The future of F1 Fanatic

I started F1 Fanatic at the beginning of 2005 as a hobby. At the time I never thought that within a few years it would grow into a site visited by around 200,000 people per month.

But in the past few months I have felt increasingly frustrated that I don’t have enough time to do everything I want to with F1 Fanatic: developing the site, writing articles for it, proof-reading, responding to your comments, and everything else.

I decided it was time to either commit to the site fully or give up on it. So three weeks ago I gave notice that I would be leaving my job at the end of the year to work on F1 Fanatic full-time.

As you can imagine I’m very excited to take on the challenge of turning something which has given me an enormous amount of pleasure into a paying job. But I’m under no illusions that this is a difficult profession in which to earn money.

I’m very grateful to all of you who visit the site and have contributed to it. I hope you will get even more out of it in the future as I am able to dedicate more time to it.

There will inevitably be changes to the site in the near future, many of which I’ve mentioned here before. They are partly intended to take advantage of the extra time I will have to work on the site. More on that here: Update on improvements to F1 Fanatic

In 2010 I hope to develop F1 Fanatic further as an essential destination for F1 fans with better news coverage, more original content, a quicker and more reliable site, and – most of all – many more opportunities for all of you to get involved.

Here’s to the future!

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209 comments on The future of F1 Fanatic

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  1. benni-m said on 23rd December 2009, 15:28

    you rock keith and sure i will look forward for your great job you do here

  2. Alejandro 35 said on 23rd December 2009, 15:29

    ¡Felicitaciones! I am sure this will mean “a giant leap” for F1 Fanatic, which I and many other Colombians enjoy.

  3. Ive read this site for many months now, but never posted. i wish you all the best becuase this is definatly my 1st stop when looking for f1 news, the info is good and the comments or not your usualy biast rubbish but cohernt points of view with good knowledge of the sport. best regards and good luck with this site. i have already gt many of my f1 friends readign thsis ite and will continue to advertise it to my buddies and others that watch and love f1

  4. F1inSTL said on 23rd December 2009, 18:06

    Congrats! I tell my friends about your site all the time.
    I left my job for a startup company 5 yrs ago…didn’t realize how much work I was in for ;) but I’ve never looked back. You’re obviously a big fan and dedicated to the sport. I hope you enjoy writing it as much as we do reading it. Keep up the great work!

  5. First off, I am surprised to read that this site was only a part-time venture. Your site is very professional and the quality of the writing is top notch. Like others, I too come here first for F1 news, articles, etc. I look forward to seeing what you do with the site. Congrats!

    Dave from Canada

  6. David Lincoln said on 24th December 2009, 6:23

    I think that’s totally awesome. I came to this site a couple of years ago to get some great photos, and I’ve never left. It’s the most informative thing I can get in the US without using F1’s actual site. Good luck and thank you.

  7. Mario (MEX) said on 26th December 2009, 2:00

    Mate, good luck, and any task i can help with this site, i´ll be glad to help.

    I love the site, contents, videos and pics (i have lot of them as wallpaper in my lap top).

    Come on!!!! Hands on work.

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