For over a year I've had the privilege to write for The Globe & Mail--a publication that I've read and aspired to work for since I was a young fella making his way through journalism school. It's felt good to see my byline associated with the newspaper and its website. Being asked to contribute to The Globe has meant a lot to me: As a Canadian working in the industry that I do, it's not easy to find imprints to work for within our borders. It's just the nature of the beast: the twin hearts of tech journalism can be found in New York and San Fransisco. So that's where you hang your shingle. Except when you don't.
But despite the love I have for the Globe & Mail, I've decided to move on.
Starting on November 1st, I'll be covering tech exclusively for The Wirecutter and its sister site, The Sweethome. I've worked for The Wirecutter since Brian Lam took a chance on me close to three years ago when he asked me to write my first guide for the site. A lot has changed with the site since then, and all of it's been good. Working for The Wirecutter and The Sweethome has led me to meet some of the most passionate, intelligent journalists that I've ever had the pleasure of calling friend or colleague. More than this, my work for the sites has been some of the most fullfilling of my career--I feel that what we do truly helps people. The hours of research, the frustraiting amount of testing and hours spent bickering over which pieces of kit would best serve our readers never feels wasted. Being a writer for Brian Lam, Jacqui Cheng and the rest of the editoral staff at the two sites is about as rewarding a gig as you're bound to find in this industry.
What's more, working for a single outlet will allow me to exercise more control over my schedule. That's important to a fella's work-life balance. But it's even more important for finding the time to tackle a number of writing projects that I've been working on for some time now. I'm excited to make some headway on them. I'm even more excited at the prospect of being able to share them with you at some point in the near future.
Since this is my site, I can do whatever the Hell I care to. So I'd like to take a moment to thank Shane Dingman: my old friend and editor at The Globe & Mail. If you're ever in a position to write under him, do so: He's an absolute pleasure to work with and without fail, his edits made my work look a lot sexier than it really is.
Anyway, that's enough of that. Back to work before I get all weepy.