Much has changed since I last updated the blog 15 months ago. I have left the world of television promotion after 14 years and taken a full-time position as Editor-in-Chief at Tecca. I am reunited with many of fine people I used to work with at AOL’s Joystiq gaming sites, including Barb Dybwad, Elizabeth Harper, Adam Holisky, Mike Gray, Randy Nelson, Sam Axon, and Shawn Schuster. As you can imagine, we talk a lot about video games all day, but it’s for work purposes dammit.
I had to leave behind all my other various freelance gigs to focus on this start-up site. I had to say goodbye to WoW Insider, Massively, G4, Sprout Social Insights, and my mobile game site, Danomatic. WoW Insider was the hardest to leave after having spent 4-1/2 years with the site, first as a writer, then as an editor and, for the last year, Editor-in-Chief. I am extremely proud of the team we built and was happy that my final days with the site were spent overseeing the WoW Insider BlizzCon 2012 Reader Meetup. A couple thousand people showed up for a night of friendships, drinks, free swag, pool dunks and Felicia Day sightings. So many partiers arrived, the Fire Department had to limit entry for a few hours. I call that a success. I also call it mini-BlizzCon. Shh, don’t tell Blizzard I said that.
Since then I’ve been working full-time helping Tecca build its reach, voice, and presence. We have an amazingly talented team of writers and editors working to keep the world on top of the all the gadgets in their lives. Our work is syndicated to other sites such as Yahoo, Time, USA Today, Mashable and MSNBC. Our original video appears in McDonalds’ stores, on T-Mobile handsets, across AOL’s video network and many other places. The word is getting out on what we do and I couldn’t be happier to be part of the team. And we have even bigger plans in the works. I really hope those plans involve me. Otherwise, that would be awkward.
I won’t lie. It was scary changing careers three days shy of 42nd birthday. But it’s been a great adventure so far. Plus, everyone I now work with tolerates my obsession with lolcats. What more could one ask for?