Another Great Month – Over 58,000 Visitors In October!

Thanks Readers For Another Great Month – Over 58,000 Visitors In October!

A HUGE thanks (and virtual group hug) to all our B-Town Blog Readers, both old and new – we had 58,704 Unique Visitors during October, up +16.47% over the previous 31 days! Our total number of Pageviews... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Named 3rd ‘Best Neighborhood Blog’ In KING5 Contest

B-Town Blog Named 3rd ‘Best Neighborhood Blog’ In KING5 Contest

Hope you bet to ‘Show’ folks – The B-Town Blog was awarded 3rd Best Neighborhood Blog in KING5’s 2011 ‘Best of the Western Washington‘ contest, with the winners announced... [Read more]

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

My Oh My! – Saturday night (May 21st) at Safeco Field, The B-Town Blog team hit a major home run when it was named ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)... [Read more]

SeaTac/B-Town Blog Photojournalist Michael Brunk to Speak at PowellsWood

SeaTac/B-Town Blog Photojournalist Michael Brunk to Speak at PowellsWood

Michael Brunk, B-Town Blog Photographer by Greg Wright I’ve known Michael Brunk a long time, and he’s a man of many talents: Boeing technology guru, actor, director, webmaster… and photographer. For... [Read more]

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At The B-Town Blog!

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At The B-Town Blog!

We’re taking some time off to spend the holidays with our friends and families (unless of course Santa crashes into Burien Town Square, then we are so there…), but we’d like to extend... [Read more]

October Sets Traffic Record For B-Town Blog – Over 75,000 Visitors!

October Sets Traffic Record For B-Town Blog – Over 75,000 Visitors!

We’d like to send a GINORMOUSLY HUGE shout-out to all our Readers, both new and old, who helped make October 2010 The B-Town Blog’s most-visited month ever – over 75,000 Unique Visitors! According... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – Sept. Sets Record For B-Town Blog Traffic: Over 52K!

THANKS READERS – Sept. Sets Record For B-Town Blog Traffic: Over 52K!

We’d like to send a HUGE shout-out to all our Readers, both new and old, who helped make September 2010 The B-Town Blog’s most-visited month ever – over 52,000 Readers! According to Sitemeter,... [Read more]

Introducing An “Experiment In Irony”: A Print Version Of The B-Town Blog!

Introducing An “Experiment In Irony”: A Print Version Of The B-Town Blog!

Click image to download your own PDF of our print version you can print yourself. We’re trying an “experiment in irony” here at your normally online-only B-Town Blog – we’re printing... [Read more]

PHOTOS & AUDIO: 34th District Candidates Duke It Out In Burien

PHOTOS & AUDIO: 34th District Candidates Duke It Out In Burien

by Ralph Nichols Candidate filing for this year’s primary and general elections doesn’t begin for another month, but the four hopefuls for state representative from the 34th Legislative District,... [Read more]

Happy Holidays From The B-Town Blog!

Happy Holidays From The B-Town Blog!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at The B-Town Blog! We’ll be taking time off to spend with our friends and families, so unless there’s a *huge* news story we probably won’t be posting... [Read more]

Happy 2nd Birthday To Us! And Now For Our “Terrible Twos”

Happy 2nd Birthday To Us! And Now For Our “Terrible Twos”

Two years ago today (Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), on a dining room table in a home in Burien, your B-Town Blog came unto this planet, chock full of hopes and dreams of informing, entertaining and enlightening... [Read more]