Well, “lost” is probably not the right word, because I am not trying to find it again.
I already sent something out to my newsletter subscribers about this, but thought it was worth a post too.
Yesterday was my last day on the job as a staff member at StomperNet. This has actually been in the works for a while, it’s just taken some time to hand off a whole plateful of responsibilities to different people and work out all the details.
Actually, I’ve still got one more little project to finish but I’m doing this one “on the house” because it’s the primary reason why I took the job in the first place.
I will still be a member of the StomperNet faculty, which is actually a lot cooler than working there.
For example, if a faculty member sleeps in until noon on a Monday, nobody’s going to notice. If the Chief Experience Officer does that, they call and wake him up, long before noon rolls around. (like, at 9:01 am Eastern time – which is 8:01 here. Seriously.)
Having a job was fun sometimes, and sometimes it sucked. Mostly, it took too much time away from what I am actually good at and enjoy doing – like research and teaching.
What am I going to do with all my new-found time, besides hanging out in the StomperNet forums?
Well, about half of it belongs to my family. The rest will go into some new projects** that I’ve been trying to “find time” for – and some old projects that always seemed to get put on the shelf over pressing work responsibilities.
Meanwhile, the “new StomperNet” is just about ready for public consumption, and it’s going to have a very broad appeal.
When they say that internet marketing is going to change forever, well, you could call that hyperbole if you like, but I’ve seen what’s coming. If you have a web site, you will want to be paying attention on September 9th.
**(details coming sooner than later)