January 6, 2010

The Blog Herald and why I left

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about The Blog Herald recently, so I feel I need to clear the air on that matter. I used to be the editor of said site, but as of December 1st 2009, I’m not. This is not due to any controversy, me falling out with the owners of the site (being Splashpress Media, which I’ve always had and still have a great relationship with). Neither is it because of Paul “Scrivs” Scrivens appointment as the new publisher of the Splashpress network, I’ve only got good things to say about the guy in fact, and he knows it.

In a time of transition, it made sense to take a few steps back. The network was changing, and The Blog Herald with it, and I felt that the plans that me and Splashpress had for the site was a bit obsolete because of this.

No hard feelings, no clash, no drama. Not even a disagreement or haggle over money. Everything was – and is – as it should be. It was time, and that’s also why I opted not to continue to write for the site. Sometimes you need to find your own voice again, and to focus on your own projects, like writing books and such.

I’m sure this disappoints some, but I have only good things to say about my relationship with Splashpress Media. They have been kind to me, hiring me as a designer as well as blogger and editor (I also used to run Wisdump and Devlounge), and continues to have faith in me. I appreciate that.

So there you have it. Despite what some might think or claim, me leaving The Blog Herald was completely uneventful, which is also why I didn’t want a public announcement or anything.

Now can we get back to other things? Thank you.

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