I've done this for over ten years.
First couple of years... three or four days a week I wrote a few paragraphs of original content with my opinions on a topic in the news, usually linking to multiple sources. Very time consuming if you multiply a few days a week x 52 weeks x an hour or so to write it up.
Next several years... at least five days a week made at least six to ten posts with a link to a very authoritative story, video or document; accompanied by one or two sentences of my own thoughts about the topic; and usually an image of my own or an image from the story if public domain, fair use, or permission allowed. This was successful and attracted a nice number of subscribers (email and RSS), and a lot of people visited the page every day. Time consuming - a couple hours per day minimum. I received topic leads from professors, professional associations, lobbyists, government agencies, RSS feeds, Google News, colleagues, my kids, employees. Also a lot of daily garbage leads from about 1000 shills, barkers, weasels, spammers, PR firms, linkbuilders, marketers, promoters, BSers, SEOs, crackpots, and people from NJ. Really time consuming to do this.
The last year or so I have backed off to conserve energy... I simply post links to four to twelve items per day. If you want to see something similar, look at Drudge Report, but imagine a nicer wrapper. Now messages from most of the shills, weasels, spammers, PR firms etc. go straight to trash and the job takes me about an hour a day because much comes in through trusted sources.
One thing that I have learned by doing this is the difference between a spammer and a guy who works at a PR firm.... the guy who works at a PR firm wears a suit to work and knows how to spell.
Edited by EGOL, 08 September 2016 - 08:04 PM.