Yesterday marked a big change for me: It was my last day as a full-time blogger. It’s been seven years now for me, all of them as a member of the Daily Kos community, including the last six writing on a daily basis for the Daily Kos front page.
I’m not disappearing, and will still write here at Daily Kos, so this isn’t a goodbye, but I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that has made Daily Kos such a great community and place to work—Markos, all of the staff, and everyone else in the Daily Kos community. Like poblano, I started blogging during the 2008 presidential primary and without the people that make Daily Kos what it is, I’d have been shouting into the wind. I’m grateful for everyone who have made these such a great six years.
So, what’s next for me? Well, if you don’t follow me on Twitter, you might be a bit surprised: I’m going to be a full-time software developer focused on writing apps for iPhone and iPad. I published my first app on the App Store last year and now have a total of six, all of them fun and easy to use photo and video apps. You can read more about them (and the occasional post about technology) at magicappfactory.com and if you decide to try any of them, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. In addition to continuing to work on my apps, I’ll also be working full-time as a software engineer, but as I said earlier, despite my career change, I’m not vanishing and will still write from time to time. And, of course, I’ll still be reading the front page and diaries.
So this isn’t goodbye, but it is a beginning, and I want to thank everybody who has made the last six years possible—and to say that I’m looking forward to the future.