As you know from reading WinRumors over the past year, the site has grown way beyond my imagination and has amassed a loyal and engaged community. You may or may not know that I don’t write at WinRumors full time and have a day job that pays my bills. Running a site alone is a tough situation for any webmaster out there but it’s especially difficult when you’re keeping up with breaking news and maintaining a day job. I have run WinRumors largely on my own with the help of Tim Kimberl, who created the design and site features.
Today I’m announcing my plans to write full time for The Verge. The new technology-focused publication was founded earlier this year by Joshua Topolsky and Marty Moe in partnership with Vox Media. The Verge includes an impressive range of staff, many of whom used to contribute to Engadget. The Verge will allow me to do what I’m passionate about in life, write about the latest technology every day. I’m quitting my day job and focussing solely on writing about Microsoft and other tech giants. My official title at The Verge will be UK Senior Editor.
I’m planning to build a vibrant community of Microsoft fans over at The Verge’s Microserfs channel. The site also has a forum where users can interact and post questions and answers, something I was unable to provide here at WinRumors. The Verge is focused on high quality content, including video walkthroughs, hands on and in-depth reviews. Check out Ross Miller’s Xbox 360 dashboard hands on, Vlad Savov’s Nokia Lumia 800 review and Joanna Stern’s Lenovo U300s ultrabook review for great examples of that. I plan to contribute with my own focus on Microsoft and really expand on the content I produce for WinRumors.
It’s a massive move for me personally but it doesn’t mean WinRumors is finished. I haven’t finalized any plans for the site just yet but over the coming weeks, leading up to my start at The Verge for CES, posts at WinRumors will be less frequent. I’m open to suggestions for the site and I’m considering a number of different options. I hope you’ll join me over at The Verge, it’s an amazing site and I truly believe it will rock for Microsoft news.
I’d like to thank everyone for your incredible support and readership over the past year. It has been amazing to receive feedback and emails from thousands of people around the world who are all passionate about Microsoft’s technologies. I hope that you’ll join me over at The Verge to continue discussing the latest and greatest Microsoft news. I’d also like to thank my friends and family, who have had to endure me running off with a laptop to blog in the middle of a dinner or social night out. Most of all I’d like to thank Tim Kimberl for realising my vision with his design of WinRumors and my beautiful wife to be, Rebecca Surry, for the amazing support and encouragement over the past years.
It’s not farewell, we’re simply on The Verge of some amazing new Microsoft coverage. Stay tuned.
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